THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR LEADERS (TFL)

The next TFL class will start on Sunday, January 7. It will be held at 7:30 AM and will run for 12 weeks. (The 9:00 AM class is full.)
 
TFL is primarily for leaders and potential leaders at Perimeter Church. In order to register, you will need a “sponsor” who can vouch for your spiritual walk and leadership potential. A sponsor must be a current ministry leader, discipleship leader, officer, or Perimeter Staff member.
 
In order to register for TFL you and your sponsor will need to email Danielle Blackgrave at danielleb@perimeter.org . She will then send you a registration link.

WHAT IS TFL?

Welcome to the Perimeter Church Theological Foundation for Leaders (TFL) home page. As the name indicates, TFL is a class designed to prepare leaders for ministry and is a key component in our leadership development process. I know of no other training that we offer that excels this class in content and personal impact. If you have a sense that God is calling you to discover your personal ministry (Eph. 2:10), this class is your next best step in the preparation process.

 


SCHEDULE

TFL is offered several times a year. Unless otherwise noted they are large group co-ed format and run from 10 - 12 weeks. Check back often for updated schedules and offerings throughout the year.

 

 

CLASS CONTENT

TFL is a 10 - 12 week study in systematic theology using the Westminster Confession of Faith as the principal study resource. This class is offered several times a year - and is our primary equipping class for future leaders. It concludes with a final exam.

 

During the course, participants work through weekly assignments outlined in a student manual and read a number of books. You will need to purchase these separately.

 

 

  • The Westminster Confession of Faith
  • The Covenant of Grace (Cummings)
  • The Five Points of Calvinism (Palmer)
  • PCA Book of Church Order
  • Summary of Christian Doctrine (Berkhof)

Along with these reading materials, there are audio resources included in class participation. These resources may be purchased in the Perimeter Church bookstore, or are available on the TFL resources page.

 

During the class, we will cover all of the material, using interation and discussion, rather than lecture. It will not be a simple response to fill-in-the-blank questions. You can typically expect two and a half to three hours of preparation each week. As you can see by the books covered, the class will be rich and challenging. If you have an interest in preparing for leadership, or would like to better understand Perimeter's theological positions, this would be the class for you.

 

Classes are taught by a variety of our staff, pastors, and ruling elders. While most of our classes are co-ed, we also offer classes for women, only in the summer months.

 

 

OTHER MATERIALS

In addition to the Registration Fee, you will be responsible for several resources. All of the resources are available in the Perimeter Bookstore. The following two resources will need to be purchased in the Perimeter bookstore, while others will be available for download online after you have registered for the class:

 

  • TFL Manual
  • The Five Points of Calvinism

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Women's classes, please feel free to contact Cyndie Jackson. For all other classes, please contact Danielle Blackgrave.