ABTC CLASSES

YEAR ONE: FOUNDATIONS

Believer’s Authority – BA12

As born-again Christians, God has seated us in a place of victory and authority in Christ. Through this class, students will learn what Biblical authority is and how to use it to overcome difficulties and challenges, enforce Satan’s defeat, and rule and reign in this life. 

Biblical Foundations – BF12

Everyone’s life is built on a foundation of core beliefs. Those core beliefs guide decision-making and, ultimately, the decisions that determine our life’s direction. Jesus admonished us to build our lives upon the solid foundations of Scriptural Truth rather than the sinking sand of man’s reasoning, feelings, or intellect. In this class, students will learn sound biblical doctrine to ensure a solid biblical foundation from which to build their lives. 

Blood Covenant – BC6

This class is designed to give students insight into both the Old and New Testament Covenants. While maintaining an appreciation of the Old Covenant, students will discover the position they have in the new covenant and how to apply covenant principles to their lives in practical ways. Emphasis will be made on walking by faith, fellowshipping with God, and how to relate and minister to people without legalism or sectarianism.

 

Christian Character – CC12 

God’s plan is to show Himself to the world through His people. Not just in the things we say but in the way we live our everyday lives. Christians are to grow in Godly character by living lives aligned with the values and commands of Scripture. This is how we live a life of honor and obedience to God. In this class, we will define Godly character and the benefits associated with it. Students will also discover how to bring these values into relationships as they serve God, serve in their church, and serve the lost. 

Effective Prayer – EP6 

God created prayer to be answered, and prayer is an important vehicle through which God releases His dynamic power to work in our lives and in the lives of those we pray for. This class will explore the various kinds of prayer and how they function. Emphasis will be on following the Holy Spirit in prayer rather than relying on a formula or rules.  

Faith – F12 

Faith is core to every part of our lives as Christians. It impacts how we approach God, how we receive from God, how we obey God, how we hear from God, and how we walk with God. This class will cover what faith is, how it is obtained, the basic elements of faith and how to use faith to accomplish the plan and purpose of God. 

Financial Stewardship – FS12 

This class is designed to help students understand the importance of stewarding finances according to biblical truth. This study will include practical teachings on Biblical prosperity, tithes, offerings, good money management, financial planning, budgeting, etc.  

Gifts and Callings – GAC12 

This class will increase students’ understanding of the 5 Spiritual Leadership Offices, also known as Five-fold Ministry Gifts, as defined in Ephesians 4, and the 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians. These gifts and callings impact every one of our lives, and it is important we gain an understanding of them to know how they pertain to us and how we might walk in them. 

God’s Will to Heal – H12  

This class will help build students’ faith to know it is God’s will to heal. To this end, we will learn about the character and nature of God around healing, His provision for healing, His willingness to heal, and how to receive healing from God. 

How to Interpret the Bible – BI6 

This subject will help students develop the skill of Bible interpretation. Students will look at an overview of the rules of Bible interpretation, which includes contextual, historical, cultural, and grammatical interpretation. Emphasis is also given to the role of the Holy Spirit in Bible interpretation and how to apply the scriptures correctly.  

In Christ – IC12 

When you became a Christian, the Bible declares you were translated into a new Kingdom – the Kingdom of God. There are benefits and responsibilities. This class is focused on helping students understand their new identity and how to function as New Creatures in Christ. Everything has become new, and through this class, you will discover who you are, what you have, and what you can do through Christ. 

Love of God – LG12 

The love of God is vital to the life of every Christian. In this class, students will discover not only God’s love for them but also God’s love in them, which is to flow through them to others. God’s love is to rule our lives. We will learn what the love of God is, how to walk in love and release that love to others.  

Ministry of the Holy Spirit – HS12 

This class will focus on the person of the Holy Spirit, so students understand and value His present-day ministry and utilize His presence and help each day. We will explore the role of the Holy Spirit as defined in scripture, including how to be led by the Spirit of God. 

Power of Words – PW6 

Scripture clearly shows us words are powerful and carry creative power. In fact, the Bible tells us they steer our lives like a rudder steers a ship. Through this study, we will learn about the impact of our words and how to change the words of our mouths to align with the will of God to see His plan happen on the earth.  

Righteousness – R12 

Knowing you are righteous in Christ is key to approaching God with boldness and confidence. It is also key to receiving the manifestation of God’s promises in your life. This class will focus on building students’ faith in the finished work of Christ, which includes making us the righteousness of God in Christ. We were sinners saved by grace, but now we are the righteousness of God in Christ.  

Spiritual Growth – SG12 

Every Christian is born into God’s family as a spiritual baby in Christ and is expected to grow up and mature. Spiritual growth is God’s plan for your life! This is not automatic. It happens when we are intentional about growth. In this class, we will discuss the characteristics of spiritual babies, adolescents, and mature Christians and what we need to do to grow. Emphasis will include making God’s Word (the Bible) our final authority, transforming our beliefs and thoughts, and using our faith to be doers of the Word of God. 

Understanding Grace – UG6  

There are many aspects to the grace of God, and it is important to know and understand how each pertains to the Body of Christ. This class will cover the purpose of each aspect and how we appropriate each to be at work in our lives. 

Understanding the Old Testament – OT6 

The Old Testament is over half the Bible, yet it is often misunderstood. The Old Testament is the foundation for the New Testament and made way for Jesus to come to earth. This class will give students a basic understanding of the Old Testament and its place in the life of a New Testament Believer.  

Why the Church? – WC12 

The Church is vital to the life of the Believer. It is referred to as the Body of Christ here on the earth. In this class, students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of the local church and its importance to God’s plan on earth and the individual Believer.  

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