Center for Biblical Transformation
Courses for Christians who desire to dig more deeply into the Bible and Christian theology and to integrate that learning into their lives
- College-level courses taught by experienced professors
- Meets weekly for 10-week semesters every fall and winter
- Classes meet at Chelten on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm
- Take 4 courses to receive a Certificate of Completion, or take any course at any time
- Only $50 per course for Chelten members and $75 for non-members (cost includes books)
Enrich your knowledge of God and his Word! The Center for Biblical Transformation offers college-level courses designed to deepen your understanding of the Bible and Christian theology, help you be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ and prepare you to serve in his kingdom.
Join our four-course certificate program, or take any course at any time with no commitments. Courses are offered for ten weeks in the fall and in the winter.
The purpose of the program is to experience God’s truths personally and to share the message through your life to others. This is your opportunity to discover that living with Jesus involves learning his transforming truths and passing them on to others! I invite you to prayerfully consider your involvement in the Center for Biblical Transformation.
by grace alone,
Dr. Bill Krewson
Senior Pastor of Discipleship
2018 Winter Semester
New Testament Narrative of Redemption
Continuing the Old Testament story of God’ redemption, this ten-week course begins with the arrival of God’s Messiah, Jesus, and explores his message, his death and resurrection, and the Spirit’s coming to empower the church to spread the good news until Jesus’ return. All of the New Testament books will be explained and how the gospel message impacts our lives, our church, and our world.
Professors: Dr. Jared Bryant, Dr. Bill Krewson, Rev. Neil Kulp and Dr. Bill Smith
Dates: January 9–March 13, 2018
Cost: $50 with textbooks; $25 without textbooks
Books: Living God’s Word (J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays) and The Essential Bible Companion (John H. Walton)
How Does God Change Us?
It can be difficult to wrap our minds around how God changes us, and we can be tempted to try to reduce the process to a single template. But Scripture portrays the dynamics of sanctification in a rich variety of ways. In this class, we will explore and reflect on the personal and particular ways that God meets us where we are to produce change.
Professors: Laura Andrews
Dates: January 9–February 6, 2018
Books: How Does Sanctification Work? (David Powlison)
Defending the Faith
Apologetics, or the defense of the Christian faith, isn’t an activity reserved for a select few. God calls every Christian to be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks a reason for his or her hope. This five-week course is designed to engage non-Christians with greater confidence, grace, and skill. The five topics to be discussed are: How all objections to Christian faith rest upon alternative faith commitments, how the problem of evil is actually a strong pointer to God’s existence, the relationship between science and faith, how even those who deny God is there show that they know otherwise, and why the Bible is reliable.
Professors: Dr. Keith Plummer
Dates: February 13–March 13, 2018
Books: The Reason for God (Tim Keller)
Watch an introduction to the class by Dr. Plummer:
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