UNIONS — The Believers Institute For Biblical Studies will start its fall semester on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.
Information can be found at their website www.bibsonline.org or by calling Welcome Baptist Church at 864-427-3390.
Classes are held each Monday during the semester at the Welcome Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 206 Nichols Avenue, Union.
The Institute’s website states that it “was established with the idea of becoming a training center for preachers, teachers, and those interested in Christian service. This institute exists primarily for the study of the Bible. We believe that the study of God’s Word is the key to preparing our students to better serve the Lord. A credible theological education covers seven areas of study.”
Those areas of study are:
1. Theology: The Doctrine of God
2. Christology: The Doctrine of Christ
3. Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation
4. Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church
5. Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man
6. Harmartiology: The Doctrine of Sin
7. Eschatology: The Doctrine of Last Things
“Our curriculum covers all these areas as we study the books of the Bible. We are not teaching what others say or have said about these subjects, but rather we are going to the heart of the matter and allowing the Word of God to dictate these doctrines to our hearts.”
The Insitute held Commencement Exercises on June 6 with the following graduates receiving the following degrees:
Associate of Biblical Studies — David Eugene Berry
Master of Biblical Studies — Jason Scott Cudd, Nathaniel Sumner Jr., Joseph Leland Wampler Jr.
Master of Biblical Studies (Honoris Causa) — Brent Wilson DuPre
DuPre, who died in 2013 before he could accpet his degree, was awarded it posthumouslyat the June 6 ceremony. It was accepted on his behalf by his brother, Rick DuPree. His mother, Drothy Burgess Dupree, and sister-in-law, Sherr Dupree, also attended the ceremony.