Education Plan

The clear biblical goal of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and facilitate their spiritual maturity, not only pursue the salvation of sinners. Hopefully Spring Creek’s Education Plan gives you the opportunity to progressively grow in Christlikeness in all areas of life. The aim of these classes is not a head full of facts and concepts, but a heart humbled by truth, inspired to worship, and ready to serve the Lord. That, in turn, will make you a more God-centered, effective evangelist.

23 in 6

At SCBC, we aim to offer a comprehensive rotation of courses designed to form your theology and equip you in essential areas of living for Christ. This plan allows you to take all 23 core classes in a 6 year period*. This means that a young person (starting in the 7th grade) has two opportunities to take each course by the time he/she is 24 years old, and at least one opportunity to take each course by the time he/she reaches 12th grade.

In addition to the 23 core classes (indicated below in bold), there are also many other electives ranging from Basics of Biblical Counseling to specific studies of portions of Scripture, plus classes on leadership development, parenting, marriage, stewardship, spiritual disciplines, and strengthening your role as a biblically-minded man or woman.

*Some classes may be offered in condensed seminars or on weeknights. Five classes beyond the Discipleship Hour are needed to complete the “23 in 6 Years” core.

The Four Major Categories:

Systematic Theology:

  1. Theology Proper
  2. Christology (Doctrine of Christ)
  3. Pneumatology (Doctrine of the Holy Spirit)
  4. Soteriology (Doctrine of Salvation)
  5. Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church)
  6. Eschatology (Doctrine of End Times)
  7. Bibliology (Study of the Bible)
  8. Hamartiology/Anthropology (Study of Sin and Mankind)
  9. Demonology/Angelology (Study of Demons and Angels)
  10. Missiology (Doctrine of Missions)

Biblical Studies:

  1. Hermeneutics (Interpreting the Bible)
  2. NT Survey I & II
  3. OT Survey I & II
  4. Creation Studies
  5. NT History
  6. Fundamentals of the Faith
  7. The Gospels
  8. The Pentateuch (Torah)
  9. Biblical Poetry/Psalms
  10. The Prophets
  11. Individual OT Book Study
  12. Individual NT Book Study

Church History:

  1. Church & Theological History I & II
  2. Contemporary Evangelicalism

Godly Living:

  1. Prayer
  2. Evangelism
  3. Apologetics
  4. Spiritual Disciplines
  5. Financial Stewardship
  6. Biblical Manhood
  7. Biblical Womanhood
  8. Parenting/Children
  9. Parenting/Teens
  10. Marriage
  11. Father/Teen Son Discipleship (weeknight class)
  12. Mother/Teen Daughter Discipleship (weeknight class)
  13. Basics of Biblical Counseling (weeknight seminar)
  14. Biblical Counseling Topical seminars (weeknight seminars)

“There is nothing more important than knowing God…But we live in an age in which the knowledge of God is rare. Many speak glibly about their belief in some god or other. But most would not even claim to know the true God, the God of the Bible. A large percentage of people today would say that they believe in God, but they rarely give Him a thought, and they routinely make their decisions as if He  didn’t exist. Our message to the world must emphasize that God is real and that He will not be trifled with. Theology helps us to formulate that message, applying the biblical teaching about God to us and to our time. “

—John Frame