Fellowship Bible Institute

The Fellowship Bible Institute (FBI) is the initial offering for potential students of Amherst Theological Seminary.  All students are required to complete the FBI, unless granted permission otherwise. Petition to bypass the FBI must be made in writing.  The decision to remove or require the FBI requirement is final. Typically, one must have earned a Bachelor's Degree or above in a recognized Biblical course of study to remove the  requirement to take the FBI. 

The FBI is a comprehensive, thorough, and rigorous​ set of introductory courses that ensures the student has a quality grasp of fundamental and basic Christian inquiry and practice. Upon successful completion of the sequence, the student is awarded an Certificate of Completion. The student may then progress to the Bachelors level. 

PLEASE NOTE: texts are subject to change,

so please only acquire the books

for the course you are enrolled in.

FBI COURSE SEQUENCE

FBI-1 CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS

THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS REQUIRED FOR FBI-1, FBI-2, & FBI-3.

     The Thomas book consists of 50 very short chapters (2-3 pages) that are quick, easy reads. 

     The student will work thru the Thomas book over the duration of all 3 FBI courses.

​       - REQUIRED TEXT: "The Indwelling Life Of Christ" (Thomas) 

                Click HERE to purchase the hard copy for @ $14.

CF-101: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 1: CHRISTIAN BASICS:

     Entry level class that provides the student a basic introduction

           to over 40 topics that every Christian should know.    

     

     - REQUIRED TEXT: "NLT Handbook Introduction" ($14) 

          (From the New Believer's Bible By Tyndale: The link sends you to

          Tyndale's site where you can purchase the paperback version

          to get the introduction portion; it's not available separately)                           

     - Click HERE to purchase. For CF-101, we concentrate on pages

         A-7 thru A-51, as well as the "Big Questions Page" which immediately follows A-51.
 

CF-102: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 2: CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES 

     Examines over  60 fundamental beliefs that every Christian should know. 

     - REQUIRED TEXT: (FREE)  "Fundamentals of Christian Doctrine" (Wearner)  
                Click 
HERE to download

CF-103: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 3: THE BIBLE 

     Presents different ways to study and understand God's Holy Word 

     - REQUIRED TEXT: (FREE) "How to Study and Teach the Bible", (Townes)                 

                Click HERE to download

CF-104: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 4: COMMUNING WITH JESUS 

    Examines what it means to have a truly intimate relationship with Jesus and

            what that relationship should look like on a daily basis

     - REQUIRED TEXTS:

               "Fasting & Prayer Handbook", (Marica) ($8)                  

               Click HERE to purchase

               "Crazy Love", (Chan) (@ $4)                 

               Click HERE to purchase

CF-105: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 5: THE CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

     Examines what it means to be a true seeker and follower of Jesus Christ.

           What does that mean for us on a practical, day-to-day basis? 

     - REQUIRED TEXT: ($20) "The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life

               as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World", (Marica)                 

               Click HERE to purchase

CF-106: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 6: THE BIBLE: THE TRUTH STANDARD 

     Examines The Holy Bible - God's inerrant word - as the standard of truth 

     - REQUIRED TEXT: "The Bible as the Standard of Truth" (Harvey)

CF-107: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 7: CHRISTIAN  PRACTICES 

     Examines various Christian practices and why they are important 

     - REQUIRED: http://spiritualpractice.ca/what/what-2/the-common-christian-practices/

CF-108: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 8: THE HEBREW ROOTS OF THE FAITH 

     Explores the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith

     - REQUIRED: TBD

CF-109: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALS 9: THE GODLY MARRIAGE 

     A discussion of authority & submission in the Godly marriage

     - REQUIRED: TBD