School of The Bible & Ministry

"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. "

Proverbs 18:15

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.

School of The Bible Classes

Tuesdays, November 2 thru December 14, 6:30-8pm, Portable #4

 Students will learn basic principles of what the Gospel is,
strategies for sharing their faith and an overview of world evangelism strategies.
Register and pay online HERE for this course. Tuition $10, instructor will provide reading material.

Wednesdays,  November 3 thru December 15, , 6:30-8pm, Portable #4

Who is the Holy Spirit? What is his purpose? How does he work in the church? These and many other questions will be answered as we journey though the Scripture to discover the third person of the Trinity.
Register and pay online HERE for his course. Tuition $10, Textbook $16.

Thursdays, November 4 - December 15,  6:30-8pm, Portable #4

Students will learn the basics of Christian Education for children, youth and adults including
age appropriate material, teaching strategies, organization and planning content throughout the Bible.
Register and pay online HERE for his course. Tuition $10, Textbook $45.

Wednesdays,  October 20 thru November 24,  6:30-8pm, P#1

What’s your S.H.A.P.E.?  “Strengths; Heart; Abilities; Personality; Experiences”.
God has created and gifted you in a unique way and there is no one else who is like you! In this class,
led by Pastor Kevin Portillo, you will learn how you can serve in the various ministries
of the church and begin to uncover your personal calling in life.
Class fee is $35, which includes various resource and assessment tools such as the Clifton Strengths Finder; Myer-Briggs Personality Test; Enneagram Type; Spiritual Gifts, and more. Click HERE to register and pay.

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Contact for all of the School of the Bible Classes:
Pastor Dan Hopkins 209.985.6064 or

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