Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
Join The Movement

Making the Bible and Theology Accessible For Missions

 

Sundays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

 

Semester 1

October 4 – December 13

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Semester 2

January 17 – May 16

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Cost: $40, includes books and materials.

Registration is OPEN NOW and ends on October 1, 2020.

 

Please use the form below to register.

The Mission Academy is a one-year mission training program that immerses participants in the Bible. The program’s curriculum seeks to equip believers in four areas of discipleship—Biblical Theology, Christian doctrine, Worship, and Mission Practice. By weaving together these four elements into a holistic approach to discipleship, men and women have the opportunity to grow in their love for God, Scripture and His mission. The class meets once a week over a traditional academic calendar (nine months) and class sessions are comprised of lecture, cohort discussion, and formation exercises.

 

During the program, we’ll spend a significant amount of time in Scripture examining the God who came to establish His kingdom. We will also study the doctrines believers have held to throughout the history of the church and we will consider together how these convictions lead us into a life of worship and mission.

Academy Objectives

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

 

The most fundamental and important claim in Christian theology is that God has made Himself known in Scripture. We’ll spend a year working through the unfolding plan of God revealed in Scripture to come to a greater understanding of who God is and what He has done to reconcile the world to Himself in Jesus Christ. This will help us to see the unity and interwovenness of Scripture, and how the whole story helps us understand particular stories and events. Additionally, we will see how the Christian story is fundamentally different from any other story our culture tells and we will consider how disciples of Jesus are called to live into the Christian story.

 

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

 

All Christian belief and theology is rooted in what is revealed in Scripture. As the curriculum moves through the Bible, significant time will be spent teaching and articulating the major doctrines of the Christian faith and we will see that doctrine, insofar as it is rooted in the Christian Story, is foundational for all disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

WORSHIP AND MISSION PRACTICE

 

A major component of the Training Program is considering how our Christian convictions and believes function to shape and form us into the kind of people who live in the world according to the way of Jesus Christ. We hope to form people into servants, worshipers, disciple-makers who are fluent in the Gospel.

Academy Outcomes

Our participants will be encouraged to formulate and develop their thinking about Doctrine and Christian Formation through lectures, cohort discussions, reading, writing, and formation exercises. The Mission Academy aims to help each student meet the following goals throughout the course. Each student will:

 

  1. Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Worshiper

 

  • Gain an overview and understanding of the Bible through major biblical events and covenantal history.
  • Gain an overview and understanding of Christian doctrine.
  • Recognize that they are not merely consumers of theology, but as disciples of Jesus, they are doers of theology.
  • Become familiar with the key biblical passages relating to biblical events, covenants, and major Christian doctrine.

 

  1. Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Servant

 

  • Be commissioned into the church and the world in order to serve the church and culture through making disciples.
  • Grow in Godliness and in the likeness of Jesus Christ
  • Grow in appreciation for the centrality of the local church.

 

  1. Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Disciple Maker

 

  • Become aware of how biblical and systematic theology function to shape and form their spiritual lives.
  • Gain an appreciation for the multiplicative and missional dimensions of Christian discipleship.
  • Learn how to communicate and articulate biblical and theological truths to others.
Seminars and Events

Christ and The Nations

 

When: November 6, 2020 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Idlewild Baptist Church | TBD
Who: TBD

 

The Missionary Call & the Missionary Urgency

 

When: March 5, 2020 6:3-9:00pm
Where: Idlewild Baptist Church | TBD
Who: TBD

Academy Requirements

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 

1. CHARITY:

The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1, writes that “If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” We can speak with human eloquence and have knowledge, but if we do not love we are nothing. Similarly, John wrote anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:7). Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to be marked by their love for God and their love for others. As we grow in our knowledge of God, we will walk in a manner that is worthy of the Lord (Col 1:9- 10). As we do theology in community, and we learn together, it is expected that participants will demonstrate a posture of love and humility towards God and one another. A charitable spirit is required of all participants.

 

2. ATTENDANCE:

Attendance at class sessions and seminars is required. Each student is permitted three absences per semester. Even if a student misses a class session, he or she is required to complete all of the reading/assignments associated with the class. If a student misses more than three classes in a semester they will be dropped from the Mission Academy. Students will be required to check in every week. (Note: Computers are not allowed during classes)

 

3. PARTICIPATION:

One of the goals of our program is to encourage thoughtful participation in lectures, discussions, and assignments. Class lectures will regularly pause for the purpose of small group discussions. The more you are willing to participate and be vulnerable through discussion and exercises the more you will benefit from the program.

 

4. MULTIPLICATION:

The main goal of the academy is to make Scripture and theology accessible for missional engagement. Thus, all participants are expected to multiply themselves through, evangelism, and discipling and training others. The Great Commission was given to all Christians. Disciples of Christ make disciples. As we follow Jesus, we help others to follow him. During the program, the students will be asked three questions: What are you learning? Who is your one? Who are you teaching what you are learning?

Reading

Participants will read several books over the course of the year in addition to
regular Scripture reading. Students are required to keep up with the weekly
reading schedule. At the end of each semester each person will be asked to
affirm that they have read the assigned material.

 

  • Wellum, Stephen and Trent, Hunter. ​Christ From Beginning to End: How The Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ.​ Grand Rapids: Zondervan,
    2018.
  • Reeves, Michael. ​Delighting in the Trinity​. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012.
  • Stiles, Mack J. Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.
  • Tozer, A.W. ​The Pursuit of God.​ Grand Rapids: Bethany House, 2013.
  • Selected Readings: Reading binder provided in class and via Join The Movement.
Scripture Memory

Each student will memorize 1 chapter of the Bible during each semester.

