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

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ALL IT'S WORTH
Tuesdays, August 10 - September 28, 6:30-8pm, Portable #4

There's more to the Bible than just what's on the surface.
This class is a practical approach to Bible study in an
easy-to-understand style.
It will give students the tools to see what is under
the surface of the Bible.
It will help students understand what it meant originally
and how it can be applied today.
Class fee is $10 plus $12 for the textbook.
Register and pay HERE


CORE CLASS: CHRISTIAN S.H.A.P.E.
Tuesdays, August 10- September 14, 6:30-8pm, Portable #3


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. The class fee covers all the various resource tools such as the Clifton Strengths Finder; Myer-Briggs Personality Test; Enneagram Type; Spiritual Gifts and more.
Class fee $35, which includes all resources.
Register and pay HERE



LIVING GOD'S WORD: OLD TESTAMENT
Wednesdays, August 11 - September 29, 6:30-8pm, Portable #4


This class will take students through key events in the Old Testament with clear application for how it applies to our lives today. Each student will find their place in God's great story. This is a 2-part class.
The New Testament portion will be offered next quarter.
Class fee is $10 plus $25 for the textbooks.
Register and pay HERE

INTRODUCTION TO MINISTRY
Thursdays, August 12 - September 30, 6:30-8:30pm, Portable #4


This class is for students desiring to enter full-time ministry or those considering ministry in a deeper way. Topics include preaching, counseling, teaching, evangelism, missions and leadership. Team taught by Pastor Dan Hopkins and Pastor Kevin Portillo.
Class fee is $10 plus $18.50 for the textbook.
Register and pay HERE

Contact the school

Get Enrolled. Go Deeper.

Contact for all of the School of the Bible Classes:
Pastor Dan Hopkins 209.985.6064 or dan@faithlodi.org.
 

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