Faith Bible Institute

FBI is a 10 month course designed to challenge men and women in their growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.  During the course participants will study doctrine, memorize scripture, discuss the characteristics of a healthy church, do character studies of leaders in Scripture, and work on a personal growth project.

Leaders Elder and Deacons

LEAD is a follow up course after FBI designed to prepare men to serve the church as leaders, elders and deacons.  During the course participants will memorize scripture, discuss aspects of godly leadership, be mentored by an elder or deacon, and participate in leadership meetings (as is appropriate).

Recommended Resources for LEAD and FBI

Books Assigned for FBI Course

  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever
  • Transforming Prayer, by Daniel Henderson

General Doctrinal Resources

The Study of Scripture

  • Why I Preach That the Bible is Literally True, by W.A. Criswell
  • Biblical Inspiration, by I. Howard Marshall
  • Standing on the Rock, by James Montgomery Boice
  • How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth, by Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart

Theology Proper

  •  Knowing God, by J. I. Packer
  • Delighting in the Trinity, by Michael Reeves

The History and Discussion of Biblical Translation

  • A Brief History of English Bible Translations, by Laurence M. Vance
  • God’s Word into English, by Dewey M. Beegle
  • The Word of God in English, by Leland Ryken
  • “How We Got The Bible” charts from Rose Publishing
  • The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning, by Harry Y. Gamble

Pneumatology – Study of the Holy Spirit

  • Forgotten God, by Francis Chan

Trials & Suffering

  • Grace Grows Best in Winter, by Margaret Clarkson
  • Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges
  • The Invisible Hand, by R.C. Sproul
  • God of the Valley: A Journey Through Grief, by Steve Griffiths

Spiritual Growth

  • The Twin Pillars of the Christian Life, by Wayne Mack and Joshua Mack
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald Whitney
  • Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, by Donald Whitney
  • The Cross Centered Life, by CJ Mahaney
  • A Gospel Primer for Christians, by Milton Vincent
  • The Practice of Godliness, by Jerry Bridges
  • The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
  • A Praying Life, by Paul Miller
  • Praying with Paul, by D.A. Carson
  • Praying the Bible, by Donald Whitney

God’s Sovereignty in Salvation & the Gospel

  • The Five Points of Calvinism, by Steele, Thomas, & Quinn
  • Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer
  • Chosen by God, by RC Sproul
  • Saved by Grace, by Anthony Hoekema
  • The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by John Owen
  • Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation, edited by E. Gordon Rupp and Philip S. Watson
  • The Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel
  • The Sovereignty of God, by A. W. Pink
  • The Glory of God’s Grace, by James Montgomery Boice

Sin, God’s Grace, Sanctification & the Gospel

  • Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin, by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
  • Righteous Sinners, by Ron Julian
  • The Glory of God’s Grace, by James Montgomery Boice
  • The Discipline of Grace, by Jerry Bridges
  • The Explicit Gospel, by Matt Chandler
  • The Good News We Almost Forgot, by Kevin DeYoung


  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism, by Robert Coleman
  • Evangelism Explosionby D. James Kennedy
  • The Way of the Masterwith Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort
  • Questioning Evangelism, by Randy Newman
  • Two Ways to Live, by Matthias Media
  • Tell It Often – Tell it Well, by Mark McCloskey
  • How Shall We Reach Them, by Michale Green & Alister McGrath
  • Out of the Salt Shaker & Into the World, by Rebecca Pippert

The Church

  • What is a Healthy Church?, by Mark Dever
  • What is a Healthy Church Member?, by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  • The Transforming Community, by Mark Lauterbach
  • Church Revitalization from the Inside Out, by Robert Stuart
  • The Church, by Edmund Clowney
  • A Peculiar People, by Rodney Clapp
  • Why We Love the Church, by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck
  • Building Up One Another, by Gene Getz


The Ministry of Women in the Church

  • Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, edit. by John Piper and Wayne Grudem


Resources in relation to Spiritual Leadership:

Church Office Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm


Faith Bible Fellowship Church

140 Harleysville Pike,

Harleysville, PA 19438



Phone - 215-256-6026

Email - office@faithbfc.org