FOOTHILLS ACADEMY
LIVE OUT GOD’S MISSION IN YOUR WORLD.

Program Overview

Foothills Academy exists to equip you in living out God’s mission in your current life/ministry context by providing an environment to grow through education, mentoring and serving. F.A. is a three year program consisting of six fundamental seminary level courses that will grow you in your understanding of who God is, guide discussion for mentorship and provide application within your service.


Classes


2018–19


HERMENEUTICS
with Sam Parsons
An introduction to the principles and practice of biblical interpretation.
September 10–December 17
Mondays 6:15–8PM
Room 207/208

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
with Dillon Barber
An overview of Genesis through Malachi.
January 14–May 6
Mondays 6:15–8PM
Room 207/208

2019–20


SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 1
with Sam Parsons
An explanation and rationalization for systematic theology, description of some major protestant theological systems, and the doctrines of scripture, God, humanity, and sin.

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
with Dillon Barber
An detailed overview of the gospels through Revelation.

2020–21


SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 2
with Dillon Barber
Teaching on Christ, Salvation, the Church, and last things.

APOLOGETICS
with Sam Parsons
An introductory class to Christian Apologetics.


Mentorship & Service Expectations

FA values education that equips one to live God’s mission in your world (i.e. your ministry, your vocation, your family). Therefore, FA believes mentoring and service are essential elements that aid in that goal. Every student in FA needs to currently be serving within the local church so that they have a context in which to apply what they are learning. In addition, every student needs to be open to or currently involved in a mentoring relationship, either by mentoring or by being mentored. This mentoring relationship helps the transmission of what you learn in FA classes to travel from the head to the heart through accountability and growth. 


About Your Teachers


Sam Parsons

Pastor of Adult Ministry
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Samuel Parsons was born and raised in Placerville, California.  He has been married to his wife, Britton since May 2007 and have one son named Rayland.  Sam has a Bachelor of Science degree from CSU Sacramento with a major in Criminal Justice and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary with an emphasis in Philosophy of Religion. He is currently working on his Doctorate from Denver Seminary. Sam loves God, his wife, and fly fishing.

Dillon Barber

Pastor Of Missions & Outreach
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Pastor Dillon grew up in Auburn, California.  He has been married to his wife, Kristen since 2002. They have three children together, Anna, Colin and Elsie.  Dillon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from CSU, Chico (2003) and a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (2006).



Application Process

1 // Click the “apply now” button below and fill out the online application.
2 // Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of acceptance via email.
3 // The acceptance email will have the link to sign up for the first semester’s class.
4// You will get an email prior to the start of each semester to sign up for that semester’s class.

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Questions? Contact Pastor Sam at sam@cotf.org or (530) 677–3057.