We think growing is better


Growing People in the Gospel, empowered by the Holy Spirit, is our passion. It is our desire to make growing as a follower of Jesus exciting in an interactive small group or classroom setting. We believe someone who follows Jesus, who grows in Christ, has a life marked by three distinctions:

  • A personal hunger to be led more by Jesus.
  • An evident passion to lead more like Jesus.
  • A outward-focued lifestyle that leads more to Jesus

To that end we desire to equip you by connecting you to Jesus, His gospel, and one another to bring renewal to the city in which you live.

We do this by offering Bible School Classes, Connection/Growth Groups, and Internships focused around intentional discipleship. LifeTRAINING isn’t reserved for the “spiritual elite.” It’s for everyone: stay-at-home mothers, group leaders, business-people, teachers, singles and anyone who wants to grow in following Jesus.

Most courses or groups run six to ten weeks in length and cost varies per course but the average range is $25.00-$50.00.



Ottawa School of the Bible (LifeTRAINING)


TERM 1: SEPT. 6 TO OCT. 11, 2016

YEAR ONE: The Beginning

A systematic study of the first five books of the Bible. The book of Genesis, the book of beginnings, is especially emphasized. The student will study the five books of Moses – The Law or Torah.

YEAR TWO: Eschatology (Study of End Times)
This course will help the student understand the Biblical doctrine of the end times as well as a systematic review of the different views concerning the key world events.

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.

TERM 2: OCT. 18 TO NOV. 22, 2016

YEAR ONE: The History
A systematic overview of the first twelve historical books of the Bible – from Joshua to Esther.

YEAR TWO: Holy Spirit
A detailed study of the role, purpose and power of the Holy Spirit both doctrinally and practically in the life of the believer.

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.


TERM 3: NOV. 29 TO JAN. 17, 2017

YEAR ONE: God Still Speaks (Major & Minor Prophets)
So important is prophecy in God’s Word that it occupies one third of the entire Bible. God reveals His ongoing plans for the prophet’s own time, for coming events and for eternal principles of right and wrong.

YEAR TWO: Soteriology
This course is designed to take a closer look at God’s plan of salvation through the Old and New Testament Scriptures. A review of doctrinal positions and eternal security are reviewed.

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.

TERM 4: JAN. 24 TO FEB. 28, 2017

YEAR ONE: Four Gospels
This course will study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as described in the Four Gospels and His ongoing ministry through the establishing of the church.

YEAR TWO: Genuine Faith
This course is broken into two segments. The first hour is a systematic review of the Book of Hebrews and the second hour is a thorough understanding on the importance of faith for the believer.

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.

TERM 5: MAR. 7 TO APR. 11, 2017

YEAR ONE: The Book of Acts
This course will systematically study the Book of Acts to discover the principles of how we are to live out our Christian life.

A systematic review of the various ways to study God’s Word and apply it to assist in developing consistent study habits.

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.

Term 6: APR. 18 TO MAY 23, 2017

YEAR ONE: Growing with Jesus & Others (Epistles)
The student will study the various letters that were written to individuals and churches and will discover the motivating messages of the authors’ lives and how to apply these truths to today’s situations.

YEAR TWO: Contagious Christianity
An evangelism training course designed to be a practical overview of the ministry of evangelism and leading people to become Christians. The goal is to help believers fulfill the mandate of 2 Timothy 4:5: “Do the work of an evangelist and fulfill your ministry.”

Note: Some courses require the purchase of an additional text book.



Completion of Year One: Biblical Studies Certificate (A total of six courses plus one self-study elective are required to receive a Biblical Studies Certificate)

Completion of Year Two: Biblical Doctrine Diploma (Completion of Year One plus six Year Two courses, plus two self-study electives are required to receive a Doctrinal Studies Diploma)

Completion of Growth Courses: Leadership Diploma dependent upon written essays on each course.