Bible Institute

The Bible Institute is designed to prepare and equip individuals for effective service to the glory of God.

2017-18 Class Offerings

“Care and Discipleship Training”

Eight Wednesdays: October 18-December 13, 2017

7:00-8:30 PM in the Stewart Lounge

Cost: $20.00

Care and Discipleship Training is an 8-week course designed for people who have a desire to be equipped to disciple and counsel using the Word of God. What is biblical counseling? How do people change? Why does theology matter in counseling? Why is there so much conflict among believers and what can we do to resolve it? These questions and more will be answered! Participants will listen to a podcast (free, online or via smart phone app) prior to each class and then participate in a Bible study and discussion. Pastor Dave Halverson and Diane Acosta will lead the course.  For a registration form, please click here.


If you have questions or would like more information about the SGCC Bible Institute please contact Pastor Greg, Senior Associate Pastor.

Course Offerings

Care and Discipleship Training

Care and Discipleship Training is an 8-week course designed for people who have a desire to be equipped to disciple and counsel using the Word of God.

Church History

This course examines the major themes, events and persons from the conclusion of the book of Acts to the contemporary Church.

Faith and Tech

This course is designed to equip believers with a deeper understanding of the current technologies available and encourage them to see and apply these technologies as a crucial ministry tool.

Global Missions

This course is a concentrated adaptation of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, presenting Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic dimensions of missions.


This course gives specific tools for studying the various literary types in Scripture, and shows how to determine the intended meaning of Bible passages.

How To Study The New Testament

This course deepens a students ability to mine the truths of the New Testament by being introduced to the basics of Greek. Though not a formal Greek class, enough will be covered to conduct word studies, use commentaries and other tools that reference the original text, and understand why English Bible versions often translate passages differently.

New Testament Greek

This course provides a foundational vocabulary and understanding of Greek grammar such that students should be able to read portions of the Greek New Testament by its conclusion.

Philosophy And The Christian Faith

This course examines the history of western philosophical thought and both its impact on contemporary society and implications for Christian apologetics.

Rightly Handling The Word Of Truth

This course explores how to effectively read and study the Bible–whether for one's own time in the Word or in preparation to teach others.

Spiritual Disciplines

This course provides resources and encouragement for such areas as prayer, fasting, Scripture memorization, and personal Bible Study.

Survey Of The New Testament

This course presents an individual overview of all 27 NT books, including background, authorship, and major themes.

Survey Of The Old Testament

This course presents an individual overview of all 39 OT books including background, authorship, and major themes.

Teaching The Bible

This course underscores the importance of presenting the author's intended meaning, and covers such topics as how to study passages, use the best tools, create effective outlines and lesson plans, prepare oneself personally, and present the Scriptures in a way that brings glory to God and benefit to students.


This course is an introduction to Bible doctrines, systematically presenting ten primary categories of theology with the goal of developing an organized understanding of Biblical teaching.

Understanding Scripture Through Arcing

This course is designed to help students follow the Biblical author's train of thought. Each statement in a passage is represented  visually with a small semicircle ("arc") together with a simple symbol that reflects how that statement relates to those around it.  This makes it possible to literally see the flow of ideas in a passage, and the questions asked in determining the relationships to be arced help the student discover the main point the author is making.

Unity Of The Bible

This course presents an overview of God's working throughout salvation as traced across the Old and New Testaments, underscoring how the Scriptures speaking in concert as they unfold the whole counsel of God.