The Morningview Institute of Theology is a lay-theological institute that meets Sunday evenings from 5:00 pm until 6:15 pm during the school year. It offers ten week courses on the Bible, formal theology, church history, and practical Christian ministry and life. Students who complete six courses from each of the three M.I.T. circles depicted below (for a total of eighteen courses) will be given a lay-theological training certificate. We invite you to join us as we study!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose M.I.T.?:
M.I.T. exists to train believers in biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology for the purpose of equipping them to live faithfully before God and others in every sphere of life (individual, home, church, school, work, and public).
- What is M.I.T.?
M.I.T. is our adult discipleship ministry. After completing a total of 18 courses, 6 from each of the three categories, including (1) the theology core, (2) biblical and historical foundations, and (3) life and ministry applications, students will receive a certificate of lay theological training.
- Who can participate?
Anyone from senior high to senior adult is welcome to participate.
- When is it offered?
Three quarters of the year (fall, winter, spring) on Sunday nights from 5:00 until 6:15 pm. Each quarter lasts ten weeks.
- What is expected of me?
Faithful attendance. In order to receive credit for a course, you may not miss more than 3 classes per quarter. You are also expected to complete weekly assignments, come to class with an eagerness to study God’s Word, and become more Christ-like in your everyday walk.
- Is there a cost?
Not for the course itself, just for the textbook.
- Where do I purchase my book?
Books will be sold through our Aletheia center, but they may also be purchased at local Christian bookstores or via the internet.
- Is registration required?
Yes. In order to participate in the course, you must pre-register. This helps us to select classrooms appropriate to class size. Please pre-register!
- How do I register?
Prior to each quarter of M.I.T., there will be an insert in the Sunday morning bulletin describing the courses and providing an opportunity to register. Just complete and return the insert form to the church or call the church office.
March 17 – May 19
Sunday Evenings 5:00 to 6:15 pm
Ladies Study: Prayer (300)
Instructor: Barbara Reese • Room: 331
Text: Alone with God by John MacArthur ($10.00)
Description: The Scriptures teach that spending time with God is essential to an intimate, growing relationship with Him. But many Christians struggle to make prayer a regular, dedicated part of their lives. This ladies study on prayer will provide a context of fellowship and accountability for those who want to grow in prayerful communion with Christ.
Spiritual Depression (300)
Instructors: Tom Hicks and Greg Graham • Room: 321
Text: Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones ($12.00)
Description: This class is not really about depression; rather, it is about how to have more joy in Christ. All Christians have fears, worries, and sorrows that distract them from Christ. Lloyd-Jones’ book is a unparalleled classic of biblical Christianity that pastorally, wisely, and biblically diagnoses the causes and cures of joylessness in Christ. If you want to grow in your joy in Christ, then this is the class for you. Lloyd-Jones will become your friend in the gospel.
The Consequences of Ideas (200)
Instructor: Rick Quave • Room: 329
Text: The Consequences of Ideas by RC Sproul ($10.00)
Description: Whether or not we recognize it, our American culture is the consequences of ideas. Philosophy, or ideas about basic truth, has shaped of our society into its present form. Wise Christians will try to understand these ideas to influence it with the gospel. RC Sproul is the one of the greatest and clearest Christian philosophers of our day, and his study will form your mind, help you to identify error, and to engage our culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What is Calvinism? (200)
Instructor: Shawn Merithew • Room: 330
Text: The Five Points of Calvinism by Edwin Palmer ($11.00)
Description: Christians are often confused by the term “Calvinism.” But the word is simply an historical category that identifies basic biblical teaching about salvation. Edwin Palmer’s book is one of the most concise and biblical treatments of the topic. This class will clearly explain what the Bible teaches about salvation and provide a format to answer any questions you may have about it. If you would like to understand Calvinism clearly, this class will help.