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.

New Summer Classes Below!

This summer 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 July 9th. The cost for each course is $30 (there is no cost for the Membership and Baptism courses). 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

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
TORAH, PROPHETS AND WRITINGS, OH MY!

In this beginner survey course of the Old Testament, we will ask and address the following fundamental questions: What is the “Old Testament?” How shall we read these stories? What do they mean? How did these books come about? Are they important for the modern Christian, and why? What do we learn about God by reading these ancient texts?

Instructor: Kevin Neuner - Tuesday evenings at 7 pm

 

BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY
THE LAND, THE BOOK, OUR FAITH

In this digital virtual tour of Israel, we will walk through some of the most central and important archaeological locations, and tell the Bible stories “in situ” (in their situation). We will show pictures, and videos, and immerse you in the full context of these stories, and understand them as never before.

Instructor: Kevin Neuner - Wednesday evenings at 7 pm

 

TOOLS OF EXEGESIS
USING THE PRISON EPISTLES*

The study of the New Testament includes word studies from New Testament Greek. The New Testament was never intended to replace the Old, rather, it is the sequel and fulfillment of the Old Testament and is the heir of its promises. In the Old Testament, God gave a partial revelation of Himself, having spoken by patriarchs, prophets, and angels, but the full and final revelation came by His Son, Jesus. The main purpose for studying the New Testament is to involve the student personally in an overall view of the event of Christ, the birth of the church; how the NT writers applied the fulfillment of Jesus on the OT; and the impact historically, socially, and spiritually upon the world.

Instructor: Marianna Johnston - Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 7 pm
*2 sessions a week for 3 weeks

BIBLIOLOGY

DISCOVER THE BIBLE

Whether you have been reading the Bible for years or you just picked it up and want to understand God’s Word better this class is for you. We will explore the issues which undergird good biblical interpretation and engage with topics such as the need to interpret, the sciences of translation and text criticism, exegesis, and hermeneutics.

Instructor: Pastor Jeff Schoch - Thursday evenings at 7 pm

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

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 sometimes held in a single session on a Saturday and other times as a 4-week class on  a weeknight.
*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