All-of-Life Discipleship Institute consists of topical-based classes offered on Sunday mornings. These classes are designed to you help in the pursuit of learning and living the Gospel in every relationship. We encourage you to prayerfully consider the class that would be most beneficial to you and your spiritual growth. See the course descriptions below or download the brochure here.
Winter ’18 Course Descriptions
New Testament Part 2 – Dan Waterman
This course is designed to be a survey of the entire New Testament that will examine all 27 books. Exploring the main theme of each book, this class will specifically consider the implications the New Testament is to have on our lives today. Demonstrating the unity throughout the Scriptures, we’ll see how God kept His promises through the sending of His Son. Lastly, we’ll consider how Jesus Christ is the heart and center of the Bible, and discover the amazing intensity of God’s love towards us.
Nehemiah – Ben Triestman
The walls of their once-great city lay in ruins. A scorn to their enemies and battered by corruption—the people of God are in despair. But God has not abandoned His people! Amid the turmoil, the LORD raises up a visionary leader—Nehemiah—to restore the people and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Our study of Nehemiah’s story will explore themes of God’s faithfulness and glorious work of redemption, while tapping into a rich reservoir of practical leadership principles.
The Foundations – Glenn Felty
Pastor Glenn will facilitate the DVD-based course “The Foundations” featuring Ken Ham, the founder of Answers In Genesis. This course will inform you of the foundational nature of today’s attacks on the Word of God. We will deal with questions like, “Can we add millions of years to the Bible?” “Does science confirm the Bible’s history?” and “How can we effectively evangelize in today’s culture?” Purchase of $5 study guide required.
Gospel Forgiveness & Gospel Freedom –
This course is designed to help the participant understand, appropriate and express the foundational truths of the Christian life. Students will interact with the various ways in which the Bible explains our forgiveness. Also, focused attention will be given to the following issues: our identification with Christ, the filling of the Holy Spirit, the means of grace, and biblical self-discipline
Doctrine of Christ – Dean Ressler
Christianity hinges on two questions about Jesus Christ: 1.) Who is Jesus? and 2.) What did Jesus do? We need to know how to satisfactorily answer those questions for ourselves as well as be able to share with others the reason for the hope that is in us. This will be a theological (and sometimes apologetical) study of the doctrine of Christ.
Church Membership and Shape –
Membership Class – Understanding what our church teaches is vital to church membership. We will discuss the BFC Articles of Faith, the meaning of salvation as presented in the Scriptures, Cedar Crest’s Vision2020 and more. Jan. 7 – Feb. 11.
S.H.A.P.E. – Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life. Filled with Scripture and real life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of Spiritual gifts, Heart (passion), Abilities, Personality and Experiences. S.H.A.P.E. class dates are: Feb. 18 – March 25.