February 2009 eNews
Audit a course for FREE this Spring:
Study Maintaining Your Spiritual Health with Dr. Don Whitney
This spring the Founders Study Center will be offering the 10-week course, Maintaining Your Spiritual Health with Dr. Don Whitney, free for those who sign up to audit the course. If you missed our free course in the fall (or even if you didn’t!) here is another opportunity to audit one of our courses at no cost! Free course registration will continue until March 31, 2009. The Free Course Portal will open for Spring 2009 Orientation on March 3, 2009.
The 10-Week course begins on March 16, 2009:
Maintaining Your Spiritual Health with audio lectures by Dr. Don Whitney
Maintaining a healthy walk with God is vital for those who serve as leaders in the church, but it can be difficult in the heat of ministry. In this course students will learn to gauge and nurture spiritual health in themselves as well as in those whom they lead. Dr. Whitney serves as Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
This course meets for 10 sessions and will begin on March 16, 2009. Students will have access to course material online until June 19, 2009 (14 weeks to complete the course). Cost: FREE for Audit / $50 for directed studies (A $15 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal).
It is not too late to sign up for our first video course:
Pastoral Theology with Dr. Tom Ascol
Pastoral Theology with video and audio lectures by Dr. Tom Ascol
This course introduces the work of pastoral ministry by looking at its biblical foundations, theological concerns and practical responsibilities. Dr. Tom Ascol is the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida and serves as the Executive Director of Founders Ministries.
All course lectures are posted in two formats: video and audio with PowerPoint slides.
This course meets for 16 sessions. The course began February 2, 2009. Students will have access to course material online until June 19, 2009 (20 weeks to complete the course). Cost: $75 (A $25 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal).
Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Calvin’s Birth in 2009
Study through the Institutes with Dr. Timothy George
Calvin and the Reformed Tradition with audio lectures by Dr. Timothy George
The Reformation of the sixteenth century was a tremendous movement of ecclesial and spiritual renewal within the wider Christian tradition. The Protestant Reformation was the wellspring of both the evangelical awakening and the modern missionary movement. The purpose of this course is to examine the central theological concerns of the Reformation as they were embodied in the life and work of John Calvin. Dr. Timothy George is the founding Dean and Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.
This course meets for 16 sessions. Students will have access to course material online until June 19, 2009 (20 weeks to complete the course). Cost: $75 (A $25 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal).
Late registration for 16-week courses continues until February 27, 2009. Find out what’s new at the Founders online Study Center. Click here to visit our website to learn more about our spring courses.
Founders Press Spring Sale
2 CD Set
by Jim Scott Orrick
Special Price: $11.95 each
(plus shipping and handling)
through March 31, 2009.
We have used Jim’s catechism CD with our elementary age daughter with great success. By simply listening to Jim’s songs, she learns the answers much more quickly and easily than before.
Dr. Don Whitney
Professor of Spiritual Formation
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Throughout history God’s people have often used music as a means to memorize and meditate upon truth. Jim Orrick has provided a most helpful resource by setting the Baptist Catechism to song. In this 2 CD collection are content rich lyrics set to singable melodies that will benefit both children and adults.
Dr. Kenneth Puls
Pastor of Music Ministries
Grace Baptist Church
Cape Coral, Florida
Visit Founders Press online.
New from Ray Rhodes
In order to hit a target, you must first be able to see the objective. The Visionary Marriage provides couples with real help by spelling out God’s plan for a husband and a wife from the Bible. This warm book combines pastoral insight and practical ideas with clear instruction from God’s Word to help your home honor God.
Pastor-Teacher Faith Bible Church of Sharpsburg, GA
co-author Tying the Knot Tighter: Because Marriage Lasts a Lifetime (with Martha Peace).
Ray Rhodes has given Christian men just the marriage primer for which we have been waiting: succinct, practical and eminently biblical. This is truly a treasury of godly wedded devotion for husbands and wives to share. Read together and be blessed.
Dr. David Bailey
Author, Speaking the Truth in Love: The Life and Legacy of Roger Nicole
Upcoming Regional Founders Conference
Founders Conference Midwest
February 24-25, 2009, at First Baptist Church, St. Peters, Missouri
Theme: “John Calvin–Pastor Theologian”
Dr. Sam Waldron, who serves as a pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY and Professor of Systematic Theology for the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, will be the keynote speaker at this conference.
Ark-La-Tek Regional Founders Conference
February 26-28, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Greenwood, LA
Theme: “Calvinism and the Great Commission”
Dr. Tom Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at this conference.
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