Deep Dive

Theology and the Mission of God

A new Deep Dive study this fall,
led by Eric Geiger

Theology and the Mission of God is an 8-week, group-discipleship experience focused on the study and application of core doctrines of the Christian faith. This course includes a participant workbook with 4 days of guided personal study per week designed to prepare you for meaningful weekly conversations.

Authored by Eric Geiger and Ed Stetzer, weekly sessions included….

  1. We Love God the Father (Theology)
  2. We Love God the Son (Christology)
  3. We Love God the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
  4. We Love God’s Word (Revelation/Bibliology)
  5. We Love God’s World (Creation/Anthropology)
  6. We Love the Gospel of God (Soteriology)
  7. We Love the People of God (Ecclesiology)
  8. We Love the Mission of God (Missiology)

Join Deep Dive: Theology and the Mission of God

This course is for everyone! Whether you are currently in a group or looking to connect with others throughout the course, there’s room for you to join at one of the locations below. While registration is free, you will receive information on purchasing your necessary participant workbook for $14.99 after you register.

Interested in running this course through your existing Life Group? Reach out to our groups team to learn more.


Author and Video Teacher, Live Teacher: Eric Geiger

Eric Geiger is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president for Lifeway Christian Resources. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including the best-selling church leadership book, Simple Church. Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, taking his daughters to the beach, and playing basketball.

Author and Video Teacher: Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the editor-in-chief of Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for bible study. He serves as teaching pastor of Highpoint Church, with several sites in the Chicago-land area.

Live Teacher: Jared Kirkwood

Jared Kirkwood is the Lead Pastor of Mariners Irvine, and oversees Rooted, Life Groups, and all adult ministries designed to help people become more like Jesus and fearlessly change the world. He has been at Mariners Church for 16 years and has served as the Junior High and High School Pastor, Lead Pastor for the Rooted Network, and as a Teaching Pastor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University and a master’s degree in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jared is married to his wife Kim, and they have two ridiculously awesome kids, Asher and Ellie. Jared loves traveling to new places, preparing a meal for friends, and attempting to be a decent golfer.

Live Teacher: Esther Chung

Esther is the Women’s Pastor at Mariners Church. She was born in Orange County, California but raised in Seoul, South Korea until she made her way back to the United States to further her studies. She received a BA in Christian Ministry at Biola University and MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology. Esther is a wife to David and mom to their daughter Kinsley and recently had their second, Jacob Ezekiel who went to be with the Lord ten hours after birth. She is eternally grateful for the kindness of God shown to her through the Gospel and is passionate about others encountering this same God. As a family, they enjoy spending time together and going on spontaneous staycations to explore the beautiful state of California and beyond.

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