The Well Community Church

Residency
Program

Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies Track is a semester-based, pastor-led, seminary-level equipping opportunity intended to develop men and women in areas of biblical exposition, theology, leadership, pastoral ministry, character development and servanthood. This is not merely for those who feel called to vocational ministry, but also for any who desire to be developed to grow as a leader and disciple-maker.

Since 2004, we have graduated more than 320 students, comprised of men, women, singles and married couples who have experienced the program together. This program requires discipline, commitment, and a willingness to stretch and invest into the lives of others. It will most likely dictate the direction for your devotional life and discipline throughout its season, but will no doubt be eternally rewarding and better equip you for an intentional life of discipleship, ministry and glory for our Lord Jesus Christ.

For those with exceptional life circumstances who are unable to meet the standard, five-day, in-class attendance requirements, check out the Video Extension Course.

Overview


Semester 1 - Fall 2019: Genesis-Deuteronomy and Luke.
Duration: Kickoff on Friday, August 23, 2019 – Thursday, December 19, 2019
Location: The Well North Campus

End of semester dinner: Date TBD

Required books:

1) “Bible Doctrine, Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith” - Wayne Grudem

2) “The Moody Handbook of Theology” - Paul Enns

3) “Redemption” - Mike Wilkerson (Optional)


Semester 2 - Spring 2020: Joshua-Nehemiah, Acts.

Duration: Kickoff on Friday, January 10, 2020 – Thursday, May 10, 2020
Location: The Well North Campus

End of semester dinner: Date TBD

Required books:

1) “Bible Doctrine, Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith” - Wayne Grudem

2) “The Moody Handbook of Theology” - Paul Enns


Semester 3 - Fall 2020: Esther, Selected Minor Prophets, Pastoral Epistles, Romans, James, Revelation, Ephesians, Jude, 1 Peter.

Duration: Kickoff on Friday, August 21, 2020 – Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: The Well North Campus

End of semester dinner: Date TBD

Required books:

1) “Bible Doctrine, Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith” - Wayne Grudem

2) “The Moody Handbook of Theology” - Paul Enns


Commitment: Residents are required to commit to faithfully attending and participating for at least one entire semester, with the option of choosing to complete one, two, or all three semesters.

Graduation: At the end of each semester, there will be a celebration dinner for all who completed that semester. For those who have completed all three semesters, we will have a graduation during that dinner, and they will receive a certificate of completion of the entire Residency Biblical Studies program.

Breaks: We generally follow the Clovis USD calendar.

Cost: $75 for each semester (Covers end-of-semester dinner, in-class handout materials)

Books: A list of required books for each semester will be made available for each Resident to purchase before the first day of class.

GENERAL FORMAT

Our general format will be as follows, with some variation, based on each semester’s material:

3 Morning Sessions: Tuesdays-Thursdays 6:00am-7:30am at the North Campus (Maple and Nees)

ASSIGNMENTS & PROJECTS

Each subject will require its own expectation of homework assignments and projects, including but not limited to pre-class reading, written assignments, teaching assignments, book charts, and journaling.

REQUIREMENTS

We recommend that Biblical Studies Residents are high school graduates or older, but exceptions have been made. Feel free to inquire if this applies to you.

Biblical Studies Residents must live within the greater Fresno area while participating in this program.

Biblical Studies Residents must be committed to a local church (if not The Well, then another church in the area).

Biblical Studies Residents must attend classes and/or events regularly and faithfully. We understand life happens—sickness, family needs, business trips, mission trips, etc. We certainly want to extend much grace in those areas. However, there comes a point when too many absences rob the investment we want to give you in this experience and lowers the standard for others who have committed. Therefore, we monitor each Resident to ensure tardies and absences do not become excessive.

Biblical Studies Residents must be willing to study, apply and give away what they receive during this year (Ezra 7:10).


To submit your application, click the Apply Now button. Complete the PDF by following the instructions provided, and send it to weaver@thewellcommunity.org, Please identify the desired semester in the subject line.

Questions? Email weaver@thewellcommunity.org.