These growth groups are short-term, content-driven courses designed to help you grow in a particular area of interest or need. Our vision for Foundation Seminars is to help adults acquire a comprehensive Christian education resulting in spiritual growth and service to God and others. 

CONNECT    •    GROW    •    BELONG

Build a Strong Foundation for Your Faith!

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. Check out our various ongoing and upcoming courses below.


Growing in the Christian Faith

Foundations of the Faith | 11:00 am

Location: FC207
Leader: Ron Scarborough

Foundations of The Faith is a six-week topical study for new Christians who want to understand the core beliefs of the Christian faith and learn how Christians strengthen their faith. This class will also help those who are curious about Christianity and want to know what Christians believe.

You’ll examine topics such as:

  • What is eternal life?
  • Can I know for certain that God has saved me?
  • Is the Bible really true, and must I obey it?
  • How can I grow in my faith and become more like Jesus?
Shepherds Route 66 | Mon-Fri, 6:00-7:45 am

Location: STS
Cost: $300 per semester
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Shepherds Seminary in conjunction with The Shepherd’s Church offers 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 Shepherd’s Church family, surrounding churches, and students at area colleges, and universities.

Route 66 meets September through April, following the school calendar. 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.

Marriage & Family

Enhancing Your Marriage & Family Life

The Wholehearted Marriage | Sundays, 5:00 pm

Location: FC201

With your busy lifestyle, do you recognize the important role your heart plays in life and in your marriage? You need to pay attention to your heart, understand it, value it, take care of it, and use it. Wholeheartedly engage your marriage. You are worth it. Your spouse is worth it. Your marriage deserves it.

Whether you’re looking to enhance a good marriage or restore a troubled one, this class will equip you with the concepts and tools to experience the abundant life and marriage that God desires.


  • 8 Weeks (Begins September 12)
  • Sundays at 5:00pm / Room FC201
  • Taught by Steve Quinton and Eddie Watkins
  • No cost, but we do ask that you register.