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.
Sundays 10:45am – 12:00pm During 2nd Service
Biblical Training Center @ North Coast Calvary Chapel
1330 Poinsettia Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Cafe and Chapel Building, top floor, upstairs
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.
|Jun 23||The Need for Charity and Love||Download||Shawn Nelson|
|Jun 30||Essentials Part 1:
The Bible, God, creation & humanity
|Jul 7||Essentials Part 2:
Christ, Salvation, the Church & future things
|Jul 14||Non-Essentials Part 1:
Church government, baptism details, spiritual gifts
|Jul 21||Non-Essentials Part 2:
Day of worship, end-time views, and more
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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
Notes for previous classes can be found here.
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