CHRIST COMMUNITY INSTITUTE
The Christ Community Institute serves to equip believers to know, love, and serve God through theological training and discipleship. It is built for you.
discover the depths of our faith in Scripture and the breadth of our mission to the world
WEDNESDAYS | 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Our goal at Christ Community is to equip our members to know God, grow in Christ-likeness, and carry out his mission. To that end, we’ve established the Christ Community Institute. If you would like to take the next step in your spiritual growth, the Institute is for you! Through a combination of classroom teaching, discussion, reading, and hands-on application, we will discover what it means to walk intimately with Christ, build healthy marriages & families, live on mission, and grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Fall courses begin Wednesday, September 6.
READY TO BEGIN?
Institute courses are offered on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm during the fall and spring. We understand that participation in the Institute is a big commitment, but we ask that participants do their very best to attend all class meetings and complete their assignments to get the most out of their experience. Each class is $50 and covers the cost of books, resources, and other materials.
CORE DISCIPLESHIP TRACKIf you are a member at Christ Community, we’d like to encourage you to make this one-year investment in your spiritual growth at some point in your journey with us at our church.
The Knowing God course is designed to introduce men and women to the God of the Bible and enable them to grow in their relationship with Christ through the practice of the spiritual disciplines. Topics covered in this course include: the doctrine of God, reading and studying the Bible, prayer, meditation, Scripture memory, etc.
This course is designed to equip students with a biblical vision of marriage. We’ll explore God’s wisdom and promises for your marriage as we take on topics including biblical manhood, womanhood, headship, submission, grace, communication, and forgiveness.
LIFE ON MISSION
This course is designed to introduce believers to God’s redemptive mission and equip them to live as faithful ambassadors for Christ in their homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, and relational networks. Topics include: the mission of God, evangelism, faithful neighboring, God’s work in the nations.
The Gospel-Centered Life course is designed to build on the foundation of your faith in Christ and to help you apply the truth of the gospel as it relates to your worldview, your past, growth in holiness, and your purpose in God’s Kingdom. Topics include: abundant life, walking in the Spirit, fighting sin, and becoming a vessel God can use.
This course is designed to equip students with a biblical perspective on parenting. We’ll explore God’s wisdom and plan for family discipleship as we take on topics including fatherhood, motherhood, law, grace, childhood development, the role of the church, and family worship rhythms.
MINISTRY TRAINING TRACKThis track in the Institute will kick off in 2024, and is reserved for those pursuing a calling to vocational church ministry, lay eldership at Christ Community, and current seminary students. Prerequisite for the Ministry Training Track is completion of the Core Discipleship Track.
BIBLICAL DECISION MAKING
This course builds off what was learned in the previous courses in order to apply the truths of God’s Word to various ethical issues such as gender & sexuality, sanctity of human life, suffering, politics, etc. Students will be challenged to view issues through a biblical worldview.
THE STORY OF THE BIBLE
The Story of the Bible course is designed to give participants an overview of all 66 books of both the Old and New Testaments. Each book will be summarized, giving attention to the main characters, events, and movements in each stage of the story, culminating in the second coming of Christ.
The Christian Beliefs course explores and summarizes a Christian Systematic Theology. Topics include: God, the Bible, Man, Salvation, the Church, the End Times, etc.
TEACHING GOD'S WORD
This course is designed to equip students to teach the Scriptures faithfully and clearly. Emphasis will be placed on rightly interpreting the text and effectively communicating it considering the teacher’s given audience.