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ASHE BIBLE TRAINING CENTER

The Gathering Church is proud to host The Ashe Bible Training Institute, a pastor-led training program for Christian men and women who want to grow in their knowledge and application of God’s Word. We offer over 500 hours of course instruction in the areas of Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Systematic Theology, Church History, Hermeneutics, Personal Spiritual life and more.

Ashe Bible Training Institute Fall Semester 2016

Who are we?

The Ashe Bible Training Institute is a pastor-led training program for Christian men and women who want to grow in their knowledge and application of God’s Word for the ministry context.

What is being offered this semester?  

Personal Spiritual Life

Summary: This 12 week study will provide a foundation rooted in the person of God as the starting place for all ministry activity. As we consider what it means to be spiritually healthy and lead spiritual healthy churches and ministries, we will be looking at the Bible and what it teaches concerning the health of our spiritual lives.

When do we meet?

Tuesday Nights starting August 30, 2016 continuing until Tuesday November 22, 2016

Where do you meet?

The Gathering Church
370 Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd.
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Classes meet weekly on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.

The cost of the class is $80 for returning students and $100 for new students (includes textbooks).

To register, contact Pastor Scott Day.

Personal Spiritual Life

Syllabus

Ashe Bible Training Institute Fall 2016
August 30- November 22
Tuesdays 6:00-9 PM

Instructor: Scott Day Scottday@thegatheringashe.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 12 week study will provide a foundation rooted in the person of God as the starting place for all ministry activity. As we consider what it means to be spiritually healthy and lead spiritual healthy churches and ministries, we will be looking at the Bible and what it teaches concerning the health of our spiritual lives.

REQUIRED TEXTS

Whitney, Donald S. Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life Colorado Springs, Co: NavPress 2014.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

  • Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for his Highest
  • Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline
  • Meyer, F. B. Fit For the Master’s Use Redpath.  Victorious Christian Service
  • Tripp, Dangerous Calling
  • Thomas, Curtis C. Practical Wisdom For Pastors
  • Begg, Allistair. On Being a Pastor

ASSIGNMENTS

Reflection Papers: Produce a one page, single spaced (12 point Times New Roman Font), reflection paper each week regarding the lectures and weekly readings. The purpose of this assignment is to gauge the students knowledge on what has been discussed in the lectures as well as what was assigned for reading during that week. There are no right or wrong answers for this assignment. These are due each Tuesday by the beginning of class. You can email them or turn in a paper copy. If you use any material that is not your own, please cite correctly using Turabian formatting.

Weekly Readings: Read the selected readings per the Class Schedule before each class meeting.

5 Page Devotional Paper: Write a 5 page, double spaced (Turabian format) devotional paper on a topic that struck you this semester in regards to your spiritual health and being able to serve well. Ensure that you cite your resources per Turabian format. If you have questions on Turabian formatting visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html or come speak with me.

CLASS AUDIO

The Spiritual Disciplines - Scott Day
Bible Intake Part I - Herb Parunak
Bible Intake Part II - Scott Day
Worship - William Ellison
Evangelism - Darryl Giles
Serving - Scott Day
Stewardship - Luke Peterson
Fasting - Scott Day
Silence, Solitude and Journaling

CLASS SCHEDULE

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT READINGS SPEAKER
Week 1 (Sept 6) Into and Bible Intake Pt. 1 Herb Parunak
Week 2 (Sept 13) Bible Intake Pt. 2 Reflection Paper #1 Ps. 119; Whitney Ch. 1-3 SG Lesson 1-3
Week 3 (Sept 20) Prayer Reflection Paper #2 Matthew 6:1-14; Whitney Ch. 4 SG Lesson 4
Week 4 (Sept. 27) Worship Reflection Paper #3 Ps. 96; Whitney Ch. 5

SG Lesson 5

William Ellison
Week 5 (Oct 4) Evangelism Reflection Paper #4 Matthew 28:16-20, Romans Whitney Ch. 6; SG Lesson 6 Darryl Giles
Week 6 (Oct. 11) Serving Reflection Paper #5 Romans 10; Whitney Ch. 7; SG Lesson 7
Week 7 (Oct 18) Stewardship Reflection Paper #6 2 Cor. 8,9 Whitney Ch. 8; SG Lesson 8 Luke Peterson?
Week 8 (Oct 25) Fasting Reflection Paper #7 Matt. 6:16-18; Whitney Ch. 9; SG Lesson 9
Week 9 (Nov. 1) Silence and Solitude Reflection Paper #8 Ps. 23; Whitney Ch. 10; SG Lesson 9
Week 10 (Nov. 8) Journaling Reflection Paper #9 Ps. 77; Whitney Ch. 11; SG Lesson 10 Scott Day
Week 11 (Nov. 15) Learning Reflection Paper #10 Prov. 1:5, Eccl. 12:12, 2 Tim. 2:14-26; Whitney Ch. 12; SG Lesson 10 Luke Peterson?
Week 12 (Nov. 22) Perseverance Devotional Paper Due Eph. 6:10-20; Whitney Ch. 13