Year 1

Module 1:  How To Study the Bible                                                        13 lessons

1. What is the Bible?

2. Translations

3. Genre

4. Purpose and Context

5. Structure and Parallels

6. Narrator’s Comments

7. Linking Words

8. Tone and Feel

9. Repetition

10. Quotations and Allusions

11. Time Lines

12. Using Commentaries and Other Resources

13. Bringing it All Together

Module 2: Fear of Man                                                                 7 lessons

 1. What is the fear of man?

2. What is the fear of God?

3. We fear that people will physically hurt us

4. We fear that people will reject us

5. We fear that people will expose us

6. Panel Discussion- Living and growing in the fear of the Lord

7. A new vision for life: loving God and loving neighbor

Module 3:  Meeting With God                                                        6 lessons

1. Introduction: The What, Why and How of Meeting with God

2. Meeting with God in His Word: Hearing and Reading

3. Meeting with God in is Word: Studying, Meditating and Memorizing

4. Meeting with God through Prayer

5. Prayer: Hindrances and Practicalities

6. Panel Discussion

Module 4:  Old Testament Overview                                        26 lessons

1. Intro to the Old Testament

2. Genesis 1-11

3. Genesis 12-50

4. Exodus 1-19

5. Exodus 20-40

6. Leviticus

7. Numbers

8. Deuteronomy

9. Joshua & Judges

10. Ruth & Samuel

11. Job

12. Psalms

13. Proverbs

14. Ecclesiastes & The Song

15. Kings

16. Isaiah

17. Hosea & Joel

18. Amos and Obediah

19. Jonah & Micah

20. Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

21. Jeremiah & Lamentations

22. Ezekiel

23. Daniel

24. Chronicles

25. Esther & Ezra & Nehemiah

26. Haggai & Zechariah & Malachi

Year 2

Module 5: New Testament Overview                                                26 lessons

New Testament

1. Intro to the New Testament

2. Hebrews

3. Intro to the Gospels

4. Matthew

5. Mark

6. John

7. Luke

8. Acts

9. Intro to Pauline Epistles

10. Romans

11. I Corinthians

12. II Corinthians

13. Philippians

14. I Timothy

15. Titus

16. II Timothy

17. Ephesians

18. Colossians and Philemon

19. Galatians

20. James

21. I Peter

22. II Peter & Jude

23. I, II, & III john

24. I Thessalonians

25. II Thessalonians

26. Revelation

Module 6:  Biblical Theology                                                        13 lessons

1. What is the Bible?

2. Exegetical Tools

3. Biblical Theology Tools 1

4. Biblical Theology Tools 2

5. Systematic Theology Tools 1

6. Systematic Theology Tools 2

7. Creation

8. Fall

9. Love

10. Sacrifice

11. Promise

12. Preaching

13. Everything Else

Module 7:  Systematic Theology                                                13 lessons

1. Introduction to Systematic Theology & The Doctrine of the Word

2. The Existence and Attributes of God

3. The Doctrines of Creation and Providence

4. Biblical Anthropology: The Problem of Sin

5. Biblical Christology

6. The Work of Christ

7. The Holy Spirit

8. The Work of the Holy Spirit

9. God’s Plan of Redemption I

10. God’s Plan of Redemption II

11. Doctrines of the Church I

12. Doctrines of the Church II

13. Eschatology

Year 3

Module 8: Church History                                                        13 lessons

1. Persecution and Expansion (100-300)

2. The Early Church (100-300)

3. Church and State (300-500)

4. The Church at War (5th, 6th, and 9th Centuries)

5. The High Middle Ages (950-1500)

6. Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation (1483-1546)

7. Zwingli, Calvin, and the Reformed Churches

8. Early Anabaptism

9. Later Anabaptism

10. Great Awakening

11. Enlightenment, Modernity, and Revivalism (1750-1850)*

12. Mennonite History and Mennonite Mission

13. Faith Mennonite Church

Module 9:  Christian Roles- Biblical Manhood and Womanhood                13 lessons

1. Introduction/Egalitarianism/Complementariansim

2. Biblical Masculinity Defined, Part 1

3. Biblical Masculinity Defined, Part II; Biblical Femininity Defined, Part 1

4. Biblical Femininity Part II- Defined from the Scriptures

5. Biblical Femininity Part III- Exploring a Definition

6. Roles of Men and Women in the Home, Part I

7. Roles of Men and women in the Home, Part II

8. Roles of Men and Women in the Church, Part I

9. Roles of Men and Women in the Church, Part II

10. Roles of Men and Women in the World

11. Answering Objections to Complementarianism

12. Panel Discussion

13. Panel Discussion

Module 10:  Christian Roles - Marriage                                        13 lessons

1. A Biblical Theology of Marriage: Creation

2. A Biblical Theology of Marriage: Fall

3. A Biblical Theology of Marriage: Redemption

4. The Duties of Husbands and Wives

5. Marriage and the Gospel

6. Biblical Communication

7. How to Deal with Conflict

8. Panel

9. Biblical Sexuality

10. Blessings of Children

11. Money*

12. Divorce and Remarriage

13. Panel

Module 11:  Christian Roles: Singleness and Courtship                        13 lessons

1. Singleness & Identity

2. The Gift and Freedom of Singleness

3. Singleness & Relationships

4. Singleness & Contentment

5. Panel on Singleness

6. An Introduction to Courtship

7. Initiation

8. The Early Stages of Courtship

9. The Intermediate Stages of Courtship

10. Engagement and Preparing for Marriage

11. How Far Should We Go

12. Panel on Courtship

13. Things that Go Wrong in Our Courtship Culture

Year 4

Module 12:  Christian Roles:  Parenting                                        13 lessons

