Jersey Institute

About Jersey Institute
The Jersey Institute exists to provide in-depth, God-centered, Bible-based training in knowledge of the Bible, theology, history, leadership development and spiritual formation. 

Current Course:

Paul's Three Missionary Journeys
Pastor John Hays leads this 7-week study of Paul's Three Missionary Journeys. Paul's journeys explore his missionary work, extend the reach of Christianity and show his perseverance through many challenges including arrest and imprisonment while continuing to spread the gospel. Catch up on weeks you may have missed and download notes and documents below.


Course Syllabus and Session Notes (includes timeline and map)
Suggested Resource: An Illustrated Guide to the Apostle Paul by Alan S. Bandy (available on Amazon)

Week One Discussion Questions
Week Two Discussion Questions
Map from Week Two
Week Three Handout (The Office of the Pope)
Week Three Discussion Questions
Week Four Handout (The Orthodox Church)
Week Four Notes from Pastor John
Week Four Discussion Questions
Week Five Notes from Pastor John
Week Five Discussion Questions
Map from Week 6 (Paul's Third Missionary Journey)
Week 7 Handout - Herod the Great's Family Tree
Week 7 Discussion Questions

Jersey Institute Courses

Spiritual Disciplines (2022)

Spiritual disciplines are practices found in Scripture that lead to spiritual growth. We are given them for the purpose of godliness, which brings us closer and into greater conformity to Christ. Come and find out the biblical foundation and ways to practice disciplines like prayer, Bible study, fasting, silence and solitude, and more.

Six-week course taught by Luke Rininger.


Bible Hermeneutics (2022)

An introduction to some of the principles and methods of biblical interpretation. There is nothing more foundational to our Christian faith than knowing how to interpret the Bible, which is God’s word to us. As such, we should desire to understand how to interpret it so we can know God, grow in truth, and be equipped to share His Word with others.

Six-week course taught by Todd Smeltzer and Luke Rininger.


Is the Bible Historically Reliable? (2021)

As Christians, we believe the Bible is the sole, infallible source of our faith, but can we trust the Bible as a reliable source for the events, teachings and doctrine that form the foundation of our faith? This course will address these issues from a historical and textual perspective, with the ultimate goal to affirm our faith, and equip us for modern, academic challenges to Christianity.

Taught by Tim Kelley and Matt Read


Creation and the Gospel with Jeremy Young (2021)

This 5-week course taught by Jeremy Young covers topics such as micro vs. macroevolution, how to logically seek Truth, and creation’s relevance to the gospel.


Prophecy Series with Jim Custer (2018)

Jersey Institute welcomes Pastor Jim Custer for a study on Prophecy. Prophecy is the study of what the Bible says is going to happen in the end times. How we understand prophecy has an impact on how we should live our lives and what we are to expect to occur into the future as God's plan. 


Creationism with Dr. John Whitmore (2018)

Dr. Whitmore takes us on a unique journey through time as we uncover the amazing mysteries of creation.


Sharing Jesus with Those Closest to You with Duke Heller (2018)

Duke Heller found himself on a journey of self-examination that changed his relationship with God and led to a lifestyle of wanting to help others share their faith.