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  The Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) is the primary educational tool for developing Abundant Life Christian Fellowship believers into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who exemplify the seven habits of Acts 2:42-47:
  • learning God's Word
  • praising God
  • building godly relationships
  • influencing the world
  • praying with authority
  • leading others to Christ
  • giving sacrificially


VISION

  • To develop a variety of opportunities in Bible education for those who attend Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, and for our community.

PURPOSE

  • To teach a Bible-based curriculum of courses, year round and of graduated complexity, which will lead:

  • not-yet-believers to Christ
  • believers to maturity
  • to mature believers to multiplication through service and leadership

  • To serve as a resource and support to all Abundant Life Christian Fellowship staff and ministry leaders who desire assistance in Bible education and ministry leadership skills.

GOALS

  • To encourage and equip every person who attends ALCF to take the next step on his/her journey of faith.
  • To help individuals understand how God speaks to them through the Bible.
  • To help not-yet-believers recognize the Gospel, their need for Jesus Christ and how to make personal decisions to believe in Him.
  • To educate believers in the foundation doctrines of the Christian faith.
  • To ignite in believers the desire to develop Christ-like characteristics and consistently exhibit them in living.
  • To develop in believers consistent walks of faith, based on knowledge of Bible truths, that witness Christ to a world in need.
  • To help believers identify and use their spiritual gifts to grow and build up the Church.
  • To train leaders in Bible-based leadership skills.

THE STORY OF ALCF AND IBS

Our congregation was founded in the late 1950s as the Church of God of Palo Alto (later known as the East Palo Alto Church of God). In January 1989, Paul Sheppard of Philadelphia, PA, was called to become its pastor. Our name was then changed to Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, a new radio broadcast called Enduring Truth began, and we moved three times to larger, more centrally located facilities in which to hold Sunday morning worship services.

Our members come from far and wide, and many have come into the fellowship as a direct result of Enduring Truth, which airs Monday through Friday on local stations KFAX 1100 AM and KKMC 880 AM, and on 26 other stations nation wide. Our members represent a broad range of ethnic, racial, economic, vocational, geographic, and denominational groups. ALCF houses over thirty ministries which represent the diverse needs and gifts of this unique body of Christ and serve individuals, children and families in our church family and in the community. We also continue to develop partnerships with other churches and organizations to outreach more effectively locally, nationally and internationally.

As we continue to grow in number, we endeavor to maintain our focus on discipleship. This focus took root in 1998 when we established the Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) which offers Bible, leadership training, life skills, and theology classes. We have ministered to over 3,000 students in these five years including members and attendees of ALCF and numerous Christian believers and leaders in the surrounding communities. Our faculty consists of ALCF Pastors and Ministry Directors and other qualified members who give of their spiritual gifts to teach biblical truth.

 
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