SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE & MINISTRY
Faith Community School of the Bible & Ministry is an extension of Faith Community Church of the Nazarene. It is the fulfillment of a dream by the pastors, Scott Hubbard and Chris Chavez, to prepare men & women for more effective ministry through a deeper understanding of the Word of God along with the theological and practical tools needed to minister in the 21st Century. The director, Dan Hopkins, developed a School of Ministry for pastors in the northern part of the Central California District of the Church of the Nazarene and then established a satellite campus of Caribbean Nazarene College on the island of Dominica. Dan has extensive experience teaching pastors and laymen the courses offered in this catalogue. In addition, Dan Hopkins has been recently certified as a John Maxwell trainer and member of the John Maxwell Group.
SUMMER COURSE SCHEDULE
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:45pm | July 30 - September 24
This class will journey with the Apostles as the Holy Spirit expands the church from Jerusalem, through Palestine and Asia Minor all the way to Rome. Emphasis will be on the Apostle Paul and the major themes in the book of Acts.
Textbook: Acts: A Commentary for Bible Students (A Wesleyan Bible Commentary), $15
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY 2: THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:45pm | August 1 - September 26
This class will seek to answer questions such as: “What is sin?”; “Who is Jesus and what did He come to do?”; “In what way does the cross reconcile people to God?”. Careful attention will be given to the grace of God and the role of Jesus in our salvation.
Textbook: Grace, Faith Holiness, by H. Ray Dunning, $50
The above classes meet in Portable #4 on the Faith Community Campus. Cost is $35 for course credit and $25 to audit the class, plus the cost of text books.
SUMMER LEADERSHIP COURSE
RAISING THE LID ON YOUR LIMITATIONS
Mondays | 6:30- 8:45pm | July 29 - September 23
This class takes aim at what we believe is limiting us. We will identify 17 capacities and provide strategies for increasing your potential in each one. What if our limits are not really our limits? Once you’ve blown the “cap” off your capacities, you’ll find yourself more successfur and fulfilled in your daily life.
Textbook: No Limits, by John Maxwell, $15
This class meets at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $35 for course credit and $25 to audit the class, plus the cost of text book.