Come live with Jesus in chapters 1-8 of Mark’s Gospel. Using a manuscript study** format, we will meet Jesus together in a fresh, up close, and personal way. Not only will we discover more about the nature and values of God’s kingdom, we will also gain valuable Bible study skills to enrich your personal and group Bible study and worship.
Mark II (Chapters 9-16) is a continuation of Mark I. Dive into the rest of the story. Meet Jesus in the climax of his life, death and resurrection. See the unfolding tragedy as his enemies and his followers struggle to understand who He is and what to do. Be challenged to discover true discipleship as you learn about following Jesus into difficult places.
“Prayer is not learned in a classroom, but in the closet” – Evangelist E.M. Bounds
We don’t grow in prayer by simply reading more books and collecting more information, we grow in prayer by actually praying. Because this is true, the Prayer Track is designed to feel more like a prayer lab and less like a class. You will experience new ways of thinking about prayer and have lots of time to practice interacting with God in prayer throughout the week. Come prepared to encounter God in fresh ways and serve other students through the ministry of prayer.
Christians call it the Old Testament, but it was anything but old to Jesus, the apostles, and the early church. Origins is designed to help you enter into the world of the Old Testament and to meet God there. Using a combination of manuscript Bible studies and experiential learning, you will find your place in God’s big story, deepen your relationship with Jesus, and gain tools to delve into the Old Testament on your own.
Manuscript Bible Study is a method created years ago by an InterVarsity staff worker named Paul Byer. Through this method, we position ourselves to understand the original context of the Scripture and attempt to put ourselves in the shoes of the original audience to best understand what the author intended to say. It is a tool that helps us find truths about ourselves and about God so that we can apply what we learn to real life. We want Mark Study to teach us how to be observers of what is happening around us and be able to translate and understand what is happening in the Scriptures.