Find your place in God’s story
Not a seminary student? No problem. The Training Program is for anyone who wants to know more about God, His story and how they fit into it. You’ll learn about this by going through God’s Word—the Bible—within community, and as your knowledge of God increases, your love for Him grows. Then, you’ll know how God’s story shapes your beliefs and see how to live out His plan for reconciling and redeeming the world in your own life. Our goal in the Training Program is to train God's people so that they may be sent into the world as a disciple who worships, serves, belongs and multiplies.
Curriculum & Expectations
In the Training Program, you’ll learn to participate in God’s story through His Word. You will learn how God's story informs your beliefs and how to apply those beliefs to every sphere of your life as you are sent out as a disciple of Jesus Christ to your neighbors and the nations.
Led by pastors and staff at The Village, the Training Program is currently offered at our Flower Mound campus and Dallas Northway campus, but any person from any campus can come and learn with us. And if you are a seminary student (or hope to be one), you can receive credit toward a degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The program lasts one year, with a fall semester (August – December) and a spring semester (January – May). We realize the Training Program is a big commitment, and we ask all participants to attend each week and complete any work required outside of class time.
The Training Program is open to anyone in the church who wants to be involved. The cost of the program is $200, and applications are due by May 19.
“The Training Program has equipped me to better serve the church.”
“My love for God deepened as I got to see the Bible as this cohesive story.”
“All the stories of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, are actually one story and all point to Christ.”
“It put a real emphasis in me to invest in real, deep friendships in order to introduce people to the God of the Bible.”
The Training Program is a part of The Village Church Institute, which desires to make whole disciples who worship, serve, belong and multiply. The Institute trains and grows disciples through classes, forums and the Training Program.
Learn God’s story through His Word.
In order to understand who God is, you become more familiar with the Bible and what He has done to reconcile the world to Himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Know how that story informs your beliefs.
As you learn more about God through His Word, you also think through major biblical doctrines and how, as a result, your beliefs are shaped by them.
Apply those beliefs to every sphere of your life.
With biblical knowledge and rightly rooted beliefs, you live out God’s story in your day-to-day, becoming a more whole disciple of Jesus Christ.
Don’t feel ready to commit to the Training Program? Consider learning more about God’s Word in one of our classes.