Welcome to the first ever Trinity University, where we will be offering four different courses on a variety of Biblical subjects completely free of cost to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the Word in an entirely new way!
 
The aim of Trinity University is to educate each student in a specific subject directly related to the Bible or using the Bible as a primary resource, within a structured, college-like environment.
 
Thursday Evenings this Fall Beginning September 7
6:30–7:30 p.m. on the Trinity Campus
There is no cost to attend.
 
Registration is required for these courses.
Please note: Each class meets simultaneously. It is only possible to register for one course.
 
Information about each course and teacher biographies can be found below, along with a link for registration.
 

Course Catalog

 
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EXODUS: THE LORD & HIS PILGRIMS

REV. TERRY BROWN
ROOM 302
 
In Genesis 15, God promised to give the entire land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham. That is a promise that would not be broken; however, this land that was occupied throughout by the Canaanites would not simply be handed over to them. 
 
Through belief, courage, and faithfulness they would have to conquer it. When they exhibited and acted upon these traits, they were victorious. When they did not – they failed.
 
In this study of the book of Exodus, we will be considering and dissecting Israel’s victories and their defeats with the intention of conquering all the spiritual territory that we have been promised in our own lives….as individuals, as families, and as a church.      
 
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DISCOVERING THE BIBLE

The adventure that lasts a lifetime!
A Project of the Christian History Institute
 
MRS. AUDREY BURCKHALTER
ROOM 300
 
This series is designed as an introduction to becoming better acquainted with the Bible–what it is, how we got it, and how to use it.
 
Since the scriptures are rooted and grounded in history, basic Biblical archaeology will also be included in the lesson outlines.
 
Numerous materials, student handouts and worksheets, maps, and special presentations are used to explore and renew our love of the world’s greatest book.
 
Remember: Bible study is like eating potato chips. You can’t stop with one!
 
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BASIC CHRISTIANITY

DR. STEVE HARRIS
ROOM 301
 
Every discipline known to man operates around a basic set of truths and understandings. Without a firm grip on these fundamentals, it becomes impossible to improve, grow, and progress. The same is true of the Christian life.
 
Basic Christianity is a class aimed at examining in the Word and applying in the walk, doctrines and tenants foundational to the Christian faith. We will consider such things as the cross, the resurrection, prayer, faith, and the work of the Holy Spirit.
 
Whether you are a mature Christian or one simply beginning the journey, this course of study will yield fresh insight and encouragement for every day. Come and join us as we get back to the Basics of Christianity!
 
Scripture Focus: Romans 1–8
 
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REACHING OTHERS IN WORLD RELIGIONS

MR. DAVID MEDLIN
ROOM 303
 
Using the Christian Holy Bible as a guide, this class is aimed at helping Christians better understand world religions and how they differ from Christianity.
 
Additionally, it will teach the student how to witness to people practicing these religions and instill in them confidence to share the Gospel with other believers.
 
This course will be a “minimester” of six weeks.
 

About Our Teachers

 
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REV. TERRY BROWN
 
Terry Brown was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania and came to a saving knowledge of the Lord, Jesus Christ, in 1976 as a junior in college. 
 
He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial arts education from Millersville State University and a Master of Divinity from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia. 
 
Terry was ordained in 1990 and is currently affiliated with the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregation Christian Churches. He has been both a part-time and full-time pastor at three separate churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia and has taught in both public and private schools for over thirty years. 
 
This Fall will mark his 26th year as a teacher in the public school system and his fifth year teaching engineering at East Henderson High School. 
 
His wife, Linda, has been the Director of Academic Support at Asheville Christian Academy since 2005. This past August they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. They have one son, Jonathan, who is pursuing a degree in Journalism.
 
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MRS. AUDREY BURCKHALTER
 
Audrey Burckhalter brings to the classroom a wealth of teaching experience, Biblical knowledge, and a lifelong commitment to Christian Education.
 
In 1949, she was saved under the ministry of Dr. T.W. Wilson at Ben Lippen Conference. Her high school Sunday school teacher, Eleanor Phillips, at First Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee, inspired her to teach God’s Word for forty years. 
 
She attended Bob Jones University and Dallas Theological Seminary. An ordained elder, she has served on three sessions and chaired the Christian Education ministry.
 
Her background includes travel to all seven continents, president of Presbyterian Women, author, writer, theater, artist, and a 53 year membership with PEO and DAR.
 
She and Ollie have been married twelve years. Between them they have five children, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
 
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DR. STEVE HARRIS
 
Dr. Stephen E. Harris is a dynamic preacher and teacher of the Word of God who has been in the pastoral ministry for well over 40 years.
 
He holds degrees from Fruitland Baptist College, Mars Hill College, and a Master of Divinity as well as a Doctor of Theology from Covington Theological Seminary.
 
Pastor Steve, as most who know him call him, is the Pastor Emeritus of Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church—a body that experienced dynamic, kingdom growth during his 36-year ministry there from 1974 until 2010.
 
He is also the interim pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Black Mountain, serving by assisting the body there in finding the next step God has for them in light of their wonderful heritage.
 
Pastor Steve has been married to his lovely wife Sandra for 56 years. He has a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, Stacey—both of whom currently serve the Lord on staff at Trinity of Fairview. He also has six grandchildren whom he loves very deeply.
 
Pastor Steve loves to travel; enjoy a fine, home-cooked meal; study the Word; and walk daily with the Holy Spirit. He is a man given much to prayer. His skill as a pastor, preacher, and teacher are extraordinary.
 
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MR. DAVID MEDLIN
 
David Medlin is a member of Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church.
 
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in religion (Biblical Studies) from Liberty University, 2014, and will be graduating in December 2017 with a Master of Christian Ministry from North Greenville University.
 
David has taught various Sunday school classes throughout the years.
 
He is married to Kimberly, who has been an elementary school teacher for 26 years.
 
 
If you require assistance with registration, please call the church office (828) 628-1188.
 

Want to Know More?

For further information regarding Trinity University, email us at info@trinityoffairview.org.
 
You may also call or leave a voicemail at the church office (828) 628-1188, and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.