Description : Christian Basics 101 is a concise survey of foundational tenets of the Christian faith designed to enhance spiritual growth and service. Its thirteen lesson format makes it an excellent resource for pastor classes, Sunday School curriculums, and Camp/Retreat studies. Frank Shivers has been in vocational evangelism since 1974 and is a member both of his State and National Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University (BA) and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Th.M). Frank has authored ten books including Soulwinning 101, The Evangelistic Invitation 101 and Revivals 101. In addition to conducting crusades, revivals, and evangelistic rallies, Frank hosts student camps and retreats at Longridge Camp and Retreat Center, Ridgeway, South Carolina, a facility owned and operated by his ministry. Frank lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Mary. You may contact Frank at FrankShivers.com.
Description : Finalist for the 2018 Christian Book Award for Bible of the Year. New to the Bible? Either because you have become a Christian recently, or because somehow the Bible seems to have passed you by? Then this edition is for you! Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or not, its variety of material—not to mention its length—can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult for readers new to Scripture to explore its teachings and to see how Christian beliefs are established in its pages. But understanding both what we believe and why we believe it provides the foundation for a grounded Christian faith. The Christian Basics Bible is filled with features designed to help readers—especially those new to the Bible—connect biblical teachings to Christian beliefs and to see how those beliefs apply to their lives. By delivering the right amount of both information and application, The Christian Basics Bible can become the catalyst for living a vibrant Christian life.
Description : You Mean to Say You Don’t Know the Meaning of * Monophysitism * Hypostatic Union * Infralapsarian * Traducianism * Chiliastic * Pneumatomachian Cheer up! You don’t have to have thousand-dollar vocabulary in order to grasp the priceless basics of Christianity. Christianity 101 bridges the gap between biblical scholarship and people who want to understand the Christian faith. This book presents eight basic doctrines of Christianity--The Bible, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Human Beings, Redemption, The Church, and The Last Things--in clear, simple language that gives seasoned Christians a fresh understanding of the Bible and its teachings and puts new Christians on familiar terms with Christian doctrine. Gilbert Bilezikian does not shape his analysis of these doctrines in the worn-out, rationalistic categories of older systematic theologies, but in vibrant, dynamic language designed to communicate biblical truths to contemporary believers.
Description : This is the leader's guide for this curriculum. The Basics of Christianity curriculum was developed for youth workers to use for camps, VBS, super summer, or disciple-nows. This curriculum was developed because sometimes we need to remind our youth of the basic things of Christianity to help them get on the right track or help encourage them in their growth.
Description : This accessible book presents the eight basic doctrines of the Christian church in plain language for both old and new curious Christians interested in sharpening their understanding and defense of the faith.
Description : The Spiritual Road: Helping Others Grow Spiritually There is a process of spiritual growth. Do you know what it is? Can you guide others along its path? The Spiritual Road: Helping Others Grow Spiritually overviews this process with a step by step approach using nearly sixty real-life vignettes, clarifying charts, over 250 documented scripture citations, supportive Christian music from fifth through the twenty-first centuries as well as referencing important spiritual authors. Dr. Haynes writes for all Christian helpers including Bible study and church leaders as well as pastors, spiritual directors and small group facilitators. In addition to encouragement and increased understanding of spiritual growth, spiritual helpers will also receive a toolbox to assist with the on-the-road spiritual difficulties including types of prayer, effective forgiveness, dealing with pain, spiritual Dark Nights, subversive words and demons from the unconscious. Those familiar with psycho-social and faith developmental theories will appreciate, Dr. Haynes' comparisons with the process of personal spiritual growth. Endnotes and a bibliography as well as general and scriptural indexes round out this extensive work. The book's overall purpose is to assist Christians to grow in their personal relationship with God and in mature Christ-likeness in order to affect the Community of God in the world. Richard A. Haynes is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), receiving his Doctor of Minister degree, with distinction, from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois in spirituality and small groups. Dr. Haynes has served as a spiritual director for over twenty-five years, was founder and executive director of Paraclete Retreat Center, Inc. for eighteen years and retired after twenty-nine years in pastoral ministry. In retirement, he continues to provide spiritual guidance in person and through Skype (firstname.lastname@example.org). He and his wife, Patricia, live in south-central Indiana and have one married adult son.
Description : 101: Exploring the Basics of the Christian Faith is a ten week curriculum designed to provide an overview of the basics of Christianity. The study is intended for personal use, one-on-one discipleship or small group study. Chapter titles include the Character of God, Salvation, the Bible, Prayer, Growing as a Christian, Obedience, Suffering, Community and Sharing your Faith.
Description : The Basics of Christianity curriculum was developed for youth workers to use for camps, VBS, super summer, or disciple-nows. This curriculum was developed because sometimes we need to remind our youth of the basic things of Christianity to help them get on the right track or help encourage them in their growth. Please feel free to use this material as you see fit.
Description : For we are God's fellow-workers; you are God's field, God's building. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 1 Corinthians 3:9-10 When someone starts to build a house, he first lays the foundation on which the rest of the house will be built. If the foundation is not built correctly, the rest of the building will be compromised, affecting not only its immediate use but also its longevity. The previous scripture states that the church must also lay a good foundation in new believers. The Bible contains specific teachings that form the foundation of the Christian faith. To overlook even one of these teachings will affect how we perceive the rest of the Christian faith. An obvious example is to teach judgment without mercy, a teaching which causes the church to be legalistic. However, to teach mercy without judgment causes the church to give license to sin. Both teachings are essential, for the one teaching balances the other. When a person accepts Jesus as his Savior and Lord, most churches place the person in their ongoing programs, with the hope that he will grow. However, a new believer does not share the foundational truths that mature Christians have. The minister may make statements which out of context will appear harsh, but are not harsh when placed in the context of other accepted teachings. For this reason, the church must give new believers a foundation which will allow for a balance, in regard to the teachings to which they will be exposed. Basic Discipleship 101 is written to give new born believers the foundation on which they can build their Christian faith. In this collection of studies, we will examine what it means to become a Christian, identify the principle players in salvation, and examine the elementary truths on which the sermons they will be exposed to will be built upon. Welcome to Basic Discipleship 101.