The Emmaus Institute is deeply committed to equipping our church to follow Jesus and make disciples faithfully. As part of this aim, we offer regular equipping classes as teaching environments on a variety of relevant biblical content.
Typically, classes are offered in-person during our summer and winter breaks from Missional Community Groups. This year, we are excited to be launching our first ever video-based classes.
Explore upcoming classes and engage with past content below.
Join us for a brand new YouTube-based class calledTheology Explored where we explore answers to some of the biggest questions about God. Here is a glimpse of the first set of questions we will be tackling this Spring.
Episode 1 - Should I Trust the Bible? (Bibliology) Now Available!
Episode 2 - Is Jesus Really God? (Christology) Now Available!
Episode 3 - Who is the Holy Spirit? (Pneumatology) Now Available!
Episode 4 - Why Does Church Membership Matter? (Ecclesiology) Now Available!
Episode 5 - How Do I Get to Heaven? (Soteriology) Now Available!
Episode 6 - Will There Be A Rapture? (Eschatolology) Now Available!
NEW! 10ish Minutes of Truth
In an age of deep cultural confusion from a society that has largely abandoned objective truth, people everywhere are searching for real answers to big questions on some incredibly complex issues.
10ish Minutes of Truth is an ongoing ministry of Emmaus Church where Pastor Anson tackles complex and controversial issues with answers from the Bible. Explore our first few series below or checkout all our videos on YouTube. Additional series covering more topics coming soon!
Dealing with Anxiety in Unprecedented Times
In the chaos of a global pandemic, we have all been witnesses to an incredible increase in societal anxiety as well. What exactly is anxiety? How can I tell if I’m anxious? What are the signs? In this three-part class by Dr. Robbie Sherrill, we explore the foundations and biblical solutions to anxiety for followers of Jesus.
Class led by Dr. Robbie Sherrill in April 2020. Video recording available.Check it out!
Habits for Personal Spiritual Growth
Jesus tells us that to be his disciple, we are to commit our lives to following after him. How do we do this? Where do we start? This class explores the practical habits of spiritual growth that the Bible beckons us to practice as we seek maturity in our lives with Christ.
Class led by Pastor Travis in January 2020. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
Cultivating Passion for Jesus in your Home
In an age of distraction and hurry, what does it look like to foster true spiritual health in our own hearts and in our homes? This class digs into the theological and practical principles for cultivating vibrancy with God in our own lives, in our spouses, and in our children.
Class led by Pastor Brian in January 2020. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
Foundations of Marriage
Returning to God's Design
This class offers an overview of the Bible's model of marriage with practical guidance for implementing scriptural principles. We will examine three foundational pillars of healthy Christian marriages using illustrations and a little humor gained over 30+ years of our own experience.
Class led by Bill & Leslie Burke in January 2020. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
The Bridge Class
Discipling Your Kids at Home
What can you do as a parent to MOST HIGHLY influence your child to become a spiritually healthy adult?How do you know if what you are CURRENTLY doing is going to make a difference in your child’s spiritual growth? Join us as we explore these questions in pursuit of healthy discipleship strategies with our children.
Class led by Jessie White in Sept 2019. Audio recording available.Check it out!
Gospel Centered Discipleship
Becoming Disciple-Making Disciples
As he prepared to return to the Father, Jesus left his disciples with a sacred mission that would define his church through the ages - "Go and make disciples." What does this look like in our modern age? How can we be faithful to this mission? Join us as we explore all this and more!
Class led by Pastor Brian and Bo Bray in June 2019. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
How the Whole Bible Comes Together
The Bible is comprised of 66 books written by 35+ authors over the course of 1500+ years. And yet, as we examine it, we see the many stories weaving together into one glorious storyline. Join us as we journey through the entire Bible, examining the threads that bring it all together!
Class led by Rick Evans in June 2019. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
Worship in Spirit & Truth
Moving from Consumer to Worshipper
Corporate worship is a vital and rich spiritual discipline for the saints. Scripture calls us to not just be consumers of worship but engaged participants as we adore the King of Kinds! Join us as we explore the biblical foundations and history of corporate worship that beckon us off the sidelines into the ongoing worship of God!
Class led by Ben and Lana Toler in June 2019. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
Foundations of the Faith
As the early church expanded and multiplied, it became quickly essential for them to define the core doctrines of the Christian faith to combat heresy and false teachers. What they created and left us with are the creeds, beautiful statements that form strong foundations of our faith. Join us as we explore them together!
Class led by Rick Evans in October 2018. Audio recordings available.Check it out!
LGBT & the Gospel
Enduring Faithfulness in a Changing Culture
As our culture continues to redefine human sexuality in an ever-changing set of definitions, how can we live as faithful follower of Jesus committed to the scriptures? In this class, we explore what the scriptures say about these issues and how to follow Jesus faithfully in the midst of them.
Class led by Pastor Anson in August 2016. Audio recording available.Check it out!