Approachable Theology

Approachable Theology is a new program at Candlewood Church launching Fall 2021 and going through Spring 2022. As devoted followers of Christ, we strive to know Him better and have confidence in Biblical truth. 


Topics Covered


Following is a listing of the session topics that will be covered over the course of the program.


SessionDateTopicReadingWatch SessionView Slides 
1Sep 2, 2021Overview program, IntroductionErickson chapters 1,3-4Watch View Slides
2Sep 16, 2021

God’s Word, Special topic:

Bible Interpretation

Principles of InterpretationWatchView Slides
3Oct 7, 2021God’s WordErickson chapter 5-7WatchView Slides
4Oct 21, 2021God’s GreatnessErickson chapter 9WatchView Slides
*Nov 4, 2021** No session **N/AN/AN/A
5Nov 18, 2021God’s Goodness, Nearness and DistanceErickson chapters 8 & 10WatchView Slides
6Dec 2, 2021HumanityErickson chapters 17-19WatchView Slides
7Dec 16, 2021

God’s Acts, Special topic:

Creation vs. Evolution

Erickson chapter 13WatchView Slides
*Jan 6, 2022** No session **   
8 Jan 20, 2022Human Sexuality   
9Feb 3, 2022SinErickson chapters 20-22WatchView Slides
10Feb 17, 2022The Person of ChristErickson chapters 23-25WatchView Slides
11Mar 3, 2022The Work of ChristErickson chapters 26-27WatchView Slides
12Mar 17, 2022The Holy SpiritErickson chapters 28-30, 11WatchView Slides
13Apr 7, 2022SalvationErickson chapters 31-35WatchView Slides
14Apr 21, 2022The ChurchErickson chapters 36-38 Watch View Slides
15May 5, 2022The Family WatchView Slides
16May 19, 2022Last ThingsErickson chapters 39-42WatchView Slides


"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope."

- Romans 15:4

What is Approachable Theology? A program to help the Candlewood family better understand and live in light of the truths God has revealed in Scripture.


How will this be done? Twice monthly meetings with a Candlewood Church Omaha pastor teaching on a Christian doctrine followed by a time of discussion and prayer.


Why would we do this?

  1. To know God better - To truly know God and rightly relate to Him and the world around us, we must rightly understand who He is, what He has done, and what He has said. Our fellowship with God deepens as we more accurately know and therefore worship and love Him.
  2. To invest more time - To know God better takes time and there are more important truths than what can be communicated in 30 minutes on a Sunday.
  3. To seek truth together - We live in a tidal wave of erroneous ideas about God, ourselves, and our world, so we must actively seek truth. The pastors of Candlewood wanted to provide a way where we could engage in that together.


What resources will be used?

  • Our foundational text is the Bible. 
  • To aid in better understanding the Bible and to be able to more readily reference the various biblical passages related to a topic and their interpretation, we will use Millard Erickson’s Introducing Christian Doctrine (3rd Edition) as reference throughout. 


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Approachable Theology Details

We will meet twice monthly at Candlewood Church, from Fall 2021 through Spring 2022, on the first and third Thursday of the month. Meetings will take place from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, with approximately 1 hour of instruction, and 30 minutes of discussion and prayer. 


Some may choose to participate in this program in addition to their current Small Group while others may choose to participate in this program instead of a Small Group. 


Participating families will be asked to rotate serving in the nursery in order to be able to provide child care throughout the program.

Sessions will be recorded and available on the Candlewood Church YouTube Channel, but not live streamed. 


Additional Information 

Please register here. If you have any questions or would like additional information on Approachable Theology at Candlewood Church, please connect with us.

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