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What Is Discipleship Institute?

Discipleship Institute (DI) is our version of Sunday School. But it’s not your typical Sunday School. Cedar Crest takes seriously the biblical concept of discipleship, which means becoming more like Christ in every facet of our lives. Every DI class is carefully crafted with this purpose in mind.

DI exists to enhance our understanding and practice of biblical discipleship.

Sunday mornings @ 8:45 AM


Discipleship Pastor: Chris Von Holt

Phone: 610-432-2200


Winter Class Offerings

Below is the list of Discipleship Institute classes we are offering this Winter. Classes begin January 8, 2023.

Location: Rooms 42/44

Who is God? What is God? These are questions the world can’t answer. Unfortunately, the current evangelical church finds itself struggling to answer them too. If we don’t know God, we can’t worship Him, commune with Him, or know ourselves. With an aim of being faithful to Scripture, intently accessible, and immensely applicable, this course will give you a deeper understanding of the God we worship. 

Teachers: Dan Waterman & Chris Von Holt

Dan graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and then from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.  Dan is employed as a district manager for Securitas Security Services. Dan and his wife Kristina have been attending CCBFC for more than 26 years.  They have been married for 32 years, have 11 children, and four grandchildren. Dan currently serves as an elder, occasionally preaches, and has been teaching adult and high school Sunday school/DI classes for many years.

Formerly the Pastor of Student Ministry, Chris has recently transitioned to Discipleship Pastor, overseeing the curriculum and teaching of Cedar Crest’s ministries. He and his wife Courtney have been married for eight years and are raising three young children. Chris is currently working towards his Master of Divinity through Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist University. Chris enjoys teaching theology and helping others apply it in their daily walk.

Location: Rooms 41/43

In a culture luring us to worship lesser loves, it’s more important than ever to cling to our assurance in Jesus Christ by seeing Him truly and clearly. In this course on Hebrews, be amazed afresh by the unique God-man, our Great High Priest who alone atoned for our sins and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice. 

Teacher: Blair Wade

Having studied at Wheaton College and Case Western Reserve University, to be a chemical engineer, Blair has spent the past 34 years working in industrial water treatment in sales, sales management, sales operations and innovation marketing. In these roles he frequently taught and presented for his company.  Blair and his wife Donna have been married for 38 years.  Having raised four now married children, they currently enjoy eight grandchildren.  Previously at Cedar Crest, Blair has taught DI Apologetics and Gospel Freedom and Forgiveness.

Location: Room 5

Nowhere are the disastrous effects of “my truth, your truth” more apparent than in the sexual revolution. Our culture’s view on sex and gender couldn’t be further removed from its biblical moorings. This class will endeavor to return us to God’s original design and roles for men and women in the family, the church, and society. 

Teacher: Glenn Felty

Glenn served at Cedar Crest BFC for 15 years (leadership training and missions) where he was Senior Associate Pastor until retiring in July 2018. Prior to that he spent 13 years as an MK school principal in Venezuela, 10 years as Sr. Pastor of Grace Church in Clifton, NJ, and 13 years as Church Relations Director for TEAM in Wheaton, IL. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Columbia International University, Houghton College, and Azusa Pacific University. He plays tennis for exercise and fishes for relaxation. Glenn and his wife Shirley have been married 56 years. 

Location: Fellowship Hall

Everything rises and falls on leadership. The growing rebellion against God that currently plagues our culture can be traced to the top influences of society. When leaders reject God and his principles for life and morality, their actions flow downstream and affect the people. This class will examine God’s justice in punishing a sinful nation and his mercy in delivering them from oppression when they repent and return to him. 

Teacher: Dave Allen

David is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Bible (now Carin Univ), holds a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary, completed coursework at Jerusalem University College, the Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught college courses at both PCB and Lancaster Bible College, started and led the Family Bible Institute at CCBFC, was the chairman of the Board of Lehigh Christian Academy, and has been involved in various forms of the pastorate (including at CCBFC) since 1979. He is currently the Executive Director of the Bible Fellowship Church. Married to Donna for 49 years, they have two sons (Derric and Darian ) who married CCBFC girls (Becky Smith and Debbie Cassel), and four grandchildren. He and Donna reside outside of Kutztown, about 1/2 mile from the new Orchard Hills BFC church, but still a member at CCBFC!

Location: Room 6

To raise up biblical leaders, it’s necessary to reflect on past stalwarts of the faith and learn from them. By studying John Piper’s biographical book 21 Servants of Sovereign, this class will explore the lives of extraordinary men whose suffering led them into deeper joy with Christ.

Teacher: John LoRusso

John joined the staff in September 2016 after serving the church as a deacon, elder, and missionary. He graduated from Cairn University and directs our Outreach (Global, Local & Church Planting) and Men’s ministries. John loves people and desires to see them immersed in Christian fellowship; strengthening their walk with Jesus and loving and serving one another in ways that express a vibrant witness to the lost. John and his wife Nancy have three married children and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Child Care

Child Care will be available during Discipleship Institute time.

For Parents: Children’s classes are provided for ages Nursery-5th grade, Middle School, and High School.

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