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Charles Stanley Institute To Be Launched by In Touch Ministries To Provide ‘In-Depth Biblical Instruction’

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In Touch Ministries (ITM), founded by late preacher Dr. Charles Stanley, has announced the launch of the Charles Stanley Institute, a free online Christian learning platform. 

Stanley, who pastored First Baptist Church in Atlanta for five decades and launched ITM as a television and radio ministry in 1972, passed away in April 2023 at the age of 90. 

The Charles Stanley Institute will seek to build upon Stanley’s “legacy of faithful obedience to Jesus,” its website says, offering resources to help Christians “dive in deeper and learn to have the kind of relationship with Jesus you long for.”

“The Charles Stanley Institute is the disciple-training arm of In Touch Ministries,” the institute’s description reads. “It exists to provide believers like you with sound, Bible-based, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-filled instruction so you can know God, learn to listen to Him, and experience the abundant Christian life for which He created you.”

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Following Stanley’s passing, ITM, which is now under the leadership of president and CEO Phillip Bowen and a board of directors, indicated that it would continue not only to broadcast Stanley’s sermons but also to create new content “to reach the next generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

In a statement to the Christian Post (CP), ITM said that the Charles Stanley Institute will “become the disciple-training arm of ITM, providing seekers and believers with in-depth biblical instruction based on Dr. Stanley’s more than fifty years of inspirational messages.”

“In each class, students will begin with his sermons and then dive deeper into the spiritual truths he presented through new Scripture-centered materials—instructional videos, Bible studies, and leader guides—that explore his points further,” ITM went on to say. 

ITM COO Seth Grey celebrated the new initiative, saying, “Our partners are always telling us how much Dr. Stanley meant to their walk with God and how they want In Touch to keep going. That’s why we’re so excited about the Charles Stanley Institute.”

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Grey said that the Charles Stanley Institute was “the last big project Dr. Stanley signed off on before he passed away,” adding that Stanley was “thrilled by the thought of offering this kind of in-depth training to people.”