First Principles

First Principles Groups are a vital part of the discipleship journey within a house church community.  First Principles are ordered Bible studies used as a modern day catechism.  Rather than a typical information-based, fill-in-the-blank approach, First Principles employ a highly effective learning process involving Biblical study, community dialogue, personal reflection, and projects.  Groups meet weekly for dialogue in homes.


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Antioch School

Antioch School is a church-based theological education that maintains high standards of achievement represented by academic credentials.  The schooling occurs in the context of the church with the means of immersion, apprenticeship, mentorship, and biblical studies as tools for theological and ecclesiological training.


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Reading List

Here is a reading list that we have found helpful on along the way.  We hope these books serve you as much as they have served us.


The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

An Other Kingdom by Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, John Knight

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sabbath As Resistance by Walter Brueggemann

The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey To Self Discovery by Cron, Stabile

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

The Patient Ferment of the Early Church by Alan Kreider

Faith for this Moment by Rick McKinley

In the Name of Jesus by Henri J. Nouwen

Under the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson

The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle

Stations of the Cross


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