Polkville Baptist Church
Thursday, July 19, 2018
to know HIM and to make HIM known




PBC: How to Be a Christian 101 Course Description

PBC: Christian 101. This course is for anyone desiring to become a Christian.

Every Christian needs to have a basic understanding of Christianity.  Also Christians should have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.  This course will guide believers into a personal relationship with God, and equip Christians to fight spiritual battles.


The overall objective of this course is to acquaint the students with an understanding of the core beleifs. By the end of this course the student will understand how to have a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe. Specific objectives include:

     To encourage new believers to grow spiritually.

    To describe their life before Christ, how they met Christ, and their new life now in Christ.

    To familiarize new believers with the Bible and basic principles every Christian should practice.

    To equip new believers to share thier faith.

     To identify the five major purpsoes in life.

    To involve new believers in a local church.

Instructor: Luke Beam
Church Office: 704.583.7464
Pastor:  Rick Hamrick
Mailing address: 
PO Box 245
Polkville, North Carolina 28136


There are no specific prerequisites for this course other than the desire to grow spiritually.


There is no comprehensive textbook for this class. All of the class readings will be posted on the web site. However, this does not prevent one from using a variety of other resources. There are hundreds of books and other library resources available on the topics studied in this course.

If you contact the church office you can recieve a free copy of Beginning Steps, an excellent growth guide for new Christians.

Another resource you can purchase is The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.


    1. Weekly worksheets.  There will be a weekly worksheet or activity sheet on most weeks to be completed. This is to help guide your reading and viewing of on-line materials. These worksheets are to be submitted via mail, fax or electronic mail within one week of the date listed on the topical outline (e-mail attachments are prefered). Worksheet 1 will be due on week 2, worksheet 2 will be due on week 3, etc. From time to time questions will be given to you via e-mail and you are to respond.


     2.  A one page paper titled "My Life Before and After Christ" is required. This is to be turned in during the third week of class and should reflect substantial thought.




1. Each week you will click on the class link that corresponds to that week. You should complete the lesson some time during that week.

2. When you go the the weekly lesson, you are to first view the list of topics for the lesson. This is your guide as to what you should learn.

3.  One of the benefits of taking a course on-line is the opportunity to experience a multitude of varied materials found on the Internet. Under the list of learning activities there will be a list of web sites, journal articles, papers and other materials to be reviewed. In this class we try to utilize the power of the World Wide Web (WWW). You are to visit each site that is listed under the learning activities and read or view the materials. For some of the materials, you night  need to have the Acrobat Reader on your computer. If you don't have this program, it can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

4. On most weeks you will complete a worksheet that relates to the weekly lesson. That is to be completed and e-mailed to the instructor of record for the course.  You might want to print out the worksheet early in the lesson and then refer to it as you complete the various learning activities.

5. You should establish a standard time every week to work on this class and then do it if you are taking the course on the web.  You should also establish a daily time to just hang out with God.