Systematic Theology

Connecting the Dots of Doctrine in the Bible 

Course Overview

This course will offer a summary of Christian teaching that covers a multitude of Christian beliefs. This course offers precise descriptions without sacrificing depth in a way that is beneficial for church leaders and churches.

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Course Outline

The Word of God
How to Use the Bible
What is the Name and Nature of God?
God is Creator and Sustainer
Who is the Trinity? (3 parts)
What are the Attributes of God?
What is Heaven?
What is Hell?
What are Demons, Angels, and Spiritual Warfare?
We are Made in God’s Image
We are Born Sinners
The Work of Christ
The Process of Salvation (2 parts)
Metaphors for the Church
Purposes of the Church (2 parts)
The Structure of the Church
The Return of Christ
Theories of the End Times
The New Jerusalem / Conclusion

Recommended Textbook

Concise Theology

A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs

by J.I. Packer

Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly 100 major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian.

Course Professor

Matt McCraw

Matt McCraw is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Bartow, Florida. Matt has served in a variety of local church roles, including student ministry, missions, and pastoral ministry. Matt has a bachelor’s degree from Boyce College and a doctorate in education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with his wife and kids. 

Online Learning

You can access your course at any time on any device. You do not need to install an app or download software.


This course is part of a full certification track offered by Church Answers University. See available certifications here.

5 hours

This course contains five hours of on-demand video that can be started and resumed at any time.

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Course available individually or with certification

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