This eight-week course seeks to organize Christian theology in a systematic way, drawing from the whole of Scripture. Systematic theology will begin by placing a simple order across the landscape of theology and drawing out definitions, beliefs, and doctrine for living the Christian life; through that ongoing practice, this course will help you understand yourself, the world, and those around you better. Learn to interpret Scripture within Scripture's own context and redemptive development. As God reveals His plan and message over the scope of the canon, we see more and more the full intent and message of Scripture, especially as it culminates in Jesus.
- To provide the student with practical tools for understanding the Christian faith and its creator God.
- To provide the student with an opportunity to grow in their understanding of their personal beliefs about the Christian faith.
- To provide practical tools and a simple way for the student to work through the doctrines of the Christian faith, and to become intimately familiar with the scope of theology.
- To provide a structure that helps students formulate definitions, biblical proofs, and specific applications for each doctrine.
Pastor Glen Prior
Glen Prior loves the church and lives out his personal call to exalt the name of Jesus, equip the saints for service, and expand the Kingdom of God within the Free Methodist Church. A graduate of Azusa Pacific Seminary (M.Div), Glen is committed to building Christ-centered sustainable ministries beginning with the whole-formation of leaders through education, discipleship, and reflection and extending out to the best practices of leadership within the church. Since 1994, he has served executive ministry roles within the Free Methodist Church. He has twice filled the role of Executive Pastor, served as the Director of Business and Ministry Development for the FMC Southern California and in 2015 was appointed acting Superintendent over a conference of churches in Arizona and New Mexico. Most recently, in 2018, Glen was also elected to the Superintendent Team of the FMC Southern California Conference to lead a group of churches in fulfilling the mission of the church to Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples.
Glen is husband to Koni and in 2019 they celebrated 30 years of marriage. Together they have two daughters and the family loves to play music, lead worship, and enjoy the company of friends. It is a privilege and honor to be given the opportunity to serve the church of Jesus Christ and shepherd the people of God.