This Core Quality refers to diligently and carefully studying the Bible and professional resources for continuous personal growth in Christ.


  • Well-read

  • Prepared academically

  • Comprehensive Biblical knowledge

  • Masters exegesis, hermeneutics, and relevant application

  • Comprehensive and well-integrated doctrinal knowledge

  • Current on best practices of ministry

  • Seeks member feedback/assessment for continual professional growth

  • Fulfills continuing education requirements

  • Develops church as a thinking and learning community