Involve Church to Offer Accredited Ministry Courses and Degrees

ben-white-148430We are excited to announce that, beginning September 2017, Involve Church will be offering accredited ministry courses and degree programs in partnership with Antioch School for Church Planting and Leadership Development.  This will provide those wishing to pursue further theological education an option that is financially accessible and sustainable without leaving the ministry environment of the local church.

How did this come about?

It’s no secret that we are a new church, planted by other churches, moving into our third year.  From its very start, Involve Church has been about church planting for the sake of reaching people with the message that there is forgiveness and new life in Jesus, as well as seeing them grow in following God.  As we planned to start a church centered around that central message and purpose, we knew that we wanted to a be a church plant that planted churches.

While discipleship has been and will increasingly be an important part of Involve Church, we knew we needed an option that would take our leader and church planter training to the next level while at the same time allowing people to continue serving in the context of the local church.  Through a contact with our sister church in Boise, ID, we were connected with Antioch School and are now certified to begin offering degree programs.

We see this as a great option for further equipping people to carry out the Great Commission without having to uproot their lives to move to bible college or seminary.  As a church, we are excited to continue to move towards becoming a church for training leaders and church planters.

jonathan-simcoe-227321What degrees do you offer?

We offer:

Classes can also be taken for individual credit.  For more information on the degree programs, please email luke@involvechurch.com.

How much does it cost?

This is one of the more exciting aspects of the partnership.  For a four-year degree program, the student will spend around $8,000.  This is significantly less than other institutions offering similar degrees.

How do I get more information?

We will have periodic informational gatherings.  Catch this upcoming Sunday’s at 11:45am.  If you’d prefer, you can schedule a meeting with Pastor Luke to talk through the options one-on-one.


Involve Church exists to involve people in an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.  To find out more about Involve Church, please visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com

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Involve Church to Offer Accredited Ministry Courses and Degrees

Coming Together

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The church body was designed by God to accomplish several jobs.  Together, we worship the one true God, we work side by side to share the good news across the world, and we wear each others triumphs, burdens, and trials as a way of encouragement for one another.  Our church has experienced a heavy burden with the loss of Mason Cunningham.  We are experiencing this burden together with the Cunninghams.  Our hearts go out to the family as they grieve the loss of their little boy.

If you are unaware of the situation, Mason, who is about 18 months old, passed away suddenly, this week.  Mason, who was just enjoying life outside Tuesday evening, got too close to the creek behind the house. In a very short time, he fell in.  The family searched long and hard, joined by a team of professionals from the Nampa/Caldwell area.  Unfortunately, they were not able to recover Mason until the next morning.

Both Wade and Kristina are hurting greatly.  I’ve watched them parent Mason and can say with confidence, that they have done a fantastic job of being attentive to his needs.  This is one of those times, when, as a parent, you think everything is safe and somehow, in a very short time, a little one gets away.  They did everything humanly possible to retrieve Mason.

We are a church family.  We rejoice together, we cry together, and right now we are crying.

We are a church family.  We rejoice together, we cry together, and right now we are crying.  We hurt for the Cunninghams, but we will walk this road together with them.  Already, you, the church, have shown them so much love.  Keep it up!  They need us.  They need Christ.  That’s what we do, we Involve people in the life of Christ.  Together, we are the body of Christ. Together, we live for Christ.  Together, we bear each other’s burdens for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ.

There is a memorial service planned for Mason this Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m.  It will be held at Meridian First Baptist Church.   428 W Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

Involved In Christ,

Pastor Ryan

Coming Together

Bible in a Year, Week 30

WELCOME TO WEEK 30!

Welcome to week 30!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week we finish up the place in the story in which the people of Israel have returned from exile in Babylon.  We will move into “The Prophets after the Exile,” starting with Daniel.  Daniel is unusual because it actually spans a period of time of the entire exile. Want to read ahead?  Access the plan here.  If you want to browse the videos put out by The Bible Project (there are a lot), subscribe to and browse their YouTube channel.

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Esther

Daniel

Ezra-Nehemiah

THIS WEEK’S READING

  • July 23:  Nehemiah 7-9, Psalm 49
  • July 24:  Nehemiah 10-11, Psalm 50
  • July 25:  Nehemiah 12-13, Psalm 51
  • July 26:  Esther 1-5, Psalm 52
  • July 27:  Esther 6-10, Psalm 53
  • July 28:  Daniel 1-3, Psalm 54
  • July 29:  Daniel 4-6, Psalm 55
  • July 30:  Daniel 7-9, Psalm 56
  • July 31:  Daniel 10-12, Psalm 57

To find out more about Involve Church, visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com.

Bible in a Year, Week 30

Bible in a Year, Week 29

WELCOME TO WEEK 29!

Welcome to week 29!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week we move from Israel in Exile to the Return from Exile.  This is the period of time when the people of Israel are allowed to return to their land and rebuild their country.  It is during this time that both Ezra and Nehemiah find their setting.  Want to read ahead?  Access the plan here.  If you want to browse the videos put out by The Bible Project (there are a lot), subscribe to and browse their YouTube channel.

