“GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE
OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.”
(2 PETER 3:18)

GET STARTED

Visitors Welcome!

Whether you are a new follower of Jesus, unsure about your walk with God, or growing in your faith, these classes are designed for any adult. We offer a safe place for you to get to know others, learn the truth of God’s Word and to ask questions for further growth. Our objective is to dig deeper into the Bible, its doctrines and theology, and current issues of our day. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter here.

WHEN

Sundays 10:45am – 12:00pm During 2nd Service

WHERE

Biblical Training Center @ North Coast Calvary Chapel
1330 Poinsettia Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Room C-205B
Cafe and Chapel Building, top floor, upstairs

CONTACT

Shawn Nelson – Coordinator | email | web
or Jim Doyle – Pastoral Support | email

Essentials vs. Non-Essentials

June 23 – July 21 (5 Weeks)

This class will identify doctrines that are absolutely essential to Christianity and the ones Christian denominations have exercised freedom to disagree about. Special emphasis will be given to having charity, grace and love towards others who disagree. Registration is helpful but not required — feel free to attend whichever classes sound most interesting to you.

Date Topic Notes Teacher
Jun 23 The Need for Charity and Love Download Shawn Nelson
Jun 30 Essentials Part 1:
The Bible, God, creation & humanity
Download Shawn Nelson
Jul 7 Essentials Part 2:
Christ, Salvation, the Church & future things
Download Shawn Nelson
Jul 14 Non-Essentials Part 1:
Church government, baptism details, spiritual gifts
Download Jim Doyle
Jul 21 Non-Essentials Part 2:
Day of worship, end-time views, and more
  Shawn Nelson

The Holy Spirit & Salvation

August 18 – September 8 (4 Weeks)

Seminaries have entire courses on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit (titled “Pneumatology”). This four-week class will be a condensed version of such a class. It will systematically cover topics like the nature of the Holy Spirit, regeneration, indwelling, baptism, filling, sealing and gifting.

Note: Registration helps us know how many chairs to setup. But classes are always open! Feel free to visit anytime there’s a topic that interests you.

Date Topic Notes Teacher
Aug 18 Nature of the Holy Spirit   Shawn Nelson
Aug 25 Work of the Holy Spirit at Salvation   Shawn Nelson
Sep 1 Holy Spirit After Salvation   Shawn Nelson
Sep 8 Making Sense of Different Views of Charismatic Gifts   Jim Doyle

The Gospels & Acts – NT Survey

September 15 – October 27 (6 Weeks)

This class will cover the major themes of each Gospel as well as the book of Acts. Attention will be given to the special highlights and emphasis of each book, and its overall contribution to the salvation message.

Date Topic Notes Teacher
Sep 15 Matthew – Special Highlights and Emphasis   Shawn Nelson
Sep 22 Mark – Special Highlights and Emphasis   Shawn Nelson
Sep 29  Luke – Special Highlights and Emphasis   Shawn Nelson
Oct 6 John – Special Highlights and Emphasis   Shawn Nelson
Oct 13 Acts – Early Church (Before Acts 13)   Mike Prout
Oct 20 ** No class   ** No class
Oct 27 Acts – Paul (After Acts 13)   Mike Prout

Major Themes of the NT Writers

November 3 – November 24 (4 Weeks)

This class will cover the major themes of each major New Testament writer (Peter, John, James, Jude and Paul). Attention will be given to the special highlights and emphasis of each writer, and its overall contribution to the salvation message.

Date Topic Notes Teacher
Nov 3 Peter’s Letters   Shawn Nelson
Nov 10 John’s Letters   Shawn Nelson
Nov 17 James & Jude (Jesus’ Half Brothers)   Shawn Nelson
Nov 24 Paul’s Letters   Shawn Nelson

Past Classes

Notes for previous classes can be found here.

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