Grace Life Institute
The Grace Life Institute exists to form mature disciples of Jesus Christ who are growing in their knowledge and love for God, who take ownership of Grace Life Church’s ministries and mission, and who are committed to helping others follow Christ. Through our flagship one-year Theology Training Program and our four, semester-long, Core Ministry Skills Classes we seek to instill a commitment to Scripture and a better grasp of the biblical storyline, a solid foundation in Christian doctrine, and an increasing ability to connect theology to one’s life, worship, and mission.
Theology Training Program
At Grace Life Church, our Theology Training Program (TTP) aims to provide theological education in the life of the local church by exploring the major doctrines of the Christian faith, framed by the biblical story and applied to the Christian life. As a one-year discipleship program, the TTP is meant to offer a pathway for growing disciples to be equipped for ministry both in the church and the world. Offered annually each spring semester (Jan-Dec).
Biblical Exposition Cohort:
From Text to Teaching
The Biblical Exposition Cohort is an accessible dynamic introduction to Word-driven discipleship. It aims to provide those who are interested in the teaching ministries of the church a course of study to equip them with practical skills and principles to more effectively study and communicate biblical teaching for the purpose of helping others apply Scripture to life. Offered annually each spring semester (Jan-May).
The Life and Mission of the Church
The Ecclesiology Cohort is an accessible dynamic introduction to the doctrine of the church and the life of its members. It aims to expose participants to how God’s Word shapes and orders God’s household thus equipping them with a greater knowledge of and love for His church. Offered annually each fall semester (Sept-Dec).
Offering Gospel Hope to Those in Need
This online course in Biblical Counseling is an accessible introduction to the personal, deliberate, discipleship ministry of God’s people. It aims to provide a pathway to equip participants with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to offer wise counsel in the grace and truth of Jesus Christ relying upon the authority and sufficiency of God’s Word through the work of the Holy Spirit to effect heart change in fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This course meets the requirements for the training portion of Phase 1 of certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Available on a continuous basis.
This online course in Conflict Resolution is an accessible introduction to how we, as Christians, can stop wishing for peace when conflict surfaces in our relationships and go make it instead. This course aims to help us, in the power and strength God provides, become the people who can make the peace we so deeply desire and see how it transforms our relationships. Email gracelifeinstitute.org for information and to gain access to the online classroom. Available on a continuous basis.