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.

Winter 2017 Classes

A Life of Grace

Few words define the essence of the Christian faith better than “grace.” It truly is amazing. What is God’s grace, why do we need it, and how do we experience it in our everyday life? The Bible makes clear that grace is more than a doctrine to believe; it is a transforming truth that has significant implications for our lives. This course traces expressions of God’s grace through the Old and New Testaments, and then applies it in practical ways both in the church and in daily life.

Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting February 8, 2017
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: L110
Teacher: Dr. Daniel Davey, President, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary
Purchase The Grace of God by Charles Ryrie and Law and Grace by Alva McClain on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
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Basic Christianity 3: Salvation, Sanctification, Good and Evil

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 3 focuses on doctrines related to salvation, sanctification, and good and evil. No prerequisite required (that means no worries if you did not take Basic Christianity 1 or 2).

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting February 8, 2017
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L125
Teachers: Michael Rouleau and Stephen Mannix
Purchase the participants guide on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
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The Art of Parenting (1-9 Years Old)

Nobody said parenting was easy, and nobody hands parents a how-to manual in the newborn wing of the hospital. But God has not left us without instruction in the most important role we play in life—parenting the children He gives to us. This course draws from Dr. David Jeremiah’s book Hopeful Parenting and Dr. Pete Grosso’s twenty-five years practicing as a pediatrician in the Hampton Roads area. This semester will deal with ages 1 through 9 years. Part Two will deal with preteens and teenagers.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting February 8, 2017
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: L123
Teacher: Dr. Pete Grosso
Purchase Dr. David Jeremiah’s book Hopeful Parenting on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
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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 February 19, 2017
Duration: 9 weeks
Cost: $93
Location: Fellowship Hall
Teacher: Jeremy Niedzwiecki
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Global Missions Outreach

Do you possess a passion for reaching others for Christ through global missions? Is God calling you to the mission field? Do you pray for and support a missionary? This course covers the Biblical basis for missions, a focused look at the experience and wisdom of missions throughout generations, spiritual principles for guiding missions outreach, and practical insight into becoming a global prayer warrior and personal participant in God’s highest priority. It also introduces you to the Shores Global Initiative.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting February 8, 2017
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: L124
Teachers: Richard Conrod and Nathan Conrod (Shores missionary to Camaroon)
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How to Share Your Faith

This practical class equips the believer in Jesus Christ to share the gospel with boldness. Overcome your natural fears about witnessing, craft your personal testimony, learn a simple way to share the plan of salvation, and address common objections to the gospel. After 1-hour of equipping and a shared meal, class participants visit people who have recently attended Shores.

When: Tuesdays at 5:30pm starting February 21, 2017
Duration: Weekly class and visitation
Location: Conference Room
Teachers: Dan Till and Dr. Ron Jones
Purchase Tell Someone by Greg Laurie and Witnessing Without Fear by Bill Bright on your own and have it ready for the first day of class.
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Life Group Leader Training

Do you want to lead a Shores life group in your community? Are you a current life group leader that wants more training? This 1-week class answers basic questions like “why community life?” and “what is a life group?” It also addresses the types of life groups at Shores, building a leadership team, and how to launch life groups that S.E.R.V.E.

When: 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and 9:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017
Duration: 1 week
Location: Fellowship Hall
Teacher: Dr. Ron Jones
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