flourish courses

Learn about upcoming short-term workshops offered online.

The Flourish Center collaborates with the Church Leadership Institute (CLI) to provide additional growth opportunities for leaders. The CLI is a ministry of American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky in cooperation with ABC-Greater Indianapolis along with sponsoring American Baptist Churches & Associations growing, equipping and enriching Christians for ministry in their home churches, communities and associations.

Fall 2020 CLI Courses Include:

Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Class Sessions meeting on: Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7 & Nov 21, 2020
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Teaching the Bible
Class Sessions meeting on: Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31 & Nov 14, 2020
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Short-term, focused workshops for leaders.

Flourish workshops (non-credit courses) offer great learning opportunities around key topics designed to help equip church leaders for vibrant ministry. These short-term courses are offered online and are affordable.


Introduction to the Bible (6 Mondays, Starting Sept. 21, 2020 )

Introduction to the Bible is great for Bible study leaders or anyone who wants to deepen their skill with the scriptures. The series is designed to introduce you to the Bible, its origins, its basic structure and message, and how you might use it to better inform your faith. As we study the scriptures together over the six weeks of the course, we will also invite you to a personalized Bible study project that we hope will deepen your relationship with the scriptures and perhaps teach you something about yourself.

Any Bible study is bound to raise uncomfortable challenges, and this one may be no different. We understand that the Bible is unique because it is more than a book to be read, but also a book that reads us. Our stories can be found in its pages, and God is waiting to walk with us on this journey. 

This  6 week series provides a broad introduction to the Bible. As a non-credit course, there are no tests or grades, just a course project and some readings. Each session includes a pre-recorded video providing a wealth of content, and a live Zoom session for discussion and questions.  

Topics include:

1 – Where did the Bible Come From?

2 – The Old Testament

3 – Old Testament 2

4 – The Gospels

5 – New Testament Letters

6 – Questions about the Bible

Cost:  $125 per person; $99 each for 3 or more persons from the same church.

Youth Ministry 1  (6 Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 13, 2020)

Youth ministry can make a significant difference for teens and their families. Understanding youth and planning effectively for ministry can be a challenge, especially for new youth leaders.

Leaders who are just looking to strengthen or start a youth ministry, including volunteer or paid youth leaders, can benefit from participating in this course.

Led by experienced youth ministers, including video conten as well as weekly live Zoom sessions, the course will explore topics including:

  • Introduction to Youth Ministry and discipleship
  • Developmental theory and Youth Ministry
  • Intro to programming
  • Planning and administration
  • Intro to counseling and group support
  • Working with volunteers and other personnel

Cost:  $175 per person (higher fee due to the 1 year interaction included)

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bsk & flourish

The flourish center is part of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. With campuses in Georgetown and Louisville, BSK seeks to prepare men and women sensing God’s leadership for life and ministry in faithful witness to Jesus Christ in the church and the world. The flourish center supports our commitment to the health of local congregations.

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300 College Street, Box 358
Georgetown, KY  40324

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