Basics

If your study time is limited? The Basics Series is for you! Each course covers the essentials of the subject matter in short segments—about 25 minutes or less. Just add a few minutes to your devotional time for 2 weeks, and you will have a basic understanding of the course content. Then, if you want to dig deeper there are multiple learning options available. Just check our course catalog for details on other in-depth courses.

SF105 : Bible Basics

Are you curious about the Bible? Is any of it even relevant for today? The Bible Basics course provides you with an overview of the Bible and will demonstrate how the Old and New Testament books fit together. You will discover spiritual insights that will speak to your heart today and understand why the Bible has become an enduring and…

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SF104 : Spiritual Life Basics

The New Testament challenges each of us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). What does this mean and how do we do this?

The Spiritual Life Basics course begins with explaining how to know for sure that you have eternal life through Jesus Christ. Then you learn how to…

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OT128 : Old Testament Basics

Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jonah, Samson, and David. Have you heard of these people? Their stories are part of the Old Testament and are important even today. This study of the Old Testament will help you understand how all the stories found in the Old Testament fit together and what lessons can be applied to your life today. You will walk…

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NT109 : New Testament Basics

“How to Get Out of the World Alive” might be a better title for the New Testament. The main theme of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners and to give you a quality of life that would be absolutely impossible if He hadn’t come. How does this good news affect you? What…

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SF106 : Bible Study Basics

If you began today, you could spend a lifetime looking for and discovering all of the treasures of the Bible. In Bible Study Basics you will need to become childlike, yet scientific at the same time, as you ask these questions: Who is the author? To whom is he writing? Why? When? Where? How? Wherefore? In asking these questions you…

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ST101 : Theology Basics

Does the word doctrine intimidate you? How would you define doctrine? Doctrine is defined as biblical truths that are taught, believed, and practiced. When you understand the term, it can both encourage and empower you. In Theology Basics you will study the central doctrines of the Bible and how they fit into God’s plan for your redemption and for His glory.…

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ML111 : Introduction To Public Speaking

Does speaking in front of a group of people incite terror in you? It’s on the top of the list of things that people fear most. In Introduction to Public Speaking you will learn how to prepare your speech—from an introduction that grabs the attention of your audience, to content that keeps them engaged, to a conclusion that gives people…

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ML112 : Foundations of Effective Leadership

Leadership—how would you define it? How can you be an effective leader? The Foundations in Effective Leadership course defines leadership as moving people from where they are to a better place. During this course you will discover how Jesus set the example of being a servant leader and what leadership principles can be learned from His example. But to be…

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ML110 : Group Dynamics

How is it that some groups seem to relate well together, work well together, and think well together when there are groups that just don’t seem to connect at all? Without feeling connected, people may participate in our ministry groups, but will they be changed as a result? As a leader, making a strong connection possible means to stop doing…

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WE101 : World Religions Basics

The world is getting smaller all the time. People are moving into your neighborhood that have different religious beliefs than you do. How can you be respectful and genuine with them if you don’t really know and understand what they believe? The World Religions Basics course will provide you with an overview of the religious faiths and practices of Hinduism,…

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WE102 : Worldview Basics

How would your life be different if you had been born into another home, culture, or religious faith? Your perspective of life is influenced by your culture, your background, and your life experiences. This is called your worldview. The Worldview Basics course will compare seven major worldviews and examine what makes a biblical worldview so unique. Dig in and discover…

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