Racial Harmony Is About God: Reframing a Moral Issue is a six-week course advancing the truth that God has created ethnic diversity for his own glory.
The Bethlehem Institute provides rigorous, God-centered Bible and theology courses to men and women living in the Twin Cities area, whether they attend Bethlehem Baptist Church or not.
Courses are available at each of the Bethlehem Baptist Church campuses during the fall and winter/spring semesters, and at the downtown campus during the summer. Typically, 6, 12, and 15-week courses are offered.
Tuition is required for courses (usually $50 for a 12-week course and $25 for a 6-week course) in order to enable us to continue to develop new courses. If finances are a problem, we have a pay-what-you-can-afford policy. Please see more information on Tuition.
TBI Essentials is an intensive, two-year (4-semester), group study of biblical theology, systematic theology, inductive Bible study, and practical theology rooted in TBI distinctives. Students complete regular reading and Bible study assignments and meet weekly in a two-hour discussion group with a mentor to integrate and clarify the material being studied during the week. The program can be taken at three different levels of commitment for weekly study outside of class:
|Diploma Program:||5 hours/week|
|Honors Program:||10 hours/week plus one paper|
|High Honors Program:||20 hours/week plus two papers|
During the first year, students study Bible Study Methods, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Old and New Testament Introduction, Christian Life, Discipleship, Apologetics and Church History through assigned weekly readings. During the second year, students are introduced to the basic tools of biblical Greek and Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. In addition, during the second year, TBI Essentials students continue to meet weekly with a mentor to study advanced Bible study methods and lesson and sermon preparation.
The Kingdom of God Is at Hand: Understanding Jesus’s Proclamation is a six-week course advancing the truth that the kingdom of God has been inaugurated by Jesus but not yet consummated.
The Pleasures of God: God's Delight in Being God is a course that considers the worth and excellency of God through the lens of God's pleasures.
The Waters of Death and Life: Understanding and Celebrating a Believer’s Baptism is a six-week course advancing the truth that Christians ought to not only understand but also celebrate the doctrine of believer’s baptism.
The goal of this course is to push Christian Hedonism into the corners, to address some of the practical and pastoral problems that result when people become passionate about the supremacy of God in all things.