Covenant Life Institute

Covenant Life Institute (CLI) is a venue whereby we grow together in hopes of becoming biblical theologians and missionaries. CLI supplements the preached word and community group discussions by helping us grow in our understanding of God and the various doctrines surrounding Him.

CLI is a one-hour time of study (9:00-10:00am) on Sunday mornings that will serve to grow us in our understanding of and love for Jesus. Our Fall 12-week semester of CLI begins Sept 3rd, which will consist of 6 weeks of studying and 6 weeks of serving. At the end of the first 6 weeks, community groups who were serving will switch with those who were studying and vice versa. If you are not serving, we invite you to join with us as we study.

For Fall CLI Session 1, we offer three 6-week courses:

Biblical Counseling:Why a class on Biblical Counseling? We are glad you asked! Our short answer is because sin corrupts everything. Because sin has ruined our world we need help to know how to fight for faith in this fallen world. Why? Ultimately because we can’t fight sin on our own. To make it through life we need help from other brothers and sisters in Christ (Hebrews 3.12-13) We need to be humble enough to ask others for help so we don’t have to fight this battle by ourselves. We need wise counsel from the Word so that we can fight the fight of faith. Therefore, being equipped (Eph. 4.12-13) in order to serve one another in this way is vital for the continued health of the church and those we are called to minister.

Worldview and Apologetics :The goal of this class is to make you the Batman of evangelism: it equips you with a basic utility belt to respond to many common objections to the Gospel. While you can’t know every objection, Christians are still called to be ready to give a defense of their faith (1 Peter 3:15). This class will help you respond winsomely to unbelievers, bolstering your own faith in the process. Specific topics include the reliability of the Bible, arguing for God’s existence, responding to world religions, and learning how to engage our culture.

Old Testament Overview :The goal of this class is to give us a better understand of the Old Testament. Jesus when speaking to the Sadducees makes it clear that it is vital for us to know the Scriptures and the power of God in order to avoid error (Matt 22:29). This class is a multiple year study designed for you to know the Scriptures even if you get just a few weeks here and there. But it’s also designed so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, because just as the whole Bible hangs together as a single narrative, these classes all fit together. This is an opportunity to slow down, take our time, and dive deeper into God’s word.