Theological Education for the Church.

The Institute at FBC Heath

How the Institute Works

The Classes

The Institute offers core classes and elective classes. The Core Classes are "Systematic Theology", "New Testament Survey", "Old Testament Survey", "Hermeneutics", "Biblical Theology", and "Personal Evangelism and Discipleship." Elective classes cover various other bible and theology topics. 

Class Work

Each class will have an assigned textbook that goes along with the weekly lectures. Class homework would consist of reading a part of the book each week and being ready to discuss it in class. There are no quizzes or tests in The Institute. 

Class Structure

Classes are lecture based and ten weeks in length. Classes will meet on Sunday Mornings at 9:30am and on Wednesday Nights starting in the fall. Every student will receive a notebook binder for class notes. All Institute classes are offered at no charge. 

Certification Completion 

After completing the 6 Core Classes and 4 Elective Classes the student will receive a Certification of Bible and Theology. Class credits are based on completion and participation, there are no grades given for classes. 

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

- Romans 12:1

"God and God alone is man's highest good."

- Herman Bavinck

"The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

- 1 Timothy 1:5

Classes Currently Offered

Every ten weeks new Institute Classes are offered. Classes meet on Sunday's at 9:30am and on Wednesday Evenings starting this Fall. Classes are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Check out what classes are currently offered and get started on deepening your understanding of the Scriptures. 

Meet the team.

Dave Welsch

B.A., M.DIV
Pastor Dave is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. He is passionate about helping people know and understand the Bible.

Rob Hare

B.A., M.DIV
Rob is passionate about making disciples and missions. He is a licensed counselor and excels at helping people apply the Bible to their daily lives .

Bryan Shuler

B.A., M.A
Bryan is currently completing a Ph.D in Theology. He loves helping people understand theology and why we believe what we believe. 

Dr. Eric Chico

M.Div
Dr. Chico is a medical doctor and Apologist. He speaks on apologetics at conferences and churches. He is also a talented magician, using magic to teach about worldview and apologetics.