Study To Show Yourself Approved Unto God

Elder Robert L. Matthews Bible Institute

EQUIPPING people for eternity.

Due to COVID-19, all classes are postponed until Fall semester. 

Bible Institute Class Location:

Frederick Douglass High School

8000 Croom Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Please Register For One Class Per Semester


How To Study The Bible For Yourself

Instructor: R. Kevin Matthews

You will learn to study the Bible for yourself book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. In addition to performing word studies in Hebrew and Greek, you will discover methods of reading, interpreting and memorizing the scriptures in the Bible. You will become proficient in using biblical tools such as Strong’s Concordance, Vine’s Dictionary, Bible Commentaries, and much more. You will (1) Be motivated to enhance your biblical knowledge through daily devotional reading; (2) Comprehend the importance and difference between the Old and New Testament and (3) Understand facts concerning the origin of the whole Bible.


Five-Fold Ministry

Instructor: Brenda Jordan

The class is a comprehensive study of the five-fold ministry. In this course you will learn the purpose and the function of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. This class will also help you to understand that not everyone is called to the five-fold ministry; however, everyone has been given a special gift to do ministry within the Body of Christ.


God’s Plan For Your Life: Vision & Destiny

Instructor: Max Manning

This life-changing class will help you to discover who you are as God’s creation and His vision for your life. In this course, you will discover your spiritual gift assignment, understand your temperament and develop your personal vision statement, mission, goals and your life plan. You will also learn how to use your spiritual gifts and temperament for effective service in life and in ministry.


Book Of Ephesians

Instructor: Sylvia McMorris

This is an in-depth study of Ephesians with attention to doctrinal truths about the church and practical teaching for Christian living. Students will gain a greater knowledge of this book as well as what it teaches about Christ’s church, foster a heightened appreciation of the privilege of being added to the Lord’s church and be exhorted to live lives which benefit the name Christian.


New Testament Survey

Instructor: Shuwanda Williams

The purpose of the New Testament Survey is to introduce you to a basic understanding and lead you to an inquiring study of the New Testament. You will be learning information about the social, historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds of the early church. Since this course is an introductory course, our survey review of each area will be limited; however, you will be acquiring confidence in your ability to understand and think theologically about the New Testament and its continuing importance for the modern Christian Church. You will understand how the scriptural foundations found in the New Testament can serve as a resource for you to live out the abundant life God has so ordained. If you are new Christian, it will give you an appetite to study the Word with more diligence. For those experienced in the faith, it will open up new truths to keep you growing in your Christian faith. Wherever you are in your Christian development, the class will meet you at your point of need.


Now Faith Is

Instructor: David Perry

You will learn how to develop an active faith – a faith that gets results.  You will discover methods of overcoming the visible world that presses in from all sides, demanding our attention.  You will become proficient in how to receive and release your faith based on biblical principles.  Faith is the currency of Heaven. You will:

  • Learn that God desires to overcome our limits with His limitless ability;
  • Come to know that what we believe determines what we are able to receive;
  • Understand the creative power of the Spoken Word in our mouth;
  • Learn the Language of Faith;
  • Understand our uniqueness and how to increase the measure of faith prescribed to us; and
  • Learn to be spiritually conscious of your foundation and focus.



Instructor: Kaletus McCain

Morning Class – 10:00 am – Noon


TSHICC Church Office

7611 South Osborne Road Suite 104 

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 

In this class we will discuss the fundamental Christian truths formulated in a way that will increase your understanding of the Bible, biblical sacraments and sacred traditions. We will explore the lives of the saints and explain how they serve as our guide to live as God intended us. Also we will explore the principles of the Christian religion in the form of questions and answers and explore both a knowledge of the scriptures and its doctrines so that you will understand what we believe, why we believe and where it is taught in The Word. Overall, the goal of this class is to discuss our faith so that you may be firmly grounded in God our Father and in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Building A Godly Character

Instructor: Lynne Marie Williams

This class is designed to help you (the participants) develop a more intimate relationship with God and developing His character. This class is also designed to help you identify with those Godly (and un-Godly) characteristics that influence your thoughts, your behaviors and your emotions.


How To Grow Spiritual Fruit In Your Life

Instructor: Percy Wiggins

Morning Class – 10:00 am – Noon


TSHICC Church Office

7611 South Osborne Road Suite 104 

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 

This course is designed to help students conduct an in depth study to gain knowledge and a practical understanding of the biblical foundation for how God works in them as individuals through the ministry of the Holy Spirit to grow an abundance of fruitfulness in their lives. By the conclusion of this course, students will have learned: · How they can bear spiritual fruit in their lives according to the Bible; · How to identify the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit as identified in Galatians 5:22-23; and · The biblical principles for how to cooperate with God’s divine intervention in their individual lives so that they can personally experience an abundance of spiritual fruitfulness.

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