Faith Development

Christian Life Series

Devotional Development

When You Pray

God created us with a desire to seek Him. Thus, we realize we need a power greater than our own to solve our problems, protect us, and meet our needs. Through prayer, we learn to reach out to God for help. Author J. Robert Ashcroft teaches a way to pray, find answers, and have our needs met as we Pray and worship God.

How to Study the Bible

Once we have chosen to follow God’s plan for our lives, we are responsible not only to conform our lives and characters to Christ’s image, but to share Christ’s love with others so they also can be transformed. We best fulfill our responsibilities as we respond to the Holy Spirit's revealing God’s mind to us through Bible study. Author Thomas Maphori gives insight for those who are interested in organizing their study of the Bible.

Your Helpful Friend

Everyone needs friends, and we value those special friends who are always there. Author Louise Jeter Walker introduces us to our special friend, the Holy Spirit. Many students have

experienced the baptism in the Holy Spirit after studying this course.

Christian Worship

As you grow in your Christian life, the desire to worship the Lord grows—and that desire must be fulfilled. God also longs to have fellowship and communion with His children. Author Judy Bartel Graner will help those who seek to maintain consistent private devotions by illustrating the need for and benefit of worship. This course gives guidelines that will be beneficial for group worship.

Doctrinal Development

Your New Life

The moment you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you began a new life. He is the giver of life—wonderful, rich, and joyful life that never ends. This course, written by Louise Jeter alker, helps to explain what this new life is all about.

Your Bible

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105, NIV), said King David many years ago. No matter how difficult your situation, or what decisions you must make, you can have the same assurance King David had. This course, adapted by Judy Bartel Graner from the original course written by Louise Jeter Walker, will help you study the Bible. It gives insight into the way God views our circumstances and helps us when we seek Him.

John's Gospel

This course follows the pattern of John’s Gospel and centers on the person of Jesus. It deals with many of the intimate details of Jesus’ life, His teaching, and His claims that are not found in the other Gospels. Author Rex Jackson takes the reader on a chapter-by-chapter study of the Gospel of John. He presents the vivid description of Christ that was given by the beloved disciple John, His closest human associate during His years of ministry. This course has twenty-one lessons; each one corresponds to a chapter of the Gospel of John.

Who Jesus Is

The best place to learn about the identity of Jesus is the Bible. This course, written by Elton G. Hill and adapted by Louise Jeter Walker, paints a vivid picture of the life of Jesus. It begins with His birth and continues to the prophecies about His second coming. At the end of this course is an invitation for the reader to have a personal encounter with Jesus.

We Believe

This course deals with the fundamental doctrines of the Bible and touches on the issues every Christian should know, from the nature of God and the person of Christ to the character of the church and the life of the believer. Author Judy Bartel Graner discusses the sixteen most important truths in the Scriptures and outlines their significance for Christians today. Knowing what the Bible says about sin, salvation, the Holy Spirit, and the future is crucial for Christians of every level of maturity.

Character Development

God's Design—Your Choice

God has a design for your life, but He has left it up to you to choose whether or not you will follow His plan. Author Lowell Harrup will help you find out more about God’s design for you. Knowledge about God’s design and making choices will help us when we are confronted with the bewildering array of decisions that each of us must make every day.

Bible Ethics

Far too often we dwell on the things we feel are prohibited to us because we are Christians. But the motivating factor behind righteous living should be holiness. Authors John and Sara Miles clarify the reasons behind the rules that were made to help believers enjoy serving God.

Marriage and the Home

Many young couples take this course in preparation for marriage and find a number of time-tested rules for developing and maintaining a happy home. Author Rex Jackson helps family members appreciate each other more by learning the basic principles of proper relationships in the home. God established marriage, and the family is the building block of society. Without strong family units, the church cannot be what God intended it to be.

The Christian in His Community

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you have already experienced profound changes in your life. Certainly one of these changes was an alteration of your attitude toward others. We are all part of the same community, and author Donald Stuckless teaches that this community is much more than the place we live. It is a spirit or attitude we have toward others.

Service Development

The Church

This course not only describes the church (where it came from, how it began, what will happen to it in the future); it also shows how members of the body of Christ can be more useful as they practice what they learn. Author Donald Smeeton gives believers a better understanding of their place in the church and shows them how to fulfill their potential as one of the indispensable parts of the body of Christ.

What Churches Do

What is the purpose of churches? What does it mean to be baptized? Why should a believer take communion? Is it scriptural to dedicate babies? Authors Robert and Evelyn Bolton will answer many of the most frequently asked questions about the church.

Personal Evangelism

Jesus was our example in taking the good news to people everywhere, and He wants us to share the gospel wherever we go. Author Jean-Baptiste Sawadogo helps the reader to understand the true nature of evangelism. Applying the principles in this course will enable believers to share Christ with those around them in a more convincing, powerful, and positive way.

Christian Workers

You can know how to fit into God’s design as a member of the body of Christ and learn how God will equip you to serve Him in the church. Author Marian Brandt relates how God organized the church and carefully places each member in the body of Christ. This course also gives practical suggestions to follow to develop gifts in the Body. It will help in understanding how to work with leaders of the local church and how gifted believers can minister to others.

The Teaching Ministry

Jesus commissioned His followers to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything He commanded (Matthew 28:19–20). This is the mandate of the church! In this course, author Marjorie Steward illustrates how to have a teaching ministry that is both productive and rewarding.