First Assembly Institute

"Show Yourselves Approved..."

  1. Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth .

  • 2 Timothy 2:15 AMPC

How we become approved


We use the Bible as the primary text in a variety of learning environments to establish and educate students in the vital truths of God’s Word as they pursue a Christ-centered life. 

Empower & Encounter

Students will be empowered and equipped to confidently represent and serve Christ in every area of their lives. 

We create environments where students can encounter God’s presence and experience His power. 


As students apply the scriptures to their lives, they will give credible evidence to the reality of God – ready to influence a complex and changing world. 


Students will be comfortable sharing what they learn with others and have impact that expands far beyond the classroom.

What to expect?

Session Structure

Our semesters "sessions" will range from 6-8 weeks long. 

Night of Class

Nearly all classes will take place on a single night of the week. That night, you can expect a time for connection and class.


Students will receive a certificate of completion upon passing all of our Core Classes. An additional certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of 6 Growth Classes.

How to Register

There is a form to fill out and some but not all of the classes require a book to be purchased.

Varying levels of learning

There are four types of classes offered in the Institute

CORE classes provide a study on the basic truths of Christianity. These lessons are essential if you are going to have the right foundation in God’s Word to grow up spiritually and serve the Lord effectively.

*** Completion of Core Classes are required for anyone that begins attending First AG NPR after 1/23 as a prerequisite of any Growth or Leadership level classes

Fall Session Classes

There is one CORE classes, two GROWTH class, and one LEADERSHIP class offered for the fall session of the Institute. Please click below to see details.

  • The Authority of the believer | Book

    The Authority of the believer is not only for a select few it is for every child of God.  Too few recognize the impact that they could have or acknowledge the position, privileges and responsibilities that are ours.  We can confront the enemy and promote the Kingdom of God around the earth.  Receive from the insights of Greek scholar Rick Renner and revelation from Ephesians that John MacMillan shares in his book.  

    Required Books: The Bible; The Authority of the Believer by John A MacMillan

    *** Completion of Core Classes are required for anyone that begins attending First AG NPR after 1/23 as a prerequisite of any Growth or Leadership level classes

  • Parenting from the Tree of Life | 3 yrs. to Preteen | Book

    Parenting from the Tree of Life will help you to understand how to instruct your growing children in the way of the Lord. This course lays the groundwork for your parenting no matter where you are in the process. The three parts of Parenting from the Tree of Life are designed to take parents through the process of building a loving family unit by raising biblically responsive and morally responsible children.

    Part Two: In this second section, we turn our attention to the moral education of children. Our goal is to help parents connect the dots between God’s message of love and good will toward man and character development. Seven through Twelve develop and explains the guiding principles for raising children who are kind, courteous, respectful, cooperative, confident, and certainly well mannered. Here, we are speaking of a child whose inner person abides with all that is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good character, excellence and those things that are worthy of praise (c.f. Philippians 4:8). No child arrives at this level of moral distinctiveness if the home life from which he or she comes is not already conversant with such virtue. There are more than one-hundred courtesy protocols that should be part of every child’s life moral warehouse.

    Topics Include: 

    • Life, Children and Character

    • Cultivating the Voice Within

    • Civility: The Protocols of Royalty

    • Respect: The Silent Courtesy

    • Basic Life Courtesies

    Required Books: Parenting from the tree of Life by Gary and Marie Ezzo

    ** Part three will be offered in other institute sessions

    The Holy Spirit | Book

    You know of Him, but do you know Him? The Spirit is frequently misunderstood, leaving many clueless about who He is and how He expresses Himself to us. The Holy Spirit is often portrayed as something “weird.” But the Bible makes it clear that the Spirit is not something. He is someone—a Person who has promised to never leave your side

    Required Books: The Holy Spirit: An Introduction by John Bevere

  • L.E.A.D II  Leaders Equipped and Discipled | Bible

    Requires successful completion of Core Classes for those that began attending after 1/23

    Whether you are a leader in your family, your church, or your business, understanding how to lead others is paramount. This includes: how to motivate others, how to equip and release others in their gifts. Also, look for those who do it better than you do.

    Required Books: The Bible

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