Foundations program

Foundations

A basic yet comprehensive set of Bible and theology classes geared for all people

The Foundations program is appropriate for all followers of Jesus. It does not assume you know anything about the Bible and will teach you basic Bible content and beliefs. These courses are for most people, but especially for those who agree with most of these statements.

  • I am a new follower of Jesus.
  • I don't feel like I have been taught the Bible.
  • Even though I have gone to church for years, I am still not sure of what the Bible teaches or what I believe.
  • I do not know where the book of Hezekiah is.
  • I am not sure what a "Study Bible" is.

We encourage you to take all of the classes in Foundations, beginning with Life is a Journey. After you complete Foundations, you may want to go deeper in your biblical and theological training with classes in the BiblicalTraining Academy.

What you'll learn:

  • Overview of the Bible
  • Why you can trust your Bible
  • How to live out the spiritual disciplines
  • Practical steps to sharing your faith
  • Subject:
    Biblical Studies
  • Skill Level:
    Basic
  • Time Required:
    50 hours
  • Number of Classes:
    8 Classes (4 electives)
  • Price:
    Free
  • Language:
    English

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Core

Life is a Journey Bill Mounce
Dr. Bill Mounce
Examine what it means to be a follower of Christ.
Bible Survey Dr. Bert Downs
Dr. Bert Downs
Get an overview of the Bible that puts the pieces together.
Old Testament Survey Dr. House
Dr. Paul House
An overview the Old Testament, its basic structure and teaching.
New Testament Survey Dr. Carl Laney
Dr. Carl Laney
Detailed overview of the New Testament.
52 Stories of the Bible Bill Mounce
Dr. Bill Mounce
Learn the basic structure, stories, and characters of the Bible.
How to Read Your Bible George Guthrie
Dr. George Guthrie
How to get started in reading and studying your Bible.
A Guide to Christian Beliefs Dr. Marshall
Prof. I. Howard Marshall
A summary of Christian beliefs.
Basics of Spiritual Growth Dr. Martyn
Dr. Stephen Martyn
How do you begin to grow spiritually? How do you continue to become more like Jesus?
Essentials of Worship Gary Parrett
Dr. Gary Parrett
Practical summary on Christian worship.
The Worship Pastor and their Team
Carl Cartee
Theology and practical suggestions for a worship pastor to plan and lead worship services and mentor his worship team.
Why I Trust My Bible Bill Mounce
Dr. Bill Mounce
Reasons why we can trust our Bible.
A Short Course on Evangelism Dr. Tuttle
Dr. Robert Tuttle, Jr.
Overview of Christian evangelism.
Essentials of Christian Apologetics Ronald Nash
Dr. Ronald Nash
An introduction to Christian apologetics.
Counseling for Healthy Relationships Carl Elkins
Dr. Karl Elkins
A practical approach to healthy relationships.
Essentials of World Missions Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
An introduction to Christian missions.
Essentials of Christian Education Gary Parrett
Dr. Gary Parrett
An introduction to Christian education.
Small Group Dynamics Ron Pyle
Dr. Ron Pyle
How to lead and participate in a small group.
Spiritual Warfare Gerry Breshears
Dr. Gerry Breshears
A practical introduction to spiritual warfare.
Traditions of Spirituality Don Davis
Dr. Don Davis
How can evangelical Protestants be renewed?
What is the Gospel Marc Cortez
Dr. Marc Cortez
An overview of the Gospel.