1. God’s Purpose for the Family

2. The Ministry of the Family

3. Family Worship

4. Getting to the Heart of Behavior

5. Formative Discipline: Our Words to Their Hearts

6. Obedience 101: What to Do When You Can’t Reach the Heart

7. Corrective Discipline: The Rod of Correction

8. Panel Discussion*

9. Boys & Fatherhood

10. Panel of Fathers*

11. Girls & Motherhood

12. Panel of Mothers*

13. Bringing It All Together: Proverbs

Module 13:  Christian Discipleship- Discipling                                13 lessons

1. What is Discipling?

2. Why Disciple?

3. Barriers and Excuses to Discipling

4. The Importance of Personal Holiness

5. Why Disciple in the Local Church?

6. Encouraging Careful Bible Study

7. Encouraging Biblical Prayer

8. Using Christian Books

9. Panel Discussion

10. Encouraging a Passion for Evangelism and Missions

11. Encouraging People Who are Hurting

12. Biblical Accountability

13. Hazards and Joys of Discipling

Module 14:  Christian Discipleship - Anabaptist Doctrine and Discipleship          13 weeks

1. What is Anabaptism

2. Understanding the Contrast Beween Anabaptism/Evangelicalism/Catholicism

3. Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 1-2

4.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 3-4

5.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 5-6

6.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 7-8

7.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 9-10

8.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 11-12

9.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 13-14

10.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 15-16

11.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 17-18

12.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Articles 19-21

13.Mennonite Confession of Faith 1963- Discussion and Q&A

Module 15:  Christian Discipleship:  Spiritual Disciplines                        13 weeks

1. Introduction (Aesceticism)

2. All of Life Worship

3. Bible Intake, Part 1

4. Bible Intake, Part 2

5. Prayer

6. Confession of Sin

7. Fasting

8. Evangelism

9. Serving

10. Stewardship

11. Cultivating Spiritual Fruit, Part 1

12. Cultivating Spiritual Fruit, Part 2

13. Conclusion: Perseverance, Silence, and Solitude

Year 5

Module 16:  Christian Discipleship:  Biblical Counselling                  13 weeks

1. What is Biblical Counseling?

2. Congregational Counseling

3. The Biblical heart

4. Christian Identity

5. Love Part 1*

6. Love Part 2

7. Know Part 1

8. Know Part 2

9. Speak Part 1

10. Speak Part 2

11. Do Part 1

12. Do Part 2

13. Helping Those Who Struggle with Depression

Module 17:  Christian Discipleship- Living as a Church                        13 weeks

1. Unity: A display of God’s Glory in the Local Church

2. Church Membership: The Context for Unity

3. Preaching: The Foundation for Unity

4. Prayer: God’s Power Creates Unity

5. Church Governance: Godly Authority Fostering Unity

6. Church Fellowship: Building a Bond of Unity

7. Discontentment within the Church: A Test of Unity

8. Church Leadership: Submission for the Sake of Unity

9. Church Discipline: Preserving God-Glorifying Unity

10. Encouragement: Safeguarding Unity in Holiness

11. Giving and Service: Sacrifice for the Sake of Unity

12. Corporate Worship: Celebrating God-Given Unity

13. Evangelism: A Harvest of Unity

Module 18:  Engaging the World- Apologetics and Worldview                13 lessons

1. Christ and Culture

2. Introduction to Worldviews

3. God and Reality

4. Man and Morality

5. Epistemology

6. Politics and War

7. Introduction to Christian Apologetics

8. Existence of God

9. Problem of Evil

10. The Reliability of Scripture

11. Resurrection

12. World Religions

13. Apologetic Conversations

Module 19: Engaging the World - Missions                                        13 lessons

1. Missions? -The Goal is the Glory of God

2. Why Missions? – A Biblical Theology

3. Is Jesus the Only Way to God?

4. The Role of the Local Church in Missions

5. How Suffering and Prayer Display the Worth of the Gospel

6. Christian Worker Interview

7. The Gospel to all Nations – People Groups and History of Missions

8. Becoming a “World Christian”- Biblical Worldview for Missions

9. Short-Term Missions: Their Nature and Usefulness

10. Taking the Gospel Around the World from Here at Home

11. Doing Missions in a Restricted-Access Country

12. Our Vision for Missions

13. Getting “Here” to “There” -Steps to Moving Out in Missions

Year 6

Module 20: Engaging the World- God in the Workplace                        7 lessons

1. Vocation

2. Idol or Idle

3. Jesus’ Work Changes Our Work

4. Choosing a Job

5. Christ’s Representatives

6. Christians Are Not Balanced People

7. Panel

Module 21: Engaging the World- Money                                        6 lessons

1. God’s Purpose for Wealth

2. Giving

3. Economics of Today

4. Economics of Tomorrow

5. Developing A Heart That Values Money Rightly

6. Panel

Module 22: Engaging the World- Evangelism                                13 lessons

1. Introduction

2. God’s Sovereignty, Man’s Responsibility

3. What is the Gospel – Defining the Truth that Saves

4. Sharing Your Personal Testimony in Evangelism

5. They Believe This Too? – The Power of Corporate Witness in Evangelism

6. Two Ways to Live

7. Christianity Explored

8. How Do I Become All Things To All People? – Contextualizing the Gospel

9. How Do I Get Started? – Being Intentional and Strategic in Evangelism

10. How Do I Talk With Family, Friends, and Co-Workers about Christ?

11. Fighting the Fear of Man and Rejection

12. But What if They Ask… Answering Objections in Evangelism

13. Evangelism Panel Questions