VIDEOS

Ezra-Nehemiah

THIS WEEK’S READING

  • July 16:  Ezekiel 40-44, Psalm 42
  • July 17:  Ezekiel 45-48, Psalm 43
  • July 18:  Ezra 1-3, Psalm 44
  • July 19:  Ezra 4-7, Psalm 45
  • July 20:  Ezra 8-10, Psalm 46
  • July 21:  Nehemiah 1-3, Psalm 47
  • July 22:  Nehemiah 4-6, Psalm 48
  • July 23:  Nehemiah 7-9, Psalm 49
  • July 24:  Nehemiah 10-11, Psalm 50

To find out more about Involve Church, visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com.

Bible in a Year, Week 29

Bible in a Year, Week 28

WELCOME TO WEEK 28!

Welcome to week 28!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

Ezekiel is a long collection of prophecies – we won’t finish reading through Ezekiel until next week.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, make sure to check out the videos provided below on Ezekiel.  It helps greatly with understanding this prophet who ministered during the Exile of Israel to Babylon.  Also, there are topical videos on “The Law” and “Holiness” available as well.  Want to read ahead?  Access the plan here.  If you want to browse the videos put out by The Bible Project (there are a lot), subscribe to and browse their YouTube channel.

VIDEOS

Ezekiel 1-33

Ezekiel 33-48

The Law

Holiness

THIS WEEK’S READING

  • July 9:  Ezekiel 19-21, Psalm 35
  • July 10:  Ezekiel 22-24, Psalm 36
  • July 11:  Ezekiel 25-27, Psalm 37
  • July 12:  Ezekiel 28-30, Psalm 38
  • July 13:  Ezekiel 31-33, Psalm 39
  • July 14:  Ezekiel 34-36, Psalm 40
  • July 15:  Ezekiel 37-39, Psalm 41
  • July 16:  Ezekiel 40-44, Psalm 42
  • July 17:  Ezekiel 45-48, Psalm 43

To find out more about Involve Church, visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com.

Bible in a Year, Week 28

Bible in a Year, Week 27

WELCOME TO WEEK 27!

Welcome to week 27!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

Believe it or not, our place in the story is still “The Prophets of the Exile, Part 2,” but we are coming to a close with this section in the next week.  We dive into Ezekiel this week.  Here is some info on the prophet Ezekiel:

Ezekiel, a prophet and priest, was exiled to Babylon in 597 b.c. His ministry extended over at least twenty-three years. The book opens with his first dramatic vision of the “likeness” of the Lord himself. Ezekiel was keenly aware of God’s presence and power in human affairs. He addressed both the exiles and the people left in Judah with messages of warning and judgment, predicting the fall of Jerusalem. After Jerusalem’s fall (in 586), Ezekiel prophesied hope and reassurance for the people of Judah, who had then lost the focus of God’s covenant, the temple in Jerusalem. His vision of the valley of dry bones (ch. 37) is a classic picture of God’s ability to renew his people. [The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Eze.]

Want to read ahead?  Access the plan here.  If you want to browse the videos put out by The Bible Project (there are a lot), subscribe to and browse their YouTube channel.

VIDEOS

Ezekiel 1-33

Lamentations

THIS WEEK’S READING

  • July 2:  Lamentations 3, Psalm 28
  • July 3:  Lamentations 4-5, Psalm 29
  • July 4:  Ezekiel 1-4, Psalm 30
  • July 5:  Ezekiel 5-8, Psalm 31
  • July 6:  Ezekiel 9-12, Psalm 32
  • July 7:  Ezekiel 13-15, Psalm 33
  • July 8:  Ezekiel 16-18, Psalm 34
  • July 9:  Ezekiel 19-21, Psalm 35

To find out more about Involve Church, visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com.

Bible in a Year, Week 27

Bible in a Year, Week 26

WELCOME TO WEEK 26!

Welcome to week 26!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

We continue reading through the prophet Jeremiah this week and then we move into Lamentations.  Here is some info on Lamentations:

The book of Lamentations is made up of five poems, each an expression of grief over the fall of Jerusalem. Like a eulogy at a funeral, these laments are intended to mourn a loss—in this case, the loss of a nation, Israel. The latter half of chapter 3 implies that the purpose behind the book’s graphic depictions of sorrow and suffering was to produce hope in the God whose compassion is “new every morning” (v. 23) and whose faithfulness is great even to a people who have been condemned for their own unfaithfulness. The author, while not identified in the book itself, may have been the prophet Jeremiah, who was said to have “uttered a lament for Josiah” (2 Chron. 35:25). Lamentations was probably written shortly after Jerusalem’s fall in 586 b.c. (Borrowed from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), La.)

Want to read ahead?  Access the plan here.  If you want to browse the videos put out by The Bible Project (there are a lot), subscribe to and browse their YouTube channel.

VIDEOS

Jeremiah

Topical Video – the Law

Lamentations

THIS WEEK’S READING

  • June 25:  Jeremiah 33-36, Psalm 21
  • June 26:  Jeremiah 37-39, Psalm 22
  • June 27:  Jeremiah 40-44, Psalm 23
  • June 28:  Jeremiah 45-48, Psalm 24
  • June 29:  Jeremiah 49-50, Psalm 25
  • June 30:  Jeremiah 51-52, Psalm 26
  • July 1:  Lamentations 1-2, Psalm 27
  • July 2:  Lamentations 3, Psalm 28
  • July 3:  Lamentations 4-5, Psalm 29

To find out more about Involve Church, visit involvechurch.com or email info@involvechurch.com.

Bible in a Year, Week 26