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.

The Winter session for the Shores Bible Institute happens in January and February of 2018. Starting January 17, most classes happen on Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. Simultaneously, the Shores Bible Institute for Kids will happen so the whole family can participate.

Breaking Up with Perfect

Author and speaker Amy Carroll says, “Kiss perfection good-bye and embrace the joy God has in store for you.”  In this 7-week course for women, you will learn to experience authenticity as the antidote for isolation, trade the Lies of Perfection for the Truths of God’s Love, and end the pursuit of perfection, so God can begin His powerful perfecting work in you.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm, January 17 to February 28
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: B109
Teacher: Linda Cruciano
Purchase the participant's guide on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
Register here

Guardrails

A guardrail is a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. Guardrails are everywhere, but they don't really get much attention . . . until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life—areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this 6-part series, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm, January 17 to February 28
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: C109
Teachers: Jerry and Beth Flug
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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 January 21
Duration: 9 weeks
Location: Fellowship Hall
Teacher: Jeremy Niedzwiecki
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Basic Christianity 1: The Bible and God

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 1 focuses on doctrines related to the Bible and God.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm, January 17 to February 28
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 here

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, January 17 to February 28
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L123
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, January 17 to February 28
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: L110
Teacher: 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
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