Leader: Pastor Mike Thornhill

Location: Fellowship Hall

When: Sunday Morning’s starting June 3rd at 9:00am


12-Week Biblical Foundations Class:


The goals of Biblical Foundations are:

• To provide an overview of the most important concepts found in Scripture like salvation, lordship, the Holy Spirit, faith, discipleship, evangelism, and many more.


• To give participants the opportunity to gain greater familiarity with the Bible by looking up and reading multiple passages each week.


• To gain a fresh perspective on what it means to be a Christian so that our life can be lived with greater purpose and fulfillment.


This study will provide you with a solid theological foundation. This class is for new believers who are looking to learn and grow in their faith and for mature believers who would just like to be refreshed and sharpen their understanding of scripture. Join us and get equipped for a life of evangelism and discipleship. The power behind this study is not in the purple book, but in the Word of God in which it is based.


As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built

Luke 6:47-48


This is a 12-week commitment and there will be homework each week. There will be group discussion and class participation is encouraged.


The book for the study can be purchased here 


What is the purple book? While the little book used in this study may seem nondescript, it actually has an

amazing story.


The Purple Book comes from Victory Church, which is located in the Philippines and one of the founding churches of the Every Nation family of churches. Victory  Church was started in 1984 when two American pastors, Steve Murrell and Rice Broocks, traveled to Manila for a two-week missions trip. In that brief time, these two pastors experienced a move of God, with more than one hundred Filipino college students receiving Christ.


In response to these salvations, Pastor Steve Murrell decided to remain in the  Philippines for a few more weeks to disciple these new believers. God had other plans, and Pastor Steve eventually ended up serving as a full-time missionary to the Philippines for more than 20 years.


From its humble beginnings, Victory Church has grown into one of the greatest stories in the Kingdom of God anywhere in the world. Today, Victory Church has nearly 100,000 members meeting in 14 campuses across the city of Manila. It is truly impacting the entire nation of the Philippines for Christ.


Victory’s approach has always centered on discipleship – the idea that every believer should be equipped to grow into a mature follower of Christ who reaches others with the Gospel. To become an effective disciple, we need to become familiar with the Word of God.


This is where the Purple Book comes in. Pastor Steve & Pastor Rice developed this book as an essential part of their discipleship process. This little book with the funny color has helped thousands of people get grounded in the basics of the faith. It has subsequently been translated into many other languages

including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, and Russian.


Pastor Mike Thornhill