We offer courses and group learning cohorts both for inside and outside the church with the express goal of developing church leaders. Our goal is to develop relationally healthy, biblical leaders in Jesus' Church and churches.
Depending on the class or cohort, it may focus more on either the heart, head, or hands. However, even though we recognize these distinctions, we understand the human person as a unified whole. Thus, the whole person perceives. The whole person contemplates. The whole person feels. The whole person interprets. The whole person decides. The whole person acts.
When we speak about the pursuit of spiritual maturity we have in mind Spirit-wrought growth of the whole person. Christ formed in the whole person. That framework of the human personality should also carry over in the way we think about and carry out the development of leaders. Discipleship of leaders rightly understood is Christ formed and supremely reigning in the mind, heart and body.
Developing the Heart
Our goal is to not only teach, listen and learn but to process how those things connect and effect our inner person on a deep heart level.
Developing the Head
Our goal is for the mind to be cognitively engaged and challenged to think high thoughts in accordance with who God is and what He has told us.
Developing the Hands
Our goal is for the posture of the heart and the assent of the head to flow out in intentional action as we live out the truths of the Gospel in our city.
THEO 101: Christian Beliefs
An eight-week course covering a range of beliefs essential to the Christian faith. Topics include: the existence of God, the truth of the Bible, the nature of human beings, the person and work of Jesus, salvation, the Church and our mission in San Diego. This class is necessary for membership in The Resolved Church.
THEO 102: Christian Living
An eight-week cohort learning course covering a range of practices essential to the Christian life. Topics include: giving, community, serving, worship, personal stories, the spiritual disciplines, missional living and caring for the soul. This class is necessary for leadership in The Resolved Church.
THEO 111: Theology of Marriage
An eight-week course addressing the covenant of marriage. Topics include: the foundation of marriage in the Gospel, roles in marriage (complementarianism), Christian hedonism (happiness) in marriage, sin in marriage, finances in marriage, children in marriage, sex in marriage, and mentors in marriage. This course is for those considering marriage or those needing to grow in their marriage. If you are interested in receiving marital and/or pre-marital counseling please email.
THEO 121: Theology of Finances
A four-week finance class taught by our Deacon of Finances, Carson Kvaternik. In this course, you will learn what the Bible says about money and godly stewardship of our resources as well as basic financial practices such as building a budget and strategies for saving.
THEO 201: Missional Living
An eight-week cohort learning course covering the Great Commission and living as a Christian in a non-Christian world. Participants will read Friend of Sinners by Harvey Turner and work on various discipleship projects.
THEO 251: Systematic Theology
In this eight-week group learning cohort, we read portions of a number different books and address the existence of God, the inerrancy of the Bible, Christology, soteriology, election, divine sovereignty, the grace we have received from God, and more. Each week a different student leads a discussion on what we read and how it is playing out in the processes and work of our head, heart, and hands.
THEO 252: Anthropology
In this eight-week group learning cohort, we read portions of a number different books and address manhood, womanhood, sexual identity, complementarianism, parenting, and more. Each week a different student leads a discussion on what we read and how it is playing out in the processes and work of our head, heart, and hands.
THEO 253: Soteriology
In this eight-week leadership development group learning cohort, we read portions of a number different books and address the nature of the Gospel in relation to the cross, human rebellion, idolatry and every day living. Each week a different student leads a discussion on what we read and how it is playing out in the processes and work of our head, heart, and hands.
THEO 254: Ecclesiology
In this eight-week group learning cohort, we read portions of a number different books and address the Church, church offices, counseling, mission, and more. Each week a different student leads a discussion on what we read and how it is playing out in the processes and work of our head, heart, and hands.
THEO 300: Church History
An eight-week course through Church history from the time of Jesus to today. You will learn about key figures, events, and the development of doctrines throughout time and how all of it impacts the church today
THEO 310: World Religions
An eight-week course addressing the scriptures and beliefs of eight of the world’s major religions including Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism. In addition, this course takes an in depth look at the belief of religious pluralism (the idea that all religions teach basically the same thing and are equal paths to god). You will walk away from this course with a better understanding of the world’s beliefs and what the gospel of Christianity has to say in connection to them.
THEO 320: Church Planting
An eight-week course designed to provide education on who should be a part of a plant and what it takes to plant. Course covers topics such as: why plant, contextualization, the uniqueness of a church plant, the importance of planting with support, membership, mission, the roles of the lead planter and a co-planting team and strategies for planting.
THEO 330: Bibliology: How to Read & Enjoy the Bible
An eight-week course addressing the discipline of Bible interpretation. Topics include: rules of interpretation, aberrant theories, the historical grammatical principle, genre analysis, textual analysis, determining historical/cultural backgrounds and it’s significance, the proper place of word studies and how to see everything in the Bible as connected to Christ. You will walk away from this course with a much richer understanding of the Bible and the tools to know how to study it on your own better.
THEO 340: Greek I
A year-long course teaching Koine Greek, the language the New Testament was written in. After the first year the student will be able to translate passages of 1 John directly out a Greek text.
THEO 400: Preaching Practicum
The goal and design of this course is to both develop new preachers and help current preachers get better at their craft. The first session is an overview of healthy homiletics. Every other session involves giving a 30 minute sermon followed by a 30 minute class critique.
THEO 401: Pastoral Residency
To prepare a man who has been called by Jesus to be a pastor in a local visible expression of His church. This preparation includes both experiential and intellectual training. As demonstrated by Jesus’ twelve disciples and the apostle Paul, who each spent three years in preparation, we believe the calling to pastor a church necessitates this type of commitment in order to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling” received (Ephesians 4:1).
THEO 402: Church Planter Residency
To prepare a man who has been called by Jesus to lead start a new local visible expression of His church. This preparation involves assessment and coaching as well as theological, pastoral and planting development so that a planter might be sent out of The Resolved Church fully equipped and ready to lead a plant.