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. Most of the Seminars are also at a Foundations level.

Core

Life is a Journey
Dr. Bill Mounce
Examine what it means to be a follower of Christ.
Bible Survey BT
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.
Understanding Theology Bruce Ware
Dr. Bruce Ware
Summary of an evangelical understanding of God.
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?
Small Group Dynamics
Dr. Ron Pyle
How to facilitate and participate in a small group
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.
Gravity and Gladness on Sunday Morning John Piper
Dr. John Piper
Christian worship emphasizes the inward experience of the heart.

Electives

Why I Trust My Bible Bill Mounce
Dr. Bill Mounce
Reasons why we can trust our Bible.
Forgiveness Ron Toews
Mr. Ron Toews
A life-changing discussion of what forgiveness is, and is not, and how to proceed.
What is the Gospel Marc Cortez
Dr. Marc Cortez
An overview of the Gospel.
Essentials of the Old Testament Douglas Stuart
Dr. Douglas Stuart
Basic overview of the entire Old Testament.
Understanding the New Testament Craig Blomberg
Dr. Craig Blomberg
Overview of New Testament themes.
Bible Study Methods Strauss
Dr. Mark Strauss
This class will introduce you to the basics questions of how to study your Bible.
Essentials of Old Testament Theology Paul House
Dr. Paul House
The basic themes and teachings of the Old Testament.
Understanding Biblical Theology Thomas Schreiner Miles Van Pelt Craig Blomberg
Taught by a team
A three-part class on Biblical Theology
A Guide to Christian Beliefs Dr. Marshall
Prof. I. Howard Marshall
These foundational teachings will help you understand what a relationship with Jesus Christ really means.
A Guide to Christian Theology Dr. Breshears
Dr. Gerry Breshears
An overview of what Christians believe, presented in clear, easy-to-understand terms.
Theology of the Reformers Timothy George
Dr. Timothy George
The theology of Luther, Calvin, and other Reformers.
T.U.L.I.P. John Piper
Dr. John Piper
The famous five points of Calvinism that separates it from Roman Catholicism.
Essential Luther Gordon Isaac
Dr. Gordon Isaac
Luther's teaching on justification by faith, and spirituality.
Introduction to Wesleyan Theology Steve Seamonds
Dr. Steve Seamands
How Wesleyan theologians approach theology.
Essentials of Christian Apologetics Ronald Nash
Dr. Ronald Nash
An introduction to Christian apologetics.
Essentials of Church History Gordon Isaac
Dr. Gordon Isaac
A summary of church history.
Spiritual Warfare Gerry Breshears
Dr. Gerry Breshears
A practical introduction to spiritual warfare.
Spiritual Abuse Gerry Breshears
Dr. Gerry Breshears
When church leaders use their power to control the flock.
Traditions of Spirituality Don Davis
Dr. Don Davis
How can evangelical Protestants be renewed?
Spiritual Formation and Devotional Intimacy Gary Thomas
Dr. Gary Thomas
An introduction to the biblical and historical roots of Christian spirituality.
Dynamics of Christian Spirituality Glen Scorgie
Dr. Glen Scorgie
Introducing the dynamics of spiritual growth.
A Short Course on Evangelism Dr. Tuttle
Dr. Robert Tuttle, Jr.
Overview of Christian evangelism.
Theology of Work
Dr. Gerry Breshears
We are created in God's image and God invites us to be co-workers with him.
Desiring God John Piper
Dr. John Piper
The pursuit of joy in life and ministry.
Prayer, Meditation and Fasting John Piper
Dr. John Piper
The role of prayer, meditation and fasting in the life of the believer.
Sexual Complementarity John Piper
Dr. John Piper
A complementation look at the relationships between men and women.
Suffering for the Sake of the Body John Piper
Dr. John Piper
Satan uses pleasure and pain to to prevent, weaken, and destroy believers.
Future Grace/Battling Unbelief John Piper
Dr. John Piper
The grace from God that enables faithfulness.
Essentials of Christian Ethics Ronald Nash
Dr. Ronald Nash
An introduction to Christian ethics.
Essentials of Philosophy and Christian Thought Ronald Nash
Dr. Ronald Nash
An introduction to Christian philosophy.
Essentials of Worldview Analysis Ronald Nash
Dr. Ronald Nash
An introduction to the analysis of worldviews.
Essentials of World Missions Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
An introduction to Christian missions.
Essentials of African Traditional Religion Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
The basics of common religion in Africa.
Essentials of Buddhism Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
Basic teaching of Buddhism.
Essentials of Hinduism Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
A summary of Hindu beliefs.
Essentials of Islam Timothy Tennent
Dr. Timothy Tennent
A summary of Islam.
Essentials of Christian Education Gary Parrett
Dr. Gary Parrett
An introduction to Christian education.
Introduction to Public Speaking Bryan Chapell
Dr. Bryan Chapell
The basics of putting a talk together.
Counseling for Healthy Relationships Carl Elkins
Dr. Karl Elkins
A practical approach to healthy relationships.
Depression: When a Member of the Flock Needs Special Care Gary Lovejoy
Dr. Gary Lovejoy
How to walk with someone who is in depression.
Ministry and Disabilities Jeff McNair Steve Bundy
Taught by a team
How can the church serve people with disabilities, and how it be served by them as well.
Urban Church Planting Don Davis
Dr. Don Davis
The challenges and solutions when planting churches in urban areas.
History of the English Bible Daniel Wallace
Dr. Daniel Wallace
A short class on the history of the Bible.
Breaking the DaVinci Code Darrell Bock
Dr. Darrell Bock
Debunking the myths of the Davinci Code.
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