The New Life Institute...
is a place where everyone is invited to explore God’s Word and experience God’s Will.
Everyone is Invited: The New Life Institute isn’t for people who love school; it’s for people who love Jesus.
Exploring God’s Word: The Bible doesn’t have to be unfamiliar. You can know God’s Word, and through His Word, know Him.
Experiencing God’s Will: We want to experience God’s will transform our lives, and through our lives, become agents of His will to transform the world in which we live.
Who is the New Life Institute for?
Have you ever read the bible and felt it didn’t make sense?
Have you wanted to learn more but never had the time or money to go to school?
Have you ever wanted to explore deeper topics about God, the Bible, and the Christian Life but because of financial, family, or work commitments you couldn’t?
Have you felt a sense that God has more for you but didn’t know what the next step was?
If so, we believe the New Life Institute is right for you.
What we believe…
- We believe the Bible doesn’t have to be unfamiliar.
- We believe that the busyness of life doesn’t have to keep you from the life God has for you.
- We believe that learning about the Bible isn’t only for those who love school, but for all of us who love Jesus.
- We believe that high quality biblical education should be available for everyone.
- We believe that your previous education level doesn’t prevent you from experiencing the fullness of wonder God has for you.
- We believe that God’s Will isn’t simply something we learn and explain but rather, it is something we can experience and live.
The goal is ministry training and certification rather than a focus on degree completion. The New Life Institute is a non-accredited Institution so that we are free from any outside restrictions or requirements that would become a potential obstacle in providing specific tailored biblical training that is consistent with the vision and direction of New Life Community Church.
The New Life Institute will be using the online platform Populi to help facilitate classes. This will enhance the learning environment by allowing students to view the class lecture online, continue class discussions throughout the week, explore additional resources online, and much more.
The first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) make up what we call the Pentateuch. For some, the thought of reading these books might seem challenging or difficult, causing people to wonder, "how do these books help me live in this world the way God wants me to"? However, this couldn't be farther from the truth.
The Pentateuch is absolutely crucial for helping us understand who God is and how God wants us to live. This course will give an overview of the Pentateuch, looking closely at the major events, key ideas, and theological themes that are woven together through the stories in these books. This course will not only give an overview of each book, but will also explore how each of these books work together to build a worldview that will help you understand God's purpose and humanity's place in the world. Don't struggle through these books anymore, sign up for this class and discover the beautiful revelation of God found within its pages.
CREATIVELY COMMUNICATING THE BIBLE
This class will help students creatively prepare and deliver a sermon, message, or Bible Study. Students will explore the creative process, the elements that make up a sermon, and discover questions that will get you unstuck, organized, and ready to share what you've learned through God's Word. Students will overcome the fear of public speaking and discover the joy of communicating with others. People often say that public speaking is many people's number one fear, but it doesn't have to be. It can be fun, and through this class we will show you how.
Being able to explain to others our experience of God through His Word is important for Christians. In this class you will learn tips that will help you share in large group settings, small bible studies, and one on one.
Do you have an idea what it takes to be an effective leader? Would you like an opportunity to look at Jesus' example of being a servant leader? This course takes a practical and biblical look at leadership principles and how to care for others. This course will cover everything from your personal attitude, to how to clarify the nature of God's calling and purpose for your life.
Leadership is essential to stewarding the life God has given you. So whether you have a desire for greater influence within your family, work place, volunteer role, or living out God's plan for your life, we encourage you to take this class.