Scope of Education

TBI classes can be taken a-la-carte or in succession toward graduation. Graduation requires completion of all four theology classes and two elective classes of choice.

 

Theology Classes

Grasping God's Word

Grasping God's Word gives you a starting point in approaching the Holy Scriptures. It offers an introduction to inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation (hermeneutics), application, and correlation. Principles in these steps are applied to several biblical passages and books to give the learner a hands-on approach that will continually benefit their study of God’s Word.

The Story of Scripture, Part 1

The Story of Scripture, Part 1 is a general, historical, and practical overview of the Old Testament.  It will provide a basic working knowledge of the Old Testament along with some fundamental tools for putting the teaching into practice.  Discover the key people, verses, and themes of each book that will best prepare you for subsequent study of the New Testament.

The Story of Scripture, Part 2

The Story of Scripture, Part 2 is a general study of the literature, events, and message of the New Testament.  Discover the key people, verses, and themes of each book as God’s plan of redemption unfolds though the life of Christ.  See the progression of the Gospel through the life and ministry of Paul and the local church, climaxing with the final showdown where Satan is destroyed, and God's people enter into eternal glory.

Basic Theology

Solid Biblical doctrine isn’t just for those who attend seminaries and pastor churches, it’s vital for every Christ follower because it reveals who God is and how we should live.  Basic Theology seeks to give the Christian a firm foundation on a wide range of topics, including: the nature of God, the inspiration of Scripture, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the angelic world, the nature and depravity of humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times.

Elective Classes

The 12 Toughest Questions Christians Face

The world has questions… the Bible has answers. In 1 Peter 3:15 we are challenged to always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; and to do it with gentleness and respect.  The Apologetics course prepares the Christ follower with Biblical answers to 12 of the world’s most skeptical questions about Christianity.  This often leads to opportunities to connect people to Christ.

Church History

Christian History summarizes the most important events in the history of the church, from the time of Jesus to modern day. It is significant because it shows us God’s faithfulness with His people in the ongoing life and work of Christ in our world. This history is full of God using people, in midst of their real, everyday lives, to spread the Gospel, translate the Scriptures, guard Biblical doctrine and follow Him under persecution.

God Conversations

The free gift of salvation is ours to share. It’s a message that’s too good to keep to ourselves, yet many Christians don’t know where to start. This course examines the responsibility and privilege Christians have in sharing the Gospel, and provides simple and effective steps to do so. You’ll discover how friendly and natural evangelism can be as you share the Gospel and trust God with the results.

Spiritual Life

We will peer into two pivotal, yet elusive, topics: God and people. When Christians know who God really is and what He says about who they really are, they can confidently navigate faith and life. Believers must know both the Lord and themselves intimately—not superficially.

God deserves to occupy the central focus in the minds, hearts, and souls of every human being. Spiritual Life will encourage a daily ambition to know God intimately, to love Him passionately, and to serve Him selflessly—so we may enjoy the Lord endlessly!