St. James Institute
Spiritual Growth Pathways
Knowing the Word
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
The courses in this pathway help to develop a stronger knowledge of the Bible, church doctrines, and the foundation of the Christian faith. It is best suited for new Christians and those who want to know the Word for themselves.
Communing with the Father
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. – John 10:27
The courses in this pathway help to develop a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. It is best suited for growing Christians and those who need to strengthen their bond with Him.
Serving in the Kingdom
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ – Matthew 25:21
The courses in this pathway help to understand how to be a servant worker in the kingdom. It is best suited for all Christians.
Living in Community
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. – Romans 12:4-5
The courses in this pathway help to live peaceably with our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is best suited for all Christians.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20
The courses in this pathway help in the preparation for witnessing to others who may not know Christ. It is best suited for seasoned Christians and those who wish to be fishers of men.
The courses in this pathway help to handle the situational challenges that arise in the course of life. It is best suited for all Christians and those who need to a periodic pause.
Life Skills Pathway
The courses in this pathway help to develop skills necessary to function in this ever-changing world. It is best suited for all Christians.
The courses in this pathway help to prepare individuals who wish to teach or lead. It is best suited for all Christians who desire to serve.
Spiritual Growth Pathways allow for a systematic process for ensuring the students are being offered an opportunity to grow, develop, and mature in their Christian walk.
Other pathways help fulfill the needs in other areas of our lives.
- Life Skills Pathway
- Self-Care Pathway
- Teacher/Leader Training
Teachers instruct others and instill doctrine
Facilitators help understand objectives without taking a particular position
Co-Learners engage in study to learn together
Floaters, Teaching Assistants, and Administrators serve as support
Christian Education Workshops are quarterly training and information gathering sessions for teachers, facilitators, co-learners, potential leaders, floaters, teaching assistants, and administrators.
The workshops are best suited for anyone who wishes to fill any of these roles.