Theological Training

Our classes exists to train and equip Christians within Toronto to understand and to live out their faith in Toronto by delivering biblical, theological, historical, and practical education and training. 

The training includes weekly catechism classes, quarterly membership classes, and biannual preparation for marriage classes. In addition, we have elective classes that meet a few times a year to study a specific biblical theme. We endeavor to provide a balance of study opportunities between Old and New Testament books and themes.


Catechism Classes

Grace Toronto Church Downtown holds weekly Sunday morning catechism classes, from 9:45-10:15 am. All ages are welcome to attend and participate! Click here to learn more about New City Catechism. Contact Lyndon Jost to receive weekly reminders. 
 

Adult Bible School

The Grace Centre will be offering a series of classes this year.
Our classes include the following:

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Contact Howard McPhee for more information.

A Survey of the Old Testament

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The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. Grace Toronto Church has invited Dr. Mark Futato of Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando to lead us through an accelerated survey of the Old Testament. All leaders are highly encouraged to attend.

May 4-5, 2018

Seeing your personal story as part of this larger story is key to grasping the significance of your life and ministry. As you grow in your understanding of the Old Testament, you will grow in your knowledge of Christ and in your likeness to him. We invite you into the exploration!

     

    Sessions

    Session 1: Seeing Yourself in the Garden of Eden
    Discover that ancient places like the Garden of Eden, the Temple, and the Holy Land are not dusty relics from the past but are vibrant pictures of your life in Christ.

    Session 2: Explaining the Old Testament in Under 2 Minutes
    Grasp the big picture of the entire Old Testament and learn how to explain it to others in under two minutes.

    Session 3: Running through the Law, the Prophets, & the Writings
    Take a fast-paced trip through the entire Old Testament to deepen your understanding of how these books teach you how to live the abundant life that Jesus came to give.

    What you can expect to learn:

    • How to read and understand books the Old Testament and the Old Testament as a whole.
    • How to live in freedom and integrity in your relationships with God and others through the reflecting on the messages found in books of the Old Testament.
    • How to find encouragement and hope in the pages of the Old Testament.
    • How to use the Old Testament in your own life and your ministry.

    If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Joe Choi (joe@gracetoronto.ca)


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    ABout the Speaker

    Dr. Mark Futato joined RTS Orlando in 1999 and serves as the Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament. He teaches core classes on Hebrew and Old Testament books. Dr. Futato served as Academic Dean of RTS Orlando from 2004 to 2012. 

    Dr. Futato's research interests include biblical Hebrew, the Book of Psalms and the role that elements of creation such as climate and geography play in scripture. Dr. Futato has published multiple books on the Psalms as well as an introduction to biblical Hebrew. He is currently finishing a commentary on Jonah. Dr. Futato served on the translation team for the Book of Psalms in the New Living Translation, contributed study notes for The ESV Study Bible and The Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, and contributed to the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.

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    Course HIghlights

    Dr. Futato's talks will explore the following topics: Israel’s background, Israel’s Bible, Israel’s Law, Israel’s prophets, and Israel’s writings. If you would like to do some prior reading before the conference, our speaker recommends Old Testament Today: A Journey from Ancient Context to Contemporary Relevance. 2nd ed.

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    Family-Friendly

    On May 5, childcare will be provided for children 1-3 years olds, and children's programming will be available for students K-Gr 5. Activities will revolve around the theme of Session 2. Children will break for lunch with their families. RSVP through the conference registration.