The Shores Bible Institute integrates the Christian faith into everyday life by equipping followers of Jesus to think theologically, develop a biblical worldview, and put truth into practice.

Two sessions will be offered this fall (no classes on November 22). Most classes are six weeks and will repeat. Simultaneously, the Shores Bible Institute for Kids will happen so the whole family can participate.

Session 1 September 13 to October 18
Session 2 October 25 to December 6

Parent Connect

Parenting is a school for spiritual formation—and our children are our teachers. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Gary Thomas turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of raising a godly family. Grow closer to Christ and your children as you learn to freely enjoy your kids for who they are, build a closer, grace-based family, reduce the pressure felt for your kids to turn out perfect, manage anger and negative responses towards your child’s behavior, and increase your sense of worth and respect as a parent.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Session 1: September 13 to October 18
Session 2: October 25 to December 6
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: B107
Teacher: Jerry and Beth Flug
Purchase the participant's guide on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
Register for Session 1
Register for Session 2

Basic Christianity 4: The Afterlife, the Church, and the Second Coming

Every follower of Jesus needs a biblical foundation upon which to build his or her Christian life. Basic Christianity presents the foundations of the Christian faith in a simple, systematic, and life-changing way. Part 4 focuses on doctrines related to the afterlife, the Church, and the Second Coming. No prerequisite required (that means no worries if you did not take Basic Christianity 1, 2, or 3).

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Session 1: September 13 to October 18
Session 2: October 25 to December 6
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L125
Teacher: Stephen Mannix
Purchase the participant's guide on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
Register for Session 1
Register for Session 2

Financial Peace

Is your financial life out of control? Is money producing stress in your marriage? Do you need an extreme money makeover? In this video series by Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, you will learn the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

When: Sundays at 6:00pm starting October 1, 2017
Duration: 9 weeks
Location: Fellowship Hall
Teacher: Jeremy Niedzwiecki
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How to Study the Bible for Yourself

Is the Bible a mystery to you? Does it seem like a long book with fine print and obscure meanings? The good news is that anybody can learn to read and study the Bible for himself or herself. In this course, learn a simple, step-by-step approach to drawing personal nourishment from the Word of God—and enjoying the process!

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Session 1: September 13 to October 18
Session 2: October 25 to December 6
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L123
Teacher: Michael Rouleau
Purchase the following book on your own and have it ready for the first day of class: Grasping God’s Word by Duvall and Hayes
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Old Testament Survey

This class is designed to help ordinary people enrich their understanding of Old Testament people and events as a solid, evangelical, and uniquely Christ-centered survey. In week one, get to know Jesus Christ as the key to the inspiration, canonization, and interpretation of the entire Bible. Then gain an overview of the Old Testament books of law, history, poetry, and prophecy in weeks 2-5.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Session 1: September 13 to October 18
Session 2: October 25 to December 6
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: L124
Teachers: Andy Weissinger
Purchase the following book on your own and have it ready for the first day of class: A Popular Survey of the Old Testament by Norman Geisler
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The Art of Marriage

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. The Art of Marriage by Family Life weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. This course will strengthen a good marriage and put a broken one on the path to healing. It’s also perfect for engaged couples or those thinking about marriage.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting September 13, 2017
Session 1: September 13 to October 18
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L110
Teacher: Scott Clements
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Understanding the Gospels

This class is designed to help ordinary people enrich their understanding of the four gospel accounts of Jesus’s life and ministry as told by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Learn why the New Testament gospels are trustworthy and how each writer uniquely contributes to an understanding of the words and works of Jesus Christ.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Session 1: September 13 to October 11
Session 2: October 25 to November 29
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: L130
Teachers: Willis Dowling
Purchase the following book on your own and have it ready for the first day of class: A Popular Survey of the New Testament by Norman Geisler
Register for Session 1
Register for Session 2