They are a series of four courses. Why should you take these courses?
Do you want to explore whether the Bible really is trustworthy?
Or be able to explain why you believe it?
Do you desire to know more of what is in it?
Or to understand the Big Picture story it contains?
Do you long to study it for yourself?
Or to lead a study based on the Bible itself, without a guide book?
Do you feel it's time to be teaching what you've learn…
But aren't sure how?
This might be your answer!
The Next Step Study series walks you through four courses that will equip you not only to answer some the hard questions, but to know where to go when you need to find answers. You'll observe the Bible's Big Picture story, understand how it fits together and how it impacts us today, and you'll walk away with the confidence and tools to explore God's Word for yourself. And then to go on to teach it, as God calls.
Eventually NSS will be a two year commitment that will walk you through each of the four steps then coach you through your first ventures into teaching and discipling. It includes regular Zoom meetings and a private Facebook group of folks on the journey with you.
You can register for an individual course or the entire journey.
Step #1: WHY the Bible?
In just four 30-ish minute discussions, you'll learn a few of the reasons you can be absolutely certain that the Bible you hold in your hands really is the Word of God, the words God spoke and wrote over the course of 1500 years, and still upholds today.
Sign up by Saturday, Nov 21 for FREE. Classes in the course will be available through the end of the year.Sign me up!
Step #2: WHAT is in the Bible?
With the help of a workbook called A God's View: Survey For Yourself the Bible's Big Picture (due out in early 2021), we'll journey through the whole Bible to view its Big Picture Story. In the process, we'll come to understand the Author more intimately as well as our own place in the story and our appropriate response. (Coming in early 2021!)
Step #3: HOW to study the Bible
Benefit from a camp- and seminary-trained Bible teacher with 35+ years of experience with a wide variety of situations, groups and individuals as you learn HOW to study and teach the Bible for yourself. You'll walk away with a full, balanced tool box of Bible study practices and the knowledge of how and when to use each one. (Coming soon!)
Step #4: How to build and teach a Bible study from the Bible itself
Lead your group or mentee into an encounter with the Holy Spirit as He speaks through the Bible, without the added lens of a human-authored book guiding your study. Afford them an experience of how the Word interacts with their life today. You'll learn to a simple way to build effective Bible studies, engaging for all ages, that pave the way for lasting life change. (Coming soon!)Tell me more!
"More than a survey of the Bible this helps you see the heart of Scripture and how it connects from beginning to end. Whether you have been a Christ follower for many years or a few seconds, this journey through Scripture will bring clarity as well as a hunger for more of God's Word."
- Anna, on WHAT's in the Bible and A God's Eye View
"Not many Bible studies out there tackle the perspective of the big picture. I found it challenging and soon realized this was a unique way to study the bible that allowed me to capture and remember the highlights of God's word."
- Julie, on WHAT's in the Bible and A God's Eye View
With the help of a workbook called A God's View: Survey For Yourself the Bible's Big Picture (due out in early 2021), we'll journey through the whole Bible to view its Big Picture Story.