There are several great reasons to commit to the Institute. First, there are unique benefits to devoting a particular season of your life to spiritual growth and laying biblical and theological foundations--many people will experience special seasons of growth through the process of devoted engagement over a year long period. Second, many Christians today lack holistic biblical and theological knowledge--being unable to express central Christian beliefs or understand the big story of the Bible--partly because these are genuinely difficult things to do. A dedicated season gives one space to deeply engage these issues in the context of the fellowship of believers. Finally, some may be in seasons where it would be especially helpful to do the Institute. For example, someone who has become a Christian in the last 5 years and wants to develop a solid foundation for their Christian life, or someone considering missions, full time ministry, or desires to be a lay elder in our church’s life would be in an ideal season to commit to the Institute.