Delaware Bible Institute

Delaware Bible Institute (DBI) is our adult Sunday school program. Meeting from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning, the goal of DBI is to equip our local congregation for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12-14). Each class is designed to practically apply the truths of God’s Word so that those who attend will have both a deeper head knowledge of what the Bible says and a deeper heart knowledge of how to practically apply what they’ve learned as we seek to serve the Lord and others.

New Classes Beginning 4/7/24


Viewing Scripture Through Jewish Eyes

A 12 week course taught by Pastor Marvin Hintz in Rm. 304

“The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural.”

– Ruth Benedict


What would it be like to journey back to the first century and listen to the teachings of Jesus? How would the cultural norms and understanding effect our understanding of what Jesus was teaching? This 12 week course will examine and interpret those teachings within the context of the culture in which they were presented. The course will include:

  • Examination of the Scriptures increasing our understanding and application as we read and listen with “Jewish” eyes and ears.
  • Examination of the Jewish Feasts to understand the riches of God’s heart in pointing both Jews and Gentiles to the person and work of Jesus.
  • Practical dos and don’ts when sharing Jesus with Jewish friends


A 12 week course taught by Rev. Paul Wright in Rm. 303

Nearly all new believers have questions about their faith. As a seasoned Missionary Paul knew this. For this reason he sent Timothy back to Thessalonica shortly after establishing the Church there. Timothy’s job was to find out how the young Church was doing. When he returned , he was loaded down with their questions. First Thessalonians was Paul’s patient reply. He reinforces the basic gospel message, instructs them further in the faith and provides practical applications for spiritual truths. In Second Thessalonians Paul did not hesitate to teach these young believers Biblical Prophecy (2 Thess. 2).

Continuing Classes Beginning 4/7/24


Pursuing Certification in Biblical Counseling

A continuing course taught by Pastor Jim Stevanus in the Multipurpose Room

We live in a broken world with increased transparency energized by social media. Consequently, more people now openly share their struggles and desperately yearn for answers. Unfortunately, much support remains behavioral and emotional and primarily addresses the surface. Biblical counseling, however, aims much deeper, understanding that the heart of the matter is the matter of the heart. Instead of worldly quick-fixes, labels, and reflections, biblical counseling offers long-term, restorative, healing solutions.

While certification is not for everyone, the process invites excellence and competence in our soul care toward others as we walk with hurting, weary individuals and point them to victorious steps in the journey. Life happens and when it does, we can get turned around and find ourselves upside down. Hence the need for the good medicine of biblical counseling.

Our certification is with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and involves three phases of completion:

1.Learning (reading 1,000 pages, observing 10 cases, completing basic training course)

2.Exams (a theology and a counseling exam)

3.Supervision (complete 50 supervised counseling sessions)

Most students will begin at Phase 1 with some further along in this phase. ACBC allots five years to complete all three phases, although many finish in two years! While this endeavor is monumental, it is not an unsurpassable mountain. Pastor Jim, certified with ACBC, will lead and oversee this class for all who desire competence in counseling. He will walk with each student throughout the process, providing insight, resources, feedback, direction, and encouragement.

You do NOT have to pursue certification to join this class. The interaction and instruction will significantly aid your counsel to others. But why not make the investment and join a wonderful team of soul carers who desire excellence in the skill of counseling others for the glory of God!