PLCC BIBLE INSTITUTE

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” -Psalm 119:105

PLCC Bible Academy was created to give Bronx residents access to free high quality and theologically accurate Bible studies that challenge and affirm our knowledge about our faith. The cornerstone class of PLCC is our highly acclaimed Experiencing God class based on the “Experiencing God” book by Richard and Henry Blackaby. This class teaches adult students of all levels how to have a deeper relationship with God and is the prerequisite course for serving in ministry at PLCC. Other classes we have had are “Reason for God” by Timothy Keller, “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren and more. Each class is taught by one of our Pastors who have taught at prestigious seminaries such as Alliance Theological Seminary and Fordham University. PLCC Bible Academy is overseen by our Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Michael Carrion.

PLCC Bible Academy has two semesters, both in the fall and spring. Below is information for our current offerings. Please contact thepromisedlandcovenantchurch@yahoo.com for more information. The tuition is free (donations appreciated), books are required, and all are welcomed to attend.

Current Classes- Fall 2017
Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby
 
This revised and expanded edition of the classic best-selling course guides learners to experience the kind of relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will. Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. Churches will be helped to better function as the body of Christ as members understand how to experience God as a church. The Experiencing God course is the prerequisite for serving at PLCC. (13 sessions)
Mondays at 7pm starting (September 18th)- Late December 2017
To Register Email: connect@PLCCBronx.org
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The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper

God once declared everything in the world “very good.”
Can you imagine it?
A Vision of Hope for a Broken World
Shalom is what God declared. Shalom is what the Kingdom of God looks like. 
Shalom is when all people have enough.
It’s when families are healed.
It’s when churches, schools, and public policies protect human dignity. 
Shalom is when the image of God is recognized in every single human.
Shalom is our calling as followers of Jesus’s gospel. It is the vision God set forth in the Garden and the restoration God desires for every relationship.

What can we do to bring shalom to our nations, our communities, and our souls? Through a careful exploration of biblical text, particularly the first three chapters of Genesis, Lisa Sharon Harper shows us what “very good” can look like today, even after the Fall. Because despite our anxious minds, despite division and threats of violence, God’s vision remains: Wholeness for a hurting world. Peace for a fearful soul. Shalom.
 
Mondays at 7pm starting (September 18th)- Late December 2017
To Register Email: connect@PLCCBronx.org
Small Group Bible Study
 
New and Old Testament Bible study and life application for the entire family takes place within ministry groups. Reach out to ministry leaders directly or email connect@plccbronx.org to learn of current class offerings. 
Past Classes

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God’s purposes for putting us on earth.

The Purpose-Driven Life takes the groundbreaking message of the award-winning Purpose-Driven Church and goes deeper, applying it to the lifestyle of individual Christians. This book helps readers understand God’s incredible plan for their lives. Warren enables them to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.

Reason for God by Timothy Keller
 
How could a loving God send people to hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Responding to the questions of open skeptics and ardent believers, Keller draws from literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.