 

Fall Semester Scripture Memory (Choose 1) – Exodus 20, Leviticus 19, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 1, Psalm 2, Psalm 8, Psalm 22, Psalm 67, Psalm 90, Psalm 110, Isaiah 6, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 25, Isaiah 32, Isaiah 52, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 66.

 

Spring Semester Scripture Memory (Choose 1) – Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, John 1, 14, John 15, John 16, Acts 2, Romans 5, Romans 6, Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 2, Galatians 5, Colossians 1, 1 Peter 1, Revelation 21, Revelation 22.

Academy Objectives

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

 

The most fundamental and important claim in Christian theology is that God has made Himself known in Scripture. We’ll spend a year working through the unfolding plan of God revealed in Scripture to come to a greater understanding of who God is and what He has done to reconcile the world to Himself in Jesus Christ. This will help us to see the unity and interwovenness of Scripture, and how the whole story helps us understand particular stories and events. Additionally, we will see how the Christian story is fundamentally different from any other story our culture tells and we will consider how disciples of Jesus are called to live into the Christian story.

 

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

 

All Christian belief and theology is rooted in what is revealed in Scripture. As the curriculum moves through the Bible, significant time will be spent teaching and articulating the major doctrines of the Christian faith and we will see that doctrine, insofar as it is rooted in the Christian Story, is foundational for all disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

WORSHIP AND MISSION PRACTICE

 

A major component of the Training Program is considering how our Christian convictions and believes function to shape and form us into the kind of people who live in the world according to the way of Jesus Christ. We hope to form people into servants, worshipers, disciple-makers who are fluent in the Gospel.

Academy Outcomes

Our participants will be encouraged to formulate and develop their thinking about Doctrine and Christian Formation through lectures, cohort discussions, reading, writing, and formation exercises. The Mission Academy aims to help each student meet the following goals throughout the course. Each student will:

 

Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Worshiper

 

  • Gain an overview and understanding of the Bible through major biblical events and covenantal history.
  • Gain an overview and understanding of Christian doctrine.
  • Recognize that they are not merely consumers of theology, but as disciples of Jesus, they are doers of theology.
  • Become familiar with the key biblical passages relating to biblical events, covenants, and major Christian doctrine.

 

Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Servant

 

  • Be commissioned into the church and the world in order to serve the church and culture through making disciples.
  • Grow in Godliness and in the likeness of Jesus Christ
  • Grow in appreciation for the centrality of the local church.

 

Be developed as a ​Gospel Centered Disciple Maker

 

  • Become aware of how biblical and systematic theology function to shape and form their spiritual lives.
  • Gain an appreciation for the multiplicative and missional dimensions of Christian discipleship.
  • Learn how to communicate and articulate biblical and theological truths to others.

Seminars & Events

Christ and The Nations

 

When: November 6, 2020 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Idlewild Baptist Church | TBD
Who: TBD

 

The Missionary Call & the Missionary Urgency

 

When: March 5, 2020 6:3-9:00pm
Where: Idlewild Baptist Church | TBD
Who: TBD

Academy Requirements

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 

1. CHARITY:

The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1, writes that “If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” We can speak with human eloquence and have knowledge, but if we do not love we are nothing. Similarly, John wrote anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:7). Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to be marked by their love for God and their love for others. As we grow in our knowledge of God, we will walk in a manner that is worthy of the Lord (Col 1:9- 10). As we do theology in community, and we learn together, it is expected that participants will demonstrate a posture of love and humility towards God and one another. A charitable spirit is required of all participants.

 

2. ATTENDANCE:

Attendance at class sessions and seminars is required. Each student is permitted three absences per semester. Even if a student misses a class session, he or she is required to complete all of the reading/assignments associated with the class. If a student misses more than three classes in a semester they will be dropped from the Mission Academy. Students will be required to check in every week. (Note: Computers are not allowed during classes)

 

3. PARTICIPATION:

One of the goals of our program is to encourage thoughtful participation in lectures, discussions, and assignments. Class lectures will regularly pause for the purpose of small group discussions. The more you are willing to participate and be vulnerable through discussion and exercises the more you will benefit from the program.

 

4. MULTIPLICATION:

The main goal of the academy is to make Scripture and theology accessible for missional engagement. Thus, all participants are expected to multiply themselves through, evangelism, and discipling and training others. The Great Commission was given to all Christians. Disciples of Christ make disciples. As we follow Jesus, we help others to follow him. During the program, the students will be asked three questions: What are you learning? Who is your one? Who are you teaching what you are learning?

Reading

Participants will read several books over the course of the year in addition to
regular Scripture reading. Students are required to keep up with the weekly
reading schedule. At the end of each semester each person will be asked to
affirm that they have read the assigned material.

 

  • Wellum, Stephen and Trent, Hunter. ​Christ From Beginning to End: How The Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ.​ Grand Rapids: Zondervan,
    2018.
  • Reeves, Michael. ​Delighting in the Trinity​. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012.
  • Stiles, Mack J. Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus. Wheaton: Crossway, 2014.
  • Tozer, A.W. ​The Pursuit of God.​ Grand Rapids: Bethany House, 2013.
  • Selected Readings: Reading binder provided in class and via Join The Movement.

Scripture Memory

Each student will memorize 1 chapter of the Bible during each semester.

 

Fall Semester Scripture Memory (Choose 1)

 

Exodus 20, Leviticus 19, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 1, Psalm 2, Psalm 8, Psalm 22, Psalm 67, Psalm 90, Psalm 110, Isaiah 6, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 25, Isaiah 32, Isaiah 52, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 66.

 

Spring Semester Scripture Memory (Choose 1)

 

Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, John 1, 14, John 15, John 16, Acts 2, Romans 5, Romans 6, Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 2, Galatians 5, Colossians 1, 1 Peter 1, Revelation 21, Revelation 22.