Pastors and lay leaders in the US and many nations ask for intensive discipleship courses, seminars and additional ministry training, but it is impossible to go everywhere requested. Many have asked if Dr. Crisp can provide discipleship courses with the content he teaches, to use individually, as a small group, or as a church. This is that online classroom.
Bible Time Classroom is designed so that people anywhere, at any time, who have access to the world wide web can sit under “guided” teaching to better understand and study the scriptures. Many who are called to preach or teach have no access to formal training and work to serve God where they are, as best they can. Many would study if they could and if it was affordable for them to do so. This is an answer to that need.
BIBL 101: How to Understand the Bible
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic methods of Biblical discovery or Biblical hermeneutics. The course establishes the concept that the Bible is the final authority to which the student must appeal in all areas of life. The course also introduces basic guidelines for understanding the Biblical record.
BIBL 102: Biblical Backgrounds and Geography
The course is designed to survey the historical, geographical and cultural context of the Bible. The student will become familiar with the Fertile Crescent, major mountain ranges, and bodies of water, rivers, regional divides, major cities and other pertinent information that is essential in understanding the Biblical narrative.
BIBL 103: Historical Contextual Study of the Old Testament
This course is designed to enable the student to comprehend the panorama of Old Testament revelation. This is a study “of” the Old Testament and not just “about” the Old Testament. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as the significant role of geography in the economy of God in the Old Testament. The “Historical Contextual Method” used will aid the student in properly understanding the connection between the writers of the Old Testament books and the recipients to whom they were writing. The student will develop the ability to form a comprehensive timeline/storyline of the Old Testament and where each book fits in the canon.
BIBL 104: Historical Contextual Study of the New Testament
This course is designed to enable the student to comprehend the wide scope of New Testament revelation. This is a study “of” the New Testament and not just “about” the New Testament. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as the significant role of geography in the work of God in the New Testament. The “Historical Contextual Method” used will aid the student in properly understanding the connection between the writers of the New Testament books and the recipients to whom they were writing. The student will develop the ability to form a comprehensive timeline/storyline of the New Testament and where each book fits in the canon.
BIBL 105: Relationship of Israel & the Church
This course explores the unique relationship that God has with the nation of Israel from its inception to its final standing with God in Biblical prophecy. The course also examines the unique relationship God has with the church of Jesus Christ and her final destiny. How these fit into God’s management of His plan for mankind now and in the future and how the church should relate to Israel today is the major content for the vital course.
HLSC 301: History & Geography of Israel
This is a course that begins with the call of Abraham in Genesis 12 and follows the land assignment to the tribes through captivity. There is special emphasis given to showing the relation of the history and geography of Israel to the Bible and modern history. The student will be enabled to divide the land Biblically and strategically according to both ancient and modern history.
PAST 203: Local Church Ministries
This is a course designed for a pastor or leader who desires “hands-on training” in ministering in an Evangelical church in Western culture, especially the USA. The course deals with a Biblical basis for why the Elder/Pastor does what they do. This course will allow students to learn about “how” to baptize, administer communion, do a wedding, funeral, business conference. It is a practicum. This is a course where you literally “get your feet wet!”