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What is BGI?

Bellefontaine Grace is on a mission to learn it, live it and give it. The “it” being the Gospel as revealed in the Bible. This mission is the pathway of developing as a disciple of Christ Jesus. Beginning with "learn it" the goal is to continue on to "live" out the truths of the Gospel in our homes and communities and then to "give" out the Gospel in serving and sharing the Gospel truths with others, resulting in greater worship of God. We are giving you the opportunity to increase the "learn it" in your life by offering  these Bible study classes.

How BGI works...

Classes are offered on 3 levels:

1. Level 100 for introductory & foundational classes

2. Level 200 for intermediate classes

3. Level 300 for advanced classes



Each class will meet weekly for 8 weeks. There may be a small cost for study materials that can be covered if you are unable to afford the cost. There will also be assignments, such as reading, to prepare for each class that will increase the long term benefits of the class. 

30 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE

1st Class Begins Feb. 22 @ 7:00PM

Meet at the BGC Facility. 

LEVEL 100 –Gain “a foundational grasp of the most important book ever written” by taking the class, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. This is a class that will help you learn the Bible’s basic structure, timeline and message. This class will use the Max Anders book “30 Days to Understanding the Bible: Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day” as a guide. This is a class that is inviting to someone new to studying the Bible as well as a good refresher for someone more familiar with it. You will be introduced to the major people, places and events found in the Bible. You will discover the overall message of the Scripture as you learn about the ten Great Subjects of the Bible. A small amount of daily reading will be necessary as well as taking self-tests throughout the text as helpful reviews. The instructor for this class is David Davis.

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE

1st Class Begins Feb. 21 @ 6:00PM

Meet at the BGC Facility. 

LEVEL 200 –This class will cover the topic of studying the whole of scripture. Get ready for a 30,000 foot view of the Bible and how we are meant to get the most out of our study time. We will be using the ESV Bible as our text for this class. As a Level 200 course, feel ready to take on some challenges but not be overwhelmed with doctrinal terminology. The instructor for this class is Chris Smucker.

GOD THE SON: CHRISTOLOGY

1st Class Begins Feb. 21 @ 6:00PM

Meet at the BGC Facility. 

LEVEL 300 –This class will cover the topic of Christology We will be using the text “Biblical Doctrine” by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue as a guide. These authors have labelled themselves as biblicists. “While not a perfect term, we have chosen biblicists, because at the core of our convictions lies an unshakable trust in God’s inerrant and infallible Bible, rightly interpreted.” [page 26] We agree with the goal of this text as described on page 27. “All theologies should begin with biblical content arranged systematically that then leads to Christians being motivated to live holy lives of obedience to God’s Word for the glory of God.” This course will focus on the God the Son and the great truths that we are called to live out based on our knowledge of Him. Completion of reading assignments and memorization of select passages of Scripture will be expected. As a Level 300 course, an acquaintance with the overall structure of the Bible and familiarity with basic doctrinal terminology is a prerequisite to gain the most benefit from this class.The instructor for this class is Steve Barth.

The Private Conversation You Were Meant To Hear

1st Class Begins Feb. 22 @ 7:00PM

Meet at the BGC Facility. 

LEVEL 300 –This class will cover the topic of Jesus praying to His heavenly father in John chapter 17! We will be using the ESV Bible as our text. As a Level 300 course, an acquaintance with the overall structure of the Bible and familiarity with basic doctrinal terminology is a prerequisite to gain the most benefit from this class.The instructor for this class is Steve Davis.