Center for Biblical Studies
The Center for Biblical Studies is a ministry of Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois. SVC is dedicated to the proclamation of the Word of God to the glory of Christ. Our purpose statement is ”Learning Truth, Living Truth.” SVC also sponsors Think on These Things which is a biblical discernment ministry that examines contemporary issues and theology through the lens of Scripture. The general ministries of Southern View Chapel, the discernment ministry of "Think on These Things" and the academic studies of the Center for Biblical Studies all seek to provide a solid understanding of Scripture in order that the people of God might be “adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim 3:17 NASB).
The new classes for the Center for Biblical Studies will begin September 5th and continue through December 19th.
One course of study will be "Essential Qualities of a Biblical Counselor" taught by Pastor Richard Nix. The course will be taught on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at SVC. The purpose of this class is to help the student grow in their holiness and to be better equipped to help others in need. Students are not required to be a counselor to take this course and there is no prerequisite for this class. The book "Holiness" by J.C. Ryle will be required. There is no extra charge for the book. Please let the office know if you will need a book for the course. The tuition for the course will be $50/person if taken for a credit or $25/person to audit the class.
The second course of study will be Eschatology (the Doctrine of Last Things) taught by Pastor Gary Gilley. The course will be taught on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at SVC. There are no books required for this course. The tuition for the course will be $50/person if taken for a credit or $25/person to audit the class.