The Academy helps equip you with biblical knowledge, character and ministry skills to love God and others. We offer semester courses and full- or half-day workshops for those who want to find or follow Christ. Click on the options below to check out our Summer Offerings – and get signed up today!
Workshop | June 3, 9 am–4 pm
$15/person or $25/husband and wife (lunch included)
Help Without Hurting (full-day): Discover how to effectively help low-income people, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change.
WISDOM by Design: This session offers training for leaders interested in developing their skills and knowledge of group facilitation.
Introduction to the Bible: Where did the Bible come from? How do we know it’s authoritative? Are we sure we have the right books included?
Understanding Personality Types: When we discover why we do the things we do, we can improve our relationships, effectiveness and quality of life.
Life Group 101: Training for new and potential Life Group leaders. Develop tools to see real care, growth and impact in your Life Group.
God’s Plan for the Ages: Gain a better understanding of what God is doing in the world today and how we can all have greater impact for Christ.
How to Study the Bible: You’ll learn the steps of observation, interpretation, application and correlation in this introduction to inductive Bible study.
Understanding Our Emotions: Gain a better understanding of your emotions and the emotions of others so you can relate to others in a healthy way.
Ministering to the Divorced: You just learned that a friend is going through a divorce. How can you help them? What should you say and do?
The Christian Life
The Christian Life | 13 weeks starting June 8, 7–8:30 pm
$10 covers all class materials
Many Americans identify themselves as Christian, but checking the box on a survey does not necessarily mean someone is a Christ follower. What about you? Have you investigated the claims of Jesus and experienced his grace? If yes, are you growing as a believer?
Come discover the foundations of the Christian life in a friendly environment. Bring your questions and we’ll dig into this life-changing story of grace together!
Each of the 12 issues has scripture, case studies from everyday life, discussion questions, and articles from current biblical thinkers.
The Word | 13 weeks starting June 8, 7–8:30 pm
$40 covers all class materials
The Word encourages Christ followers to think worthily of God, his Word and his world through a study of the doctrines of the Christian faith. You will develop and clarify biblical convictions based on biblical support which will result in life transformation and lifelong learning. This course is designed for the growing or maturing Christian.
Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem is required as a text for this study and should be purchased separately.
Safe People | 13 weeks starting May 23, 7–8:30 pm
$20 covers all class materials
Too many of us have invested ourselves in relationships that have left us deeply wounded. We have been abandoned, taken advantage of and left with little to show for our efforts.
In their book, Safe People, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as the ones we need to avoid.
Exploring? Starting? Growing? Maturing?
The Academy will:
- Answer questions you might not even know you have.
- Equip you to cultivate a deep, life-changing relationship with Christ that will impact those around you.
- Provide the tools you need to serve others at home, work and on the mission field.
Got questions? We’ve got answers: academy@CFhome.org
Check out our Course Catalog for course and workshop descriptions.