Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith is a simple, online video course that we’ve created to serve new Christians who are eager to learn and grow in their faith.

Understanding of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity is an important and life-giving part of following Jesus, and our hope is that this video series will serve as a helpful first step in your lifelong journey of faith.

This series is comprised of 10 short videos which feature Pastor Matt Donley teaching core Christian beliefs. All you have to do to get started is click on the videos below and work your way through at your own pace. Each video lesson includes a simple PDF study guide, which you have the ability to access by clicking the download link.

  • part 1: The Triune God

    God exists as one Godhead in three persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explains the Triune nature of God, and lays a foundation that will help you gain a better practical understanding of this complex aspect of who God is.

    Part 1 Study Guide

  • Part 2: salvation

    We are all born as natural sinners in need of a Savior. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explains why Jesus is the only One who can save us, and how we can be certain that we have been saved by grace through faith.

    Part 2 Study Guide

  • part 3: baptism

    Water baptism is one of the core Christian sacraments. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explains the history and significance of baptism, and why it’s an important rite for every follower of Jesus.

    Part 3 Study Guide

  • Part4: Communion

    Communion is a core sacrament of Christianity, and serves as a worshipful act of remembrance for all who follow Jesus. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explains the origin and importance of communion.

    Part 4 Study Guide

  • part 5: the bible

    Scripture is the inspired Word of God, and it’s as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Many people have some sort of reference point for what the Bible is, but not everyone understands why the Bible is so significant and central to our lives. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley expounds upon the history of the Bible and how it is still changing lives today.

    Part 5 Study Guide

  • part 6: prayer

    Prayer is powerful, important, and life changing. While prayer can feel simple at times, it can also feel complex and mysterious, especially as a new Christian. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley expounds upon what prayer is and gives you practical guidance on how you can grow in your prayer life.

    Part 6 Study Guide

  • part 7: worship

    What exactly is worship and why do we do it? In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explains the importance, purpose, and meaning of true worship.

    Part 7 Study Guide

  • part 8: christian relationships

    The people you choose to spend your time with have an enormous impact on your identity, values, goals and growth. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explores why strong, healthy, godly relationships are a crucial part of your Christian walk.

    Part 8 Study Guide

  • part 9: Generosity

    Generosity is an important core value of our faith. In this video, Pastor Matt Donley explores why living a generous life is so valuable, and gives you practical tools to help you become a more generous person.

    Part 9 Study Guide

  • part 10: Baptism of the holy spirit

    The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an incredible, supernatural gift that is available to every follower of Jesus. But what is it, really? In this video, Pastor Matt answers some of the common questions people have surrounding this powerful spiritual reality.

    Part 10 Study Guide

Bible Reading Plan

Reading the Word of God is an important and eternally valuable part of following Jesus, but it can feel like a daunting task if you’re not sure where to start. If you’re looking for a practical way to jumpstart a routine Bible reading plan, we invite you to try one of the following approaches:

  • Begin reading the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John is the fourth book of the New Testament, and it brings the incredible story of scripture to life in a fresh, personal and powerful way. Whether you read one chapter a day or read the entire thing on one sitting, you’re sure to be impacted, encouraged, blessed and challenged as you discover the heart of Christ through the eyes of one of His dearest friends and disciples, John.

  • Download the YouVersion Bible App for free on your smartphone or device, or survey the multitude of free study resources available at To explore and discover a Bible reading plan that is perfect for you, click here!

Making the Word of God a routine part of your life will transform your heart, renew your mind, refresh your soul, and give you divine direction for your life. We encourage you to make it a part of your daily life. We know that when you do, you will begin to see the evidence of God’s presence, voice and activity in your life increase like never before!