This course begins the discussion of God’s purpose as defined through doctrine. It may be completed as a small group or a self study.

Doctrine is a ‘container of beliefs ‘ in which is contained our faith, not to restrict us but to help us understand the nature of God and His function in the world so we can be imitators of Christ.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of doctrine.
  2. Describe the difference between core and adiaphra doctrine.
  3. Understand and describe how Scripture helps define doctrine with reference to John 1:1-18; Genesis 1:1-3; Philippians 2:1-11; and Mark 1:1-45

Course Materials

Individual / Small Group Study

Layreaders are encouraged to attend group events if possible, however, this course can be completed via self study or with a small local group.

Course Evaluation

Once you have completed this course, either by yourself or with a group, please submit the course evaluation form, either online or send paper copy to:
Warden of Layreaders
168 Church Street,
Fredericton NB E3B 4C9