Center for Biblical Training
Objectives of CBT
Knowing the Word, Knowing the Whole, Knowing the World
Current Course Offerings (Fall 2018)
Apologetics: Evangelism for Everybody (download syllabus)
Greek 2 (download syllabus)
All courses meet on Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, for six weeks; various *Track 2 courses will also meet on Sundays. *Subject to Change
Berean Baptist Church *Specifics TBA
The Importance of Training
The purpose of CBT is to equip the people of God to grow in their knowledge of God so they become fruitful and effective. The Center for Biblical Training is not an alternative to corporate worship (preaching, praying, praising) or a replacement of church community (communion, confession, commitment). Corporate worship and community within a local church are necessary and essential for each follower of Jesus. The Center for Biblical Training is a complement to the process of making mature disciples and training faithful leaders.
The ability to grow in knowledge and love takes personal effort. This personal effort helps the church body to flourish, enabling individuals to instruct others in this knowledge and love (Romans 15:14). All of this requires proper training and the need for training is urgent. Thankfully, God has given Emerald Bible Fellowship, The Rising, and Berean Baptist Church a healthy partnership of like-minded churches to grow together in this training.
The Steps of Training
The Center for Biblical Training offers two unique tracks for learning:
Track 1 is intended to train individuals in essential Church Doctrine and Christian Living.
Track 2 is intended to train individuals in essential skills for Church Leadership (i.e.
Elders, deacons, teachers, counselors).
The Scopes of Training
Track 1 Hermeneutics, Bible Study Methods, Systematic Theology, Church History, Apologetics/Worldview, God-Centered Living, Spiritual Disciplines
Track 2 (in addition to Track 1) Greek, Hebrew, Diagramming and Arcing, Preaching, Biblical Theology, Mentored Ministry
The Seasons of Training
2017 Term 1 (9/25 – 10/29), Term 2 (11/12 – 12/17)
2018 Term 3 (1/8 – 2/12), Term 4 (2/26 – 4/2), Term 1 (9/24 – 10/29), Term 2 (11/12 –12/16)
2019 Term 3 (1/7 – 2/11), Term 4 (2/25 – 4/1), Term 1 (9/23 – 10/28), Term 2 (11/11 –12/16)