This 6-week series will all be about the foundations of our faith. Specifically, what it truly means to be gospel-centered people. We use this word gospel all of the time, but it is foundational for our students to know and understand what it means to for their lives to be gripped by the good news of Jesus Christ.
This series will be broken down into 3 SECTIONS…
1. What is the gospel?
2. What does the gospel do in us?
3. How does the gospel work through us?
So, this summer, our 8 weeks together in this study will be about answering these 3 critical questions.
We are learning together in Waypoint Students University.
Biblical Interpretation 101:
A study of the historical background, rules, principles, and methods of sound biblical interpretation. The purpose of this course is to launch the student into the arena of formal biblical analysis. The student needs specific information, tools, skills, and guidance for properly studying the Holy Scriptures. This course assists the learner in using basic Bible study tools in association with proper procedures for gathering raw data and processing that data such that it can be interpreted and applied to daily living.
Week 1 (June 5th): What is Biblical Interpretation?
Week 2 (June 12th): How to read the Bible.
- How to read the Bible: Sentences
- How to read the Bible: Paragraphs
- How to read the Bible: Discourses
Week 3 (June 26th): Contexts-Meaning & Application.
- Historical-Cultural Contexts
- Who controls the meaning?
- Levels of meaning.
Theological Survey 101:
This course is an introduction to the basic tenets of Christianity. There is an increasing need for believers to be acquainted with a general overview of the basic doctrines of scripture and the concept of the Christian life. The aim of this course is to give a rational and practical overview of Christian doctrine so that the student can understand what Christianity is about. In contrast to other courses that attempt to defend Christianity against opposing worldviews and religions, this course focuses on familiarizing students with the basic tenets of the Christian faith and the application of those beliefs to one's life.
Week 5 (July 10th): Doctrine 101
- The Trinity
Week 6 (July 17th): Doctrine 101
- Applied Theology
Pastoral Apprenticeship 101:
Week 7 (July 24th): Peek behind the pastoral curtain.
- How does your senior pastor prepare his sermons? Q&A w/ Bob Ingle