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SF V - Introduction to Christian Theology

The Introduction to Christian Theology (SF V) class, which is offered every fall semester on Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., seeks to help participants understand the nature and importance of Christian theological inquiry. During this 13 week course, we will learn how the Bible answers questions about its own authority and character, God and creation, Christ, sin and salvation, the Christian life and the End times. We will also outline the basic contours of Reformed theology and distinguish it from other theological traditions.

An important part of the class will be outside reading, which includes serious interaction with the confessional standards of the Presbyterian Church in America—the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter and Larger Catechisms—and other theological texts.

It is important to note that Redeemer encourages everyone to participate in this class. At Redeemer, we believe that rich theological study furthers our understanding of and devotion to the living God. Though often neglected by Christians today, the Scripture asserts the priority of thinking things through, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is” (Prov. 23:7 NAS).

Finally, this class, along with the Practice of the Church (SF VI), is required for all men’s and women’s ministry leaders, deacon assistants, and for one to become eligible for nomination to the offices of deacon and ruling elder.