The Karis elders developed Lead School to help us grow to a deeper understanding of our Christian faith, along with its implications in the life of believers. While Lead School is very important for men and women interested in church leadership, it is highly encouraged for everyone in the church who wants to be challenged and learn more about God.
Most sessions are two hours long, divided in two one-hour “blocks.” You can come for one, or both. We don’t mind either way. The first block is devoted to an exploration of systematic theology: what Christians generally believe about various theological concepts. The second block is typically a Christian living/practical theology concept. Regarding the first block, while we think it will be beneficial to come to every session, each class is also standalone. Come to all or one. Either way, we think you'll be encouraged.
During Lead School, several books will be referred to as recommended reading. These books are not required, but the majority of our teaching materials will come from them. If you must choose one book, grab the first; the others just allow you to go deeper. However, no outside reading from these works is required.
- Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem
- Twenty Great Truths: Equipping Leaders in Biblical Doctrine by Scott Thomas
- Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
To make Lead School accessible to everyone, approved Karis Kids workers will be on hand to watch children during both blocks. The cost to parents is $3.00 per child. This price is per class, so if you come for the whole thing or just one of the blocks, it’s still $3.00 per child. You can pay with cash or check made out to Karis Church.
The courses for 2016-2017 are available here, so mark your calendars and plan to attend.