Summit Baptist School of the Bible

1202 Cedar Springs Rd., Sugar Grove, Va.

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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” — Hosea 4.6

Dear Fellow Laborer, In Hosea chapter four, God pronounced judgment upon the nation of Israel, stating that there was no “knowledge of God in the land.” Sadly, this same pronouncement could in many ways apply to our own country as well — even within the church there seems to be a great lack of understanding regarding the Word of God and the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith. In an effort to combat this crippling trend, the Summit Baptist Church is launching the Summit Baptist School of the Bible. This evening study program will begin meeting this fall for a total of six weeks, offering two separate study courses each night: Christian Living & Teaching the Scriptures. The classes will be offered free of charge and are open to all individuals wishing to grow closer to the Lord and increase their knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. Please pray for us as we launch this program.


OVERVIEW

What Is the School of the Bible? The School of the Bible is a Bible training program that is dedicated to helping believers expand their understanding of the Bible as well as equip them for greater service in their local church and beyond.  Classes will be held at the Summit Baptist Church, located at 1202 Cedar Springs Rd., Sugar Grove, Virginia. The school is designed for members and workers serving in local churches, including young preachers, deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth and children’s workers, Bible study leaders, and anyone else who may simply desire to deepen their Bible knowledge and increase their effectiveness in serving the Lord.  

Purpose: The School of the Bible follows the Biblical pattern given in II Timothy 2:2, which says, “And the things which thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” This verse permeates every course and every lesson. Through prepared materials and instruction, and through personal study of God’s Word, students will be equipped to be “able to teach others also.” They will also be challenged to be filled with the Spirit of God, and to be used of the Lord to commit His Word to others.

Goals: Upon completion of each School of the Bible course of study, students will be able to: 1) Confidently understand the overall subject matter covered; 2) Engage others about their faith in Christ, as well as show others the way of salvation; 3) Present Biblical answers concerning key subjects of Bible doctrine; and 4) Determine to teach others the purpose and mission of the New Testament church.

Admission Requirements: & Costs  1) Individuals of all ages are invited to enroll in the School of the Bible, though the class is recommended for people 13 and older; 2) No previous educational experience or credential is required of students. Enrollment is open to all who have a desire to learn more of God’s Word and to be further trained to serve in God’s work. The Summit Baptist School of the Bible is free to everyone to enjoy.  

Graduation Requirements: Even if an individual is unable to attend every class, they are more than welcomed to attend single night sessions as their schedule permits; however, students who complete all the course requirements will be recognized by a graduation ceremony during the evening ceremony of November 5, 2017. Requirements for graduation are as follows: 1) The student will attend 4 of the 6 night sessions offered; 2) Listen to the audio of any sessions missed; and  3) Complete all “assigned work” (typically Scripture reading).

Fall 2017 Courses Offered: The Summit Baptist School of the Bible will be offering the following two courses during the 2017 fall semester: Christian Living & Teaching the Scriptures.

Difficulty Level & Tests: Though the material presented through the Summit Baptist School of the Bible will be extraordinarily great, students will find that completing the course of study will not be academically difficult. We fully understand that every person learns at a different pace—rather than focus on tests, our desire is simply to see God’s people faithfully complete the course of study.


2017 Classes Offered

Fall 2017 Classes Offered

  • Christian Living — Reviewing the fundamental precepts of the Christian life in hopes of aiding the student in becoming more effective in their local church and closer in their walk with Christ. A great emphasis will be placed upon personal Bible study and strengthening an individual walk with Christ.

 

  • Teaching the Scriptures — Practical instruction on teaching the Bible effectively. Biblical methods of teaching are explored and learned. This course is particularly helpful to Sunday School teachers, beginning preachers and Christians desiring to expand their level of service in their local church. Bible study leaders and parents who wish to teach the Bible in their homes may find this class helpful.

“Christian Living” Schedule

Meets Every Monday

Class Times: 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

September 18: Biblical Salvation

September 25: The Holy Scriptures

October 2: Praying Effectively

October 9: Midterm Break—No Classes Scheduled

October 16: A Call to Live Differently

October 23: A Call to Serve

October 30: Understanding Spiritual Warfare


Teaching the Scriptures

Meets Every Monday

Class Times: 7:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

September 18: Seeing People as God Sees Them

September 25: He That Winneth Souls Is Wise

October 2: Preaching & Teaching Like Jesus

October 9: Midterm Break—No Classes Scheduled

October 16: The Messengers God Uses

October 23: Dissecting the Word: Expository Teaching

October 30: Sharing Your Powerful Story


HOW TO REGISTER

Individuals are not required to register, however, by filling out the form below and notifying us of your intent to attend the classes will help us better prepare. Thanks!