Building others through Knowledge and Service
It is our missions and outreach training kit for equipping the saints for ministry by enhancing their faith and knowledge of Christ; for effective ministry and growth. The program exists to foster spiritual growth and life change through the means of small groups and mentoring relationships for all. These small groups seek to create an atmosphere for spiritual growth through accountability, teachings, prayers and open discussions. 2 Tim 2:1-2
The program is designed :
The program is designed to help the believer clarify and systematize their own beliefs and ensure that those beliefs are consistent and rational through systematic theology. It clearly communicates ones belief about doctrines. As well as defend beliefs to those who do not share them, by taking note of the objections to one’s theology and responding to their objections in a manner that will convince the unbeliever.
The various aspects taught include:
Theology Proper – The study of the character of God
Bibliology – The study of the Bible
Christology – The study of Christ
Pneumatology – The study of the Holy Spirit
Soteriology – The study of salvation
Anthropology – The study of the nature of humanity
Angelology – The study of angels
Ecclesiology – The study of the Church
Eschatology – The study of the end time
Theology sounds like dry subject in which only seminary professors or studious pastors have an interest. However, in practice everybody is a theologian. We all have beliefs about God and how he relates to the universe. Theology is merely the expression of our beliefs about God in words. These expressions may not be well thought out, comprehensive, or systematic. They may be based on individual experience or traditions, or the result of intensive study. But it is all theology, nonetheless.
The Greek word “theos” means God, while the Greek suffix “-ology” means “the study of.” So, quite simply put, theology is literally the study of God. Therefore, theology in its simplest terms is rational discussion about God.
In Greek, the word theologia referred to discussions amongst the philosophers about divine matters. Plato called the stories of the gods “theologies.” Aristotle considered theology to be the greatest of all scientific studies since its subject, God, was the highest reality. Mark Batterson would echo Aristotle’s thoughts in his claim that every “-ology” is a branch of theology...
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