SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT – STARTING APRIL 20, 2021 When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. – Online via Zoom Instructor: Rev. Sabrina Smith, Pastor of Pine City Baptist Church (Living Waters Association) Text: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. 40th Anniversary ed. Harper Collins: ISBN-10:9780062803887
The class will meet for 10 weeks, ending on June 22, 2021. Students taking the class for credit will be expected to read assigned texts, complete a research paper, keep a journal and participate in class discussions. Each student will also research (and visit if possible) a spiritual renewal center near their home location.
OLD TESTAMENT – STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 This course is designed to introduce the student to:
the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament
the concepts of scriptural inspiration and canon
the types and characteristics of the literary genre and corresponding methods of interpretation of the books of the Old Testament
the purposes for writing the various books of the Old Testament
the theories of authorship of the books of the Old Testament
the major themes of the books of the Old Testament and their role in developing covenants between God and the Hebrew people.
When: First Class: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Online via Zoom Instructor: Rev. David Waldo, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ballston Spa (Capital Area Association) Required Text: What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About,: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible by Jason DeRouchie. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic. Illustrated Ed. 2013. Recommended Texts (not necessary to purchase for class): The History of Israel by John Bright. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fourth Ed., 2000. The Kingdom of God by John Bright. Nashville, TN.: Abingdon Press, 1981. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down to download) and mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to ABCNYS, 3218 James St., Syracuse NY 13206. You can also pay online at http://www.abc-nys.org/lay-study-program.html Fees The tuition is $110. For family members living in the same house, the course fee is $110 for the first person and $60 for each subsequent person. Students may audit a course, without credit, for $60. The cost of the textbooks for each course is in addition to the tuition.