“Strengthening the church for worship and service through theological education.”
Learning is an indispensable part of the Christian life. In fact, at its core, the term “disciple” means “learner” or “student.” When asked what the greatest commandment of the Law is, Jesus replied, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:36-37). The apostle Paul would later encourage the believers in Rome to "not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
Following Jesus, therefore, necessitates learning. We can’t build our lives on principles we don’t know and we can’t love and worship God if we don’t know what He is like or what He has done. As part of our effort in making disciples, Grace Road Institute exists to strengthen the church for worship and service through theological education. Our course offerings will offer opportunities to dig deeper in a variety of topics while in a formal context. Through reading, lectures, discussions, and more, participants of the Institute will grow in biblical literacy and theological proficiency as maturing disciples of Christ.
There are three ways to be involved:
Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, and Systematic Theology make up our three core classes. These introductory classes cycle each year and are open to anyone who would like to join.
The Saints & Scholars Program is a year-long, higher commitment level discipleship course in which students engage in theological study for spiritual formation.
Registration for the 2023-2024 program is now closed.
Grace Road Institute Library provides many helpful books on a number of theological, cultural, and practical issues. Books are available to check out for 3 weeks and can be picked up Sundays and Tuesdays.