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There are diverse expressions and traditions of the global church, but every local community needs a process for anchoring Christians in “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) that equips us to be practitioners of the way of Jesus. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, we are in the “pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you” (4:19). The Institute is our discipleship pathway for deeply forming people in the way of Jesus for the sake of others. We are primarily concerned with creating learning environments that nurture people who love the Lord with our affections, intellect, and habits. Core Classes are the first part of this pathway. Rather than a cul-de-sac of information or personal piety, these learning environments are onramps into the mission of God where disciple-makers can receive a deeper rooting for a fruitful life in the Spirit that changes the way we work, parent, serve, lead, and neighbor.


Spring Core Classes - registration closed

Scripture - Leader - Chad Reeser - The Scripture class focuses on how the bible was written, how it was recognized as God’s word, and how we can study it with skill and humility. 


History - Leader - Steve Patzia - In this class we will be studying key turning points in post-Biblical Christian history and discovering how these moments can still inform and shape us as we live out our faith today. 


Fall Core Classes - registration closed

Theology - Explores foundational Christian doctrine with the Apostles' Creed as a touchstone.


Formation - Equips people to build a practical rule of life around the way of Jesus in order to better live on mission and see Kingdom renewal in our communities and in our time.


You can check out the class calendar HERE.


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