At Shelby Center Church we believe there are three essential priorities that every Christian and church must be committed to:

  1. Exalting the Lord Jesus Christ in all that we think, say, and do everywhere and at all times.
  2. Evangelizing the Lost with both grace and urgency.
  3. Edifying and Equipping Laborers for the work of the ministry in compelling community.

To enhance our ability to carry out the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) while living out the great commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) we promote the formation of bible-believing followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who graciously manifest and spread the gospel through a process called discipleship.

After the great tradition of that New Testament church in Antioch (Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-5) Shelby Center Church equips believers by offering three levels of bible training that can be taken in steps:

Step 1. Big Picture Bible Study. This twenty-five-week series is a guided panoramic walk through the Old and New Testaments. Along the way, the student will learn about major events, stop at some key places, meet some important people, and gather basic information about how the Bible is put together. Once completed, the student will have a confident and basic understanding of the Bible.

Step 2. Know, Grow, Go series. 25 lessons pairing a newer believer with a mature believer to learn some basic beliefs and behaviors to assist one's early formation as a Christian, understand the role of the local church, and better live the gospel.

Step 3. Antioch Bible Institute. This advanced form of discipleship is closer to college level courses for those who wish to grow substantially in their understanding of the Bible. These courses also prepare those with an eye toward greater ministry involvement, leadership roles, and full-time ministry goals. A helpful library and study center is available for those seeking to invest greater time in their personal growth.