The Brookside Institute is all about "building and reinforcing foundations of the Christian faith." Foundations matter! In this post, let me briefly illustrate why BUILDING foundations of the Christian faith is important.
My wife and I are currently in the process of putting a shed up in our backyard. Rather than just starting to construct the shed on top of the ground, however, we spent lots (lots!) of time working on the foundation on which the shed would stand. We spent lots of time leveling the ground. We used manual posthole diggers to dig 15 footings, each 20-24" deep. It took organization and effort to pour the concrete, and make it both even and smooth.
The foundation of our shed is important, because I don't want to walk towards my shed after it's completed and see it leaning at a 45 degree angle. A strong foundation will stabilize and strengthen anything that depends on it. Neither do I want to walk into my shed next month and discover a crack that is 8" wide in the concrete floor. Spending time on the foundation ensures that it will remain secure and solid.
Foundations of Christianity are similar - they provide stability and strength on which future growth can depend. (And future growth should happen!) Foundations help ensure our Christian faith is grounded in something that is secure and solid.
Brookside Institute classes offer systematic, comprehensive instruction in the Christian faith. Institute classes are places where you can Dig Deep, Learn Good, and Launch well - all healthy components of a strong foundation.
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In your own words, why are strong foundations vital for a healthy Christian faith? How can classes contribute to a strong foundation?
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