Core Bible Certificate Program

IT’S TIME TO

STRENGTHEN

YOUR

CORE

Fitness experts talk about the need for people to strengthen their body’s physical core—the central muscles from your hips to shoulders that give your body power, balance, and stability. Almost every physical activity you do either originates in your core or moves through it, so having a weak core can impair how well the rest of your body functions.

Having a strong physical core is important, but having a strong spiritual core is even more important. The apostle Paul said, “Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Have you developed your spiritual core?

The new CORE program at Bethel Church is designed to strengthen your crucial spiritual muscles—your knowledge about God, your understanding of His Word, and your ability to effectively and attractively share your faith in Him with others.

Don’t neglect your spiritual core.

Sign up for the CORE program at Bethel Church today!

What Is CORE?
CORE is a Bible certificate program created by Bethel Church that will:
¨  boost your knowledge and understanding of Scripture; and
¨  grow your knowledge of God and his work in the world, which will increase your capacity to enjoy Him; and
¨  give you greater confidence in the truth of the Christian faith in the face of attacks from atheists and secularists; and
¨  heighten your ability to detect false and harmful teachings about God; and
¨  train you to better share your faith with others, including family, friends, and co-workers; and
¨  equip you to help others grow in spiritual maturity, including your children.

Who Is It For?
The CORE program is ideal for anyone involved in some form of teaching ministry (whether that's youth and children's work, women's work, preaching or leading a small group). But it's also useful if you're simply someone who wants to get to know God better and become a more competent ambassador for Him.

How Does It Work?
The program consists of seven classes, plus one ultra-strength-building exercise.  The classes are:
  • Old Testament Fluency
  • New Testament Fluency
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Discipleship
  • Basic Theology
  • Sharing Your Faith
  • Christian Apologetics (answering tough questions for skeptics)
  • The ultra-strength-building exercise is a Self-Study Challenge: reading through the entire Bible

Classes will be offered Sunday mornings, 11am to 12pm (during the second service), upstairs in Room 310. Summer sessions will also be available. The classes will keep rotating so that someone can jump in at any time. The entire program can be completed in three years--or even sooner if desired, through guided self-study.

Classes will be taught by Bethel Church pastors, elders, and qualified teachers.

How Much Does It Cost?
There’s no financial cost. The program has been intentionally designed to benefit people who may not have the resources to attend a traditional Bible  college. Your investment will be time and effort. Students should be able to set aside about three hours a week—one for class and two for homework.
 
What Happens When I Graduate?
In addition to the benefits of having developed a strong spiritual core, you’ll get a cool certificate to hang on your wall. You’ll have deepened friendships with those who’ve gone through the program with you. And you’ll walk away with a new library. After you satisfactorily complete a class, you will get to keep the books that were used in that class. By the time you finish the program, you’ll have built a library of solid Christian resources—tools you’ll need to continue working out your spiritual core!
 
For More Info:
Contact Adam: adam@bethelchurchak.org / 907-479-4380