Beacon is highly invested in the spiritual development of everyone who walks in the door. One of the strongest opportunities we offer growth is Core Training for Christian Living. Spiritual maturity doesn't happen on its own. If you want to live the Christian life more fully, you have to develop your core. The Core Training classes are designed to help followers of Christ have a growing understanding of the fundamentals of Christian faith and practice.

Sessions run January-March. At each session, Core Training participants join together for dinner, afterwhich they enter their respective classes for a teaching segment, followed by small group discussions.  Whichever course you choose to take will be 9 sessions that will equip you to become a more fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  Are you ready to train your spiritual core?

The 2017 schedule includes 5 different Core Training courses in addition to the Alpha Course, which is a prerequisite for the other courses. (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ALPHA COURSE.) Course offerings included: Since some courses are offered on Tuesdays and others on Thursday, you are welcome to participate in two different classes simultaneously if you'd like to.

Contact Trevor Nauta for more information.

*The Intentionally Make Disciples course is a leadership course open to individuals who are currently in ministry leadership roles. If this doesn't apply to you, but you're still interested, please contact Trevor Nauta.
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CORE TRAINING 2017

 
 

Christian Theology

Thursdays from 7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: George Rogan
Duration: 9 weeks
Start date: January 26th


This course will guide you systematically through a biblical understanding of Christian doctrine and what it means for our lives. After this course you will have a more concrete knowledge of what the Bible teaches about the nature of God the Father, Son and Spirit; Creation, Humanity; Sin; the Chruch; Salvation; End Times and more. In addition to seeing what the Scriptures teach about these issues, you will also have the opportunity to wrestle with the real life implication of each of these doctrines. (SIGN UP HERE)

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Spiritual Warfare

Tuesdays from 7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: George Rogan
Duration: 9 weeks
Start date: January 24th


Christ declared that He did not come to bring peace on earth but a sword. Scripture is abundantly clear that we are at war whether we realize it or not. There is a nature within us that is opposed to the Spirit of Christ and wages war against our minds. Inner spiritual strongholds must be demolished. The world system is at enmity with God and His followers. Armies of evil in the spiritual realm war against Christ and the Church. However, our weapons have supernatural power to defend ourselves, counterattack, and conquer. This course will help you understand spiritual warfare, the weapons we have been given, and how to fight effectively through His power. (SIGN UP HERE)

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Know Jesus Through the Bible

Thursdays from 7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: Chris Coats
Duration: 9 weeks
Start date: January 26th


Studying the Bible can seem like a daunting task that only a select few are equipped to do. The truth, however, is that God gave us His Word so that all people could know Him and know His Son. Anyone can read the Bible and get something out of it, but there are Bible study skills and practices that can help us get even more out of the experience. This course will equip you with a general understanding of the message of the Bible along with practical skills to enhance your own personal study of God's Word. (SIGN UP HERE)

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Gospel Fluency

Tuesdays from 7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: Trevor Nauta
Duration: 4 Weeks, offered twice
Start date: January 24th (A-Term) & March 7th (B-Term) 


The Gospel is the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done for us. The Gospel is the power of God to save us! If we're not careful, Christianity can quickly sound like a lot of other religions: do good, impress God and go to heaven. But the message of Jesus is fundamentally different. Gopsel Fluency is the practice os speaking the Gospel into every area of life. If all of life's brokenness is the result of Sin entering the world, then the only solution is the Cross of Christ–every time! This 4 week course will give you a more firm understanding of what it looks like to be Gospel-centered and how to practically grow more fluent in the Gospel. (SIGN UP HERE)

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Intentionally Make Disciples

Thursdays from 7:00-9:15pm
Instructor: Trevor Nauta
Duration: 9 Weeks
Start date: January 26th


Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He gave His disciples the charge to "Go make disciples of all nations." That same commission has been extended to every follower of Jesus. This course is geared to equip women and men who are already serving in leadership roles at Beacon to come alongside other Christians and intentionally help them grow. (SIGN UP HERE)

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