The elders have identified a need for a structured training program across our churches to grow followers of Jesus. Growth groups remain of central importance to APC, but we’d like to provide an opportunity for the people of APC to deepen their knowledge & skills. To that end, in 2018 we are launching the APC academy!
The academy will gradually offer 12 subjects and to add to the excitement there will be 4 levels of achievement:-
- Bronze award = 4 subjects.
- Silver award = 8 subjects.
- Gold award = 12 subjects.
- Platinum award = 16 subjects i.e. all of them!
The list of subjects are as follows:-
|Foundations 1||Foundations 2||Skills 1||Skills 2|
|Reading, understanding and obeying the Bible||Gospel shaped living||Sunday skills||Teaching the Bible|
|Introduction to theology||The cross of Christ||Evangelism (& follow up)||Pastoral care|
|Biblical theology||The Bible & Guidance||Growth group / youth group Leadership||Leadership / Eldership|
|Prayer||Mission and the sovereignty of God||Apologetics||Kids ministry|
Subjects can be completed in any order.
To launch the APC academy, we are offering 4 subjects (over 4 weeks each) at the end of term 2 on Wednesday & Thursday nights & then again at the beginning of term 3. We’re hopeful that this arrangement will maximise the opportunity of everyone to attend. Its also possible to to achieve the bronze award this year!
Our growth groups won’t be running in these weeks.
2018 Term Dates
|Term 2||Term 3|
|June 13, 20, 27, Jul 4||June 14, 21, 28, July 5||Jul 25, Aug 1, 8, 15||Jul 26, Aug 2, 9, 16|
|Gospel Shaped Living||The Bible & Guidance||Introduction to Theology||Biblical Theology|
|How do I actually stop sinning and not just only want to change?||Help! What’s God’s plan for me? How does God guide? How should I make decisions?||Each week we’ll consider an important theme or doctrine from the Bible. eg. God, Sin, Scriptures, Salvation||Come & discover how the whole Bible fits together in the one continuous story of God keeping his promises in Christ Jesus.|