Explore is a three year Evangelical catechetical discipleship program for youth created by Dr. Andrew Evans (Youth Leadership Director) from Summit Pacific College. It consists of six phases: 1) God’s Grand Biblical Narrative, 2) The Lord’s Prayer, 3) The Creeds I, 4) The Creeds II, 5) The Decalogue, and 6) The Sacraments. Each phase is 4 weeks long. Because each phase builds off of the previous phase, students cannot join the program midstream. They must begin at phase one.
PHASE 1: Explore: God’s Grand Biblical Narrative (4 weeks | Fall) | Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29 (2020) *New students welcome. Register below.
Students will explore how their lives connect with God’s grand biblical narrative of creation, the fall, redemption and restoration.
PHASE 2: Explore: The Lord’s Prayer (4 weeks | Spring) | Feb. 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 7 (2020) + Apr. 11, 18, 25 & May 2 (2021)
Students explore the Lord’s Prayer and how it relates to their relationship with God.
PHASE 3: Explore: The Creeds I (4 weeks | Fall) Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28 (2021)
Students explore the creeds in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of who God is.
PHASE 4: Explore: The Creeds II (4 weeks | Spring) Dates TBA
Students continue to explore the creeds in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of who God is.
PHASE 5: Explore: The Decalogue (The Ten Commandments) (4 weeks | Fall) Sept. 13, 20, 27 & October 4 (2020)
Students explore the decalogue to help them understand that following Christ requires obedience.
PHASE 6: Explore: The Sacraments (4 weeks | Spring) Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28 (2021)
Students explore the sacraments, which include communion and baptism.