Artios (2 Timothy 3:16-17) is an 18 month program with a focus on theological learning, spiritual formation and discipleship. All 3 sections together are what make up a “well-equipped man/woman for God for every good work.” Contact Nick Bergquist, Associate Pastor and Director of Artios for more information.

Definition of artios – Greek – “thorough, complete, capable, proficient, able to meet all demands.”

Types of training

The apostle Paul warned early church leaders, “the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons by means of hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron. “ (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

What does Paul mean by “the faith?” These are the foundations of what we believe as Christians. If we don’t know what the foundations of the Christian faith are, it would be very easy to entertain deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.

The Theological section of Artios solidifies the Artios student in the foundations of our Christian thought and theology. It is vital that we start here.

While the Theological section of Artios is the “head” of the program, Spiritual Formation starts to work on the “heart.” This portion links what is learned in theology to application of the individual. We will explore how God has uniquely gifted each one of us for future ministry. We ask questions that help us explore our dreams, our desires, our individual make-up, our potential hang-ups which are all part of this section.
While Theology learning is the “head” and Spiritual Formation is the “heart,” we now move into the “hands” portion of the Artios Program. This is how we put our lives into play and get to work for the Kingdom of God! The first step is learning how God uses the church to work out his plan on earth. Then we explore how God has instructed us to reach the lost world for his Glory by studying the topics of Missions, Evangelism and Discipleship.

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