Ezra Bible Institute is offering two new classes, which will be taught right here at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church. These are 'hybrid' style courses which provide the flexibility you need without sacrificing the advantages of learning in a group environment. Half of the sessions will be held over four or five Tuesday evenings here at church, while the other half will be completed online.
Courses start NEXT WEEK! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!
Course 1 - How to Read the Bible
This course will introduce students to the nature and history of the Bible, and this course will equip students with tools for better reading and interpreting the Bible. Objectives include:
Know the big story of the Bible.
Understand the basic history, nature, and structure of the Bible.
Be better equipped for reading the Bible responsibly.
Be able to identify unique genres and know how to interpret them.
The class will involve four classroom sessions. The remainder of the classes will include listening to about 7 hours of online lectures from a course entitled "How to Read the Bible" by George Guthrie (at biblicaltraining.org), weekly interaction with discussion questions through and online forum, and selected reading assignments. Students will also be encouraged select a particular Bible passage and present their interpretation of that passage as a paper and/or as a presentation to the class.
Course 2 - Missional Leadership
This course will provide you with an understanding of missional leadership and the tools to become a missional leader. Objectives include:
Gain an understanding of the principles of the missional movement in the early church and the areas of the world where the Christians are experiencing significant growth in discipleship.
Evaluate current principles of leadership through a biblical and missional lens.
Develop and apply missional leadership principles to the student’s current context for ministry.
The class will involve five classroom sessions. The remainder of the classes will include listening to about 3.5 hours of online lectures from a course entitled "Principles of Effective Leadership" by John Johnson (at biblicaltraining.org), weekly interaction with discussion questions through and online forum, and selected reading assignments. Students will also be encouraged to craft a missional project and provide a paper or presentation of this project to the class.
If you are interested in being included, let Pastor Chad know right away: firstname.lastname@example.org.