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“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”      Colossians 2:6-7 ESV

 

Purpose: Provide a fundamental understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith.

The Plan: The TRI Committee has divided the classes that will be taught into two categories. At this point 12 classes have been identified as “Core Classes”. These classes will be taught every 3 years.

The second category has been identified as “Elective Classes”. At this point there are 16 Elective Classes. These will not necessarily be repeated.

When? The classes will be on Sunday mornings and will run from 9:00 to 10:15 am.

Each class will continue for 13 weeks, then a new quarter with different classes will begin. Each year there will be 4 quarters with different classes offered in each of those 13 week periods.

 

Spring Quarter (2017):
 The Acts of the Apostles Teacher: Steve Haines. The Acts of the Apostles connects the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus with the faith communities that came after Jesus. Acts explains what happened after the Great Commission (Matt 28) and provides the background to the different letters that were written to various faith communities.
 
 

*************** Two Rivers Institute Courses ***************

(Note: Core classes are in bold)

1. BIBLE. Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey; How To Understand the Bible; Prophets & Prophecy; Ten Commandments; Parables; Christ in the Old Testament.

2. DOCTRINE. Systematic Theology (Baptist Distinctives); Apologetics / Worldviews; Attributes of God ; Eschatology; The Church; Creation; Institutes of the Christian Religion

3. HISTORY. Church History; Heroes of the Faith; Historical Context of the Old and New Testaments; America’s Christian Heritage.

4. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. Spiritual Disciplines; Basics of the Christian Life; Biblical Counseling Basics; Contemporary Cultural Issues; Financial Stewardship; Nine Marks of a Healthy Church.

5. MISSIONS & EVANGELISM. The History & Theology of Missions; The Gospel & Evangelism.

6. RELATIONSHIPS. Marriage & Family; Living As A Church; Friendship, Courtship & Marriage; Men’s Issues; Women’s Issues.

Two Rivers Institute Committee: Mike Scarberry and Mac Williams