Intro to Christian Theology


Good theology is vital to the life and health of the church.  Theology helps us answer questions like, ‘What is God like?’ ‘How does God speak to us?’ ‘Why did God create the world?’  ‘What does it mean to be human?’ ‘What’s wrong in the world?’ ‘Who is Jesus Christ and what did he do for us?’ ‘What is the good news of the gospel?’  ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’ ‘What is a church?’ ‘How will God’s story end?’  This course will introduce you to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith affirmed in the Cru Statement of Faith.  Not only will you gain a deeper understanding of these doctrines but you will also discover how these doctrines should practically shape our lives and ministries.


Have a greater appreciation for and excitement about theology and its practical value for ministry.

Cultivate a deeper faith in God and confidence in the promises of God’s Word.

Gain a greater grasp of and confidence in the gospel of salvation.

Apply insights from the study of theology to your own ministry of winning, building and sending.

Research biblically and theologically a selected attribute of God.

Demonstrate a comprehension of major viewpoints, differences, and conflicts that exist in several doctrinal areas.

Develop a deeper understanding of and commitment to the Cru Statement of Faith.

Be better prepared to engage your culture in gospel ministry by discovering what various people think about doctrinal issues.


“This course brought me to worship God in sweet ways.”  

“The inerrancy section really encouraged me to approach the Bible with confidence.”

“I really learned a lot and this class has helped me know what I believe on a conviction level. I feel more able to explain my faith.”