Highlands Institute

Our classes provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics, grounding our people in knowledge of the Bible, theology and spiritual formation. Typically, classes last for multiple weeks, meet for 1-2 hours and involve lecture and discussion. Some classes involve weekly work outside of class time. Led by staff and experts both inside and outside Church of the Highlands, classes are offered on semester basis throughout the year.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

This spring we are excited to offer some great theology courses taught by incredible instructors. These courses will meet once a week for 6 weeks beginning the week of February 19th. The cost for each course is $30 (there is no cost for the Membership and Baptism courses). Once the courses are made available, you can register below.

*All courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units with the Association of Christian Schools International with the exception of Baptism and Church Membership.

For questions please call the church office at (650) 873-4095

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
GOSPELS, LETTERS, AND PROPHECY, OH MY!

In this beginner survey course of the New Testament, we will ask and address the following fundamental questions: What is the New Testament? Where did it come from? Who wrote these texts, and why? In addition we will wrestle with, How shall we read these stories? What do they mean? Why are they important for the modern Christian, and how? What do we learn about God by reading these ancient texts? Most importantly, What do we learn about Christianity by doing a “deep reading” of the New Testament?

Instructor: Kevin Neuner - Tuesday evenings at 7 pm

 

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF FAITH

Theology is the study of God. In this course, we will work through the foundational elements of the Christian faith, about God, salvation, the church, end times, and the Holy Spirit. We will also discuss why an understanding of theology is important to our lives today and what are some of the hot button issues that are currently an object of contention within our culture.

Instructor: Matthew Tuck - Monday evenings at 7pm

 

INTRODUCTION TO APOLOGETICS
THE PROOF FOR JESUS CHRIST

The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means to provide a formal defense or to give a reasoned statement or argument. Apologetics gives you the tools to communicate effectively with those around you about the historical reliability of the Christian faith. In this course, we will be looking into the life of Jesus Christ, early and eyewitness testimony regarding Him, did He really rise from the dead, is Jesus really God. Our goal is to provide a "reason for the hope that we have" (1 Peter 3:15) in hopes that our learning will bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus.

Instructor: Ryan Weber - Tuesday evenings at 7 pm

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

YOUR MONEY MADE SIMPLE

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson class on money management taught by Dave Ramsey. Dave and our Highlands facilitator will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. 

Instructor: Farrin Williams - Sunday afternoons at 2 pm

ONGOING CLASSES AT CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS:

DISCOVER HIGHLANDS

This class covers what it means to be a Member at Church of the Highlands, as well as our mission, beliefs and theological distinctives. It is currently held on the first four Wednesdays of the month at 7 pm.
*No cost for class

 

 

BAPTISM

This is a 2-part class covering the biblical significance of baptism and our beliefs on the ordinance. It also covers frequently asked questions and gives you the opportunity to share your testimony.
*No cost for class