The growth of believers in Christ to where they are grounded and settled in the Faith is a major concern at Living Word Church. (Colossians 1:23) From that concern has come the Foundations of Faith Class, formed in the early 90’s.
For a new believer to go on to spiritual maturity requires first a sound footing lest he or she build in vain on sinking sand. The class theme is Hebrews 6:1-2, which names the fundamental doctrines of Biblical Christian faith:
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”
The class is geared for anyone seeking an understanding of these vital doctrines and principles. The emphasis of the Spirit-filled teachers who conduct the classes is to equip new believers with a knowledge of basic Biblical truths to aid them in their walk with the Lord, in understanding the preached Word, and in their own personal studies.
In addition to the basic subject themes listed in Hebrews 6:1-2, the class addresses the Fruits of the Spirit, Prayer, Obedience, and the Triune Man. Students also learn how to use Bible study helps and resources.
Classes are held at 8:45 on Sunday mornings at Living Word Church. Students are encouraged to bring their Bibles and a notebook. Classes are also conducted on the importance of being water baptized after one has received salvation.