Founders Study Center

The Founders Study Center is the online ministerial training academy of Founders Ministries. The primary goal of the Study Center is to provide resources for men in the field who are serving in the gospel ministry or pursuing the gospel ministry. The teaching offered by the Study Center reflects a commitment to the Doctrines of Grace and their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. The Study Center takes as its theological framework the first recognized confession of faith that Southern Baptists produced, The Abstract of Principles. We desire to encourage the return to and promulgation of the biblical gospel that our Southern Baptist forefathers held dear.

    Available courses

    Mentors

    Mentor Forum

    Orientation and Important Information for Mentors of the Founders Study Center. All mentors serving for spring courses should participate in Orientation.

    students

    Student Forum

    Orientation and Important Information for Students of the Founders Study Center. All students taking courses this spring should participate in Orientation.

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    C103: Pastoral Theology

    This course provides an introduction to the work of pastoral ministry by looking at its biblical foundations, theological concerns and practical responsibilities. In this course students will survey the qualifications for pastoral ministry, examine the nature of the pastoral ministry (including the call and role of a pastor), and interact with classic literature in the field of pastoral theology.

    16 sessions with audio and video lectures by Dr. Tom Ascol

    C103 Pastoral Theology Syllabus SP17.pdfC103 Pastoral Theology Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C101: Preaching and Preachers

    In this course students will have the opportunity to hear one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century share his vision of preaching. 

    16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

    C101 Preaching Syllabus SP17.pdfC101 Preaching Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C202 Evangelism and the Excellencies of God

    The glory of God is the motivation, the purpose and the goal for truly biblical evangelism. This course outlines an approach to evangelism based on that truth, providing biblical principles and practical advice for greater effectiveness in fulfilling our Lord’s commission.

    10 sessions with audio lectures by Pastor Jim Odens and Evangelist R.F. Gates

    C202 Evangelism Syllabus SP17.pdfC202 Evangelism Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C201 Worship

    True worship begins with a right understanding of God and a right view of ourselves in light of who He is and what He has revealed in His Word. This course exhorts students to keep God as the priority in worship and in the whole of life.

    10 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Bruce Leafblad

    C201 Worship Syllabus SP17.pdfC201 Worship Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C302 Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure

    Learn about the causes and cure for spiritual depression from a master physician and minister, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

    16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

    C302 Spiritual Depression Syllabus SP17.pdfC302 Spiritual Depression Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C410 Baptist Covenant Theology

    This course provides an introduction to a Reformed Baptist view of the covenants.

    10 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Fred Malone and Dr. Jim Renihan

    C410 BCT Syllabus SP17.pdfC410 BCT Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C530 Theology of the Reformers

    Study the theology of St. Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Zwingli and other men who helped bring about the Reformation.

    16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Timothy George

    C530 Theology of the Reformers Syllabus SP17.pdfC530 Theology of the Reformers Syllabus SP17.pdf

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    C560: Intro to the Puritans

    The Puritans have provided a rich and profitable heritage of doctine and devotion. They lingered long in the Word of God and sought to apply its truths to every aspect of life and worship. This course offers students a brief historical overview of the Puritans and thier value to us today. 

    10 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Mark Dever, Dr. J. I. Packer and others.

    C560 Intro to the Puritans Syllabus SP17.pdfC560 Intro to the Puritans Syllabus SP17.pdf