Online Lay Servant class - Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation
Time & Date
Event Dates:October 29, 2018 - November 09, 2018
CT - Central Time
Audience: Lay Leaders Men Older Adult Single Adult Women Young Adult
Is your Bible Study group or adult Sunday School class ready to take their biblical study to a deeper level? Ready to step away from a published guide to do their own research and interpretation? Ready to be open to new understandings that can be applied within their own context? This course might be just what you need! In this Advanced Lay Servant course, participants will gain an understanding of biblical interpretation and why it is important, develop skills in interpreting the Bible message, practice biblical interpretation in a group setting, and explore the use of relevant study resources.
The course will use the book Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap*, which asks key questions about scripture, readers of the Bible, and how those two interact. It covers both the interpretation method and gives examples of its application. Participants will work through private journals, discussion board questions, and video lectures to cover the ten contact hours of engagement with the course leader, and will have many opportunities to connect with and learn from each other. If you have any questions, please email the course leader.
*PLEASE NOTE: The required book for this course is a 235-page college-level textbook. The course leader strongly recommends participants purchase and read the book in advance in order to have a more enjoyable course experience. If your current schedule doesn’t allow you to read the book in advance, please register for a future offering of the course. This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries and qualifies for 10 contact hours for Lay Speakers. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $65
***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***