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Foundation Seminars

Foundation Seminars are short-term, content-driven courses designed to help you grow in a particular area of interest or need. These seminars help us comprehend the subtle intricacies and overarching truths of our God and the theology, ministry and history He has authored. Foundation Seminars are styled as lectures and discussion, with occasional reading assignments outside of class. Our vision for Foundation Seminars is to help adults acquire a comprehensive Christian education resulting in spiritual growth and service to God and others. Foundation Seminars are offered periodically. The topics below show you the types of courses we offer.

Current and Upcoming Courses

Growing in the Christian faith

Foundations Of The Faith

Foundations Of The Faith is a topical study for new Christians who want to understand the core beliefs of the Christian faith and learn how Christians strengthen their faith.


Next cycle begins September 8, 2019 
9:45AM / Room SC222 
Taught by Ron Scarborough

 Shepherds Route 66

Beginning September 3, 2019, Shepherds Seminary in conjunction with Colonial Baptist Church will launch Route 66, a verse-by-verse study of the Bible in one academic year. This in-depth overview of all 66 books will be available to all Shepherds Seminary students, the Colonial Baptist Church family, surrounding churches, and students at area colleges, and universities.  


 Classes will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3, 2019 at Colonial and will run through April 24, 2020. Route 66 meets Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 a.m. and will follow public university class schedules. No classes will be held over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Breaks. Route 66 will be offered online for those who are unable to attend classes on campus. Cost for this 240-hour program of instruction will be $300 per semester.  


Class Begins September 3, 2019
Meets Monday-Friday 6-7:30AM
Cost: $300 per semester


 Family Life

Enhancing your marriage and home life

More Than Married

More Than Married is a seminar for married couples looking to enhance a good marriage or rebuild a troubled one. This class gives you the tools you need to find the closeness you desire. You will learn how to communicate effectively; eliminate actions that destroy trust; think with truth about your life and marriage; forgive; forge honesty; practice the key elements of a successful marriage and maintain intimacy through the thick and thin of life.



 10 Weeks (Begins September 8)
5:00PM / Room FC201 
Taught by Eddie and Betsy Watkins 
and Steve and Casey Quinton 
$15.00 Per Person


 The Disciple-Making Family Workshop

Being a parent can be the most rewarding experience you can ever have. It can also be the most challenging. Learn how to overcome the obstacles in biblical parenting with The Disciple-Making Family. This quarterly seminar helps equip parents to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). Glean biblical principles that will help in every stage of the parenting process and learn how to become a Disciple-Making Family.

Saturday August 17, 2019
8 am – 9am Free Continental Breakfast (Café)
9am to Noon (Upper Room)
This is a free event.
Childcare provided for Birth-5th grade




 Church History
Understand your Christian ancestry

Fall Semester: The Reformation Dawns and Spreads

Despite the spiritual darkness of the Middle Ages and the doctrinal errors of the Roman Catholic church, the Reformation dawned and spread through the courageous efforts of faithful reformers such as Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Knox. During this 26-week study, learn about the “5 Solas” of the Reformation and hear the stories of these great heroes of the faith as we take a historical tour of the Reformation through Europe, Great Britain, and ultimately to the shores of America.

Spring Semester: The Church in the Modern Age

As the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment gain traction in Europe, the church faces new challenges that still persist today. At the same time, the Holy Spirit builds the church through the Great Awakenings and the evangelistic efforts of men like John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday, and Billy Graham. This 22-week study journeys from the 17th century to the current day and investigates the people and ideas that have shaped the modern church.



 Begins September 8, 2019
9:45AM / Choir Room 
Taught by Wayne Knowles and Rich Main

Disciple-Making: Engaging your world for Christ
 The Way Of The Master
"The Way of the Master" equips believers in a group setting to simply and confidently share the gospel with family, friends, and strangers. You will learn how to avoid the devastating pitfalls of false professions of faith. You will learn how to prove the existence of hell, both through the Scriptures and through reason. You will gain skills to deal with situations when the conversation seems to be going badly. You will discover how to recognize subtle satanic doctrines, how to refute the false theories and how to prove the existence of God.

8 Weeks (Begins September 8)
11:10AM / Room FC205 
Taught by Josh Dramis


Growth and Development
Growing as a Christian leader

Leadership Essentials
Equipping Men and Women to Lead and Teach in the Church

Leadership in the church takes many forms. In addition to pastors, elders, and deacons, there are teachers, ministry coordinators and others who have positions of influence. All of these roles are critical for the church to effectively accomplish its mission. 

For church leadership to be effective three things are required. First, the leaders must share a common vision, a set of core values, and must strive together as a team in advancing the mission of the church. Second, leaders need to be growing and developing both spiritually and in their leadership skills. Third, the existing leaders must be identifying, mentoring and training future leaders. Colonial is launching a new course to help us accomplish these things.

This leadership development course is for men and women who want to be better equipped to lead and teach in the church. This course will cover several important topics, such as:

  • A clear and concise biblical theology of New Testament leadership principles.
  • The roles and responsibilities of godly influencers.
  • The importance and implications of church leaders building their life on a biblical worldview.
  • The relationship between a leader's home and personal life, and his/her leadership role. 
  • The distinctives, vision and values of Colonial Baptist Church and how leaders help advance the mission of this local church. 


Year Two begins September 8, 2019
Sundays at 8:30AM / FC 201
Taught by a team of CBC Elders

Limited to 100 People. 


This is a 12-week course designed to help you defend the Christian faith in a skeptical and unbelieving world. This class will explore and discuss various topics and resources from Christian Apologists such as J Warner Wallace, Frank Turek, John Lennox, Ravi Zacharias and more.


Begins September 8
Sundays at11:10AM / FC203
Led by Dave Waters
Registration not required




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