1:28 Institute

What is the 1:28 Institute ?  

The 1:28 Institute is a Sunday School cirriculum that we created based off of Colossians 1:28, which says: "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ." With the goal of maturity in Christ in mind, the 1:28 Institute was designed to give our people a chance to establish a high level of Biblical literacy. The courses offered take a deeper look into the Bible, theology, and ministry. 

Why does Turner's Chapel have the 1:28 Institute? 

Our desire to "present everyone mature in Christ"  can only be met, we believe, by looking deeper into the Word of God and learning from there how we ought to live in light of His truth. We believe that a good understanding of the Bible is crucial to Christian growth and discipleship. However, maturity is more than just gaining knowledge. Growth, wisdom and transformation come from studying God's Word in community with other believers, applying it to your life, and allowing the Holy Spirit to change your life based on this knowledge. The 1:28 Institute provides a starting point to make this a reality!

Does it cost anything? 

Absolutely not! Some classes may have a textbook for purchase, which is optional. If you're going for the certificate, then you'll want to purchase the book to do the take home work and study. But you do not have to pay anything to attend any of these courses! 

Current Classes: 

    New Testament Survey I

  • The four gospels will be surveyed to get a good foundation in these key books of the New Testament. The class is a CORE course and can be taken for credit toward a Certificate in Biblical Studies or just for personal enrichment.
  • Instructor: Pastor Bruce

     Demolishing Strongholds - Answering the Bible's Challenges

  • "The Bible is full of falsehoods and contradictions..." That's what the skeptic would have you believe. Have you ever encountered this argument? It is bandied about often these days. In this class, we will seek to demolish many of these arguments by engaging in deeper biblical study. We will employ history, hermeneutics, and some light apologetics to help us arrive at truthful answers and responses to these difficult passages in Scripture. Bring your questions as well, so that we can study them together!
  • Instructor: Tom Bottoms

     Hebrews: Part 3

  • The first ten chapters of Hebrews are possibly the best Christological treatise in the New Testament as well as the most complete explanation of the signifcance of and the relationship between the Old and New Covenants, but the end of chapter 10 marks a shift in the subject matter. Chapters 1-10 expound on what Christ has achieved. Chapters 11-13 expound on Christian responsibility in the light of the example of Jesus and others. This verse by verse study will focus on Christian faith, endurance, and sacrfice, as explained in the last three chapters of Hebrews. 
  • Instructor: Shelby Owensby