Theology Matters

Truth Taught by Women for Women

theology matters

Class will meet Wednesdays, twice per month, 7-8:45pm
Begins September 28
Rooms A209-211

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The study of theology must never become an end in itself. The goal of sound doctrine is never to produce people who have full heads but empty hearts and barren lives… Instead, the knowledge of God and His truth is intended to lead us to know and worship him. The teaching of Scripture is given to ignite our hearts with devotion for God and to propel us to live for him. In short, robust theology must produce vibrant doxology.
--Steven J. Lawson

Fall 2022 Class Dates:

September 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 30
December 7

Course Description:

Truth. How do we discover it? How do we understand it? How do we apply it?

These foundational questions of life can be answered in the pages of God’s Word – the Bible. Through the systematic, guided study of scripture, this course seeks to equip women with a growing understanding of truth through knowing the God of all truth.

Using the Bible as our primary text, we will study ten categories of theology--Bibliology, Theology (Proper), Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Angelology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology--through a combination of targeted reading assignments, homework questions, doctrinal instruction, in-class exercises, and class discussion. Our goal is to understand and be able to articulate scripture’s revelation of historical, objective, and rational truth, to grow deep in the knowledge and worship of our Lord, and to love and encourage one another in the body of Christ.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course the student will be able to:

  1. understand and apply fundamental bible study methodologies
  2. exegete and explain select scripture passages
  3. apply hermeneutic rules and principles to scripture texts
  4. understand and correctly use select theological terms
  5. explain biblical doctrines using appropriate scripture passages
  6. apply doctrinal truth to personal Bible study, worship, fellowship in the body of Christ, and opportunities for evangelism
  7. grow in appreciation for the beauty and wisdom of God’s Word

Textbooks:
The Bible (we suggest a literal translation such as the ESV, NASB, or others)
The Essential Scripture: A Handbook of the Biblical Texts for Key Doctrines by Kevin Zuber (provided)

Prerequisite reading:
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

Recommended reading and resources:
Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
Fundamentals of the Faith by John MacArthur
IBC Statement of Faith
Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Systematic Theology by John MacArthur
Songs of Immanuel hymnal

Course resources:
Course Binder, homework questions, lesson handouts, sermon links, links to online biblical research articles, PowerPoint files, Glossary of Theological Terms, others as needed

Instructors:

Wendy Blackwell, Marty Crabtree, & Laura Corombos

Cost:

$40 new students
$20 returning students

Childcare:

Cost: $35 per child per semester

All children must be registered online prior to attending. Scholarships are available. For more information contact Jenny Britton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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LOCATION

6911 Braddock Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

CONTACT

M-F: 8-5pm
703.941.4124
info@ibc.church

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