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Bible Courses

A Bible Class for Girls
Suggested Age

11-18

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose

God’s Word is an inexhaustible, vast, priceless treasure because the Bible contains God’s very words to us. One saint of old spoke of Scripture as letters from Almighty God, and in reading these letters we “learn the heart of God in the words of God.” Bible study is so much more than a dry academic study. The Word awes us with its brilliance, captivates us with its poetic beauty, astounds us with its wisdom, and draws us nearer to the Lord. It is no wonder in Psalm 119 the Psalmist pours out His love for the Word of God with words such as these, “Your Word I have treasured in my heart,” Your Word is “better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces,” Your words “are the joy of my heart,” “my heart stands in awe of Your words,” and “I love Your Word exceedingly.”


The deeper we dig, the more we uncover such extraordinary things. One pastor put it this way, “The Word of God is like a deep mine, filled with precious treasures; but the believer must put forth effort to discover its riches. It takes careful reading and study, prayer, meditation, and obedience to mine the treasures of the Word of God; and the Holy Spirit of God is willing to assist us. Why are we so negligent when this great wealth lies so near at hand?" (Warren Wiersbe)


The aim of this class is twofold. First, this class is designed to inculcate the life-giving habit of being in God’s Word on a daily basis. Recent research studies overwhelmingly demonstrate that the greatest single factor in a person’s spiritual growth is daily consistent time alone reading the Word of God. Second, this class is designed to dig deep into one book of the Bible. We will learn the truth that we cannot exhaust the Word of God.

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • The Bible

  • Jesus is the Joy of Life: A One Year Course of Study in Philippians by Doreen Moore

Old Testament Survey 1
Suggested Age:

12 and up

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Purpose

The students will learn about the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy) as the foundation of the Old Testament. The students will also learn about the history of the Old testament through the reign of David. The students will be encouraged to memorize key old testament verses, to sharpen their swords in learning to carry out the work to which God has called them, and to grow in devotion to the Lord. Finally, the students will be given opportunities to practice the principles of inductive Bible study, helping them become strong in studying the primary text (the Bible) and not secondary texts (other writers).

 

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • Exploring the Old Testament 1 (Genesis through 2 Samuel) by Laura Swarbrick

  • Bible – New International Version

Psychology & Scripture
Suggested Age

14-18

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose

Jesus offers His followers an ‘abundant life’ in Him. And yet, why are so many of us weighed down with anxiety, depression, addictions and fear?

 

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, and while there are many theories on the topic, there is no better place to look than Scripture, where we discover who we are and what motivates our lives. The instructor will lead the class in exploring human thought processes and behavior in light of biblical truth.

 

This will be an excellent intro course in Psychology, while laying a solid biblical foundation for those interested in careers in counseling, social work, missions and ministry. This class will also serve as a catalyst for personal spiritual transformation for the student. Small group discussions, weekly journaling assignments and bible meditation will take the teachings and bring it to a personal level.

 

Topics include:

  • Our Unique Design: personality and learning styles

  • Brain processes: thought life and its effect on behavior

  • Relational Health: conflict resolution and the power of forgiveness

  • Disorders: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Depression

  • Community: connecting relationships as a foundation for emotional health

 

Curriculum/Materials
A Touch of Greatness: A Study in Daniel
Suggested Age

13 and up

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose
  • To study the book of Daniel with an eye for preparing students to successfully walk with God through a life in which non believers and godless patterns of behavior often times heavily influence the cultures in which we live.

  • To better understand God’s vision of greatness: helpful love and service – not selfish ambition.

  • To understand that it is possible to be both godly and successful in this life.

  • To notice that Daniel was more successful than his peers precisely because of his relationship with God.

  • To notice Daniel’s trust in God’s word as a reliable source of knowledge that is pertinent to real life: to recognize that faith and science don’t exclude one another, but that God’s word is the first and most reliable authority.

  • Also to understand that through our relationship with God and through humility, anyone can live out greatness in God’s Kingdom, that nobody is disqualified.

  • To understand God’s love for mankind as those created in His image, and to understand His heart to be reconciled to mankind.

  • To notice that through seasons of brokenness, God restores people to the greatness for which He created us all.

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • A Touch of Greatness – A study in Daniel by David Swarbrick II


  • Bible – Any generally recognized version

     

     

 

Going Deep: Youth Discipleship
Suggested Age

12-18

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose

This course will cycle every 3 years, with a student able to enter the cycle at any time.

We know that good things happen when young people interact with the word. Because of this, we will focus on the 4 ways Christians interact with the Word: reading, studying, pondering, and memorizing.

 

  • Students will read one chapter per day, 6 days per week for 34 weeks (44 will be provided).

  • Students will study and discuss one topic per week in class, looking at 8-12 different passages.

  • Students will memorize 1 verse / passage per week for 34 weeks.

  • Students will have weekly assignments to encourage reflection and integration of thinking.

 

Class time will be highly interactive as the students read through passages in class and discuss them as a group. This course is designed to be personally challenging and not academically stressful. The goal is not only to give students an opportunity to work through a significant quantity of information but also to give them ample opportunity to wrestle with God’s truth.

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • Will be provided by the instructor.

     

God, What is Your Name? Lord Teach Me to Pray!
Suggested Age

8-12

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose

This class will take the children through two Precept Ministries studies written for kids. The first, "God, What Is Your Name?", will be taught fall semester. The second, "Lord Teach Me To Pray!", will be taught in the spring. Both studies introduce the students to the inductive bible study method. This course will also encourage the students to cultivate daily habits of bible reading and prayer with the expectation of developing a personal and rewarding friendship with God.

 

Curriculum/Materials
Inductive Study of the Gospel of John
Suggested Age

12-18

 

Prerequisites

none

 

Process/Purpose

Geared toward upper Middle and High School Students, this course introduces students to the inductive method of Bible study, by moving slowly and prayerfully through the Gospel of John. Students will be expected to spend daily time in the Word and keep a journal. Class time will be spent sharing the insights students and teacher have gleaned from their personal time with the Lord during the week. Praying together and for each other will also be a primary focus of class time.

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • The Bible

  • Journal

  • A package of colored pencils or pens

  • one small grain of faith (Provided)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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