The Renewing Life Center will begin a second year for the 40-week Bible Institute on September 13, 2012, Thursday evening from 6:30-9:30 PM. There will be eight units of learning. Each unit will be available for students to enter and complete that specific unit only, or continue on throughout the entire program.
The eight areas of study are:
How to interpret the Bible.
Study of each book of the Old Testament.
Study of each book of the New Testament.
Overview of Church History, from Christianity’s
beginning thru contemporary church life.
How Christian formation happens and the disciplines
that serve this formation.
Understanding how to defend the Bible and the
historical identify of Christ.
How Christianity differs from other world religions and
cults: Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s
Study of basic theological issues in the Bible.
The Bible will be the only text read in addition to the program notebook covering the content of all 40 weeks of study.
Cost for entire 40 week program $975. Cost per unit will be given when asked.
Program is designed for the following persons:
New Christian desiring to understand the Bible and
the core truth of Christianity.
Christian who has not studied the Bible but desires to
grow in their faith.
Christian who is/will be in leadership in a local church
and desires to lead from Biblical principles and
If you have questions please call 702.434.7290. Sign-ups begin immediately and every student will receive a 20% discount for registering and paying for the entire program prior to September 13, 2012. Location will be at the Renewing Life Center, 2389C Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.
The following will give information on the goals and specific curriculum of the Bible Institute:
To help each participant grow in their Christian formation through a foundational understanding of the Bible and Christian Faith to serve God in the home, Church, and marketplace.
To know how to read and interpret Scripture.
To know the content of both Old and New
To know church history Christ’s death/resurrection to modern day.
To understand how Christians grow and the spiritual disciplines that support that growth.
To comprehend how to defend the Christian faith.
To know how Christianity differs from other world
religions and cults.
To comprehend basic theological issues from the
The Bible Institute will consist of forty weeks of study, one night a week for three hours of teaching. The curriculum will be broken into units of learning. Each unit will stand alone, but will also be taught in sequential order. A student is intended to complete all forty weeks of study but may enter whenever a new unit begins. Any student who completes the forty week program will receive a CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATION showing the curriculum covered and the material mastered. The only form of grading will be the affirmation of completion by each instructor. (Provision will be made for necessary absence so continuity of the study may be maintained. Students may become “Inactive” when necessary and re-enter at a later date where they exited the program.)
The content of each unit will be manuscripted by established theological educators in their field of study. All required learning will be contained within the manuscript. The program is designed to have the student complete the reading of the Bible within the forty weeks.
The units will be taught by local master teachers presenting the manuscripted material with creative methods to communicate the truths of that subject.
The structure is intended to allow the student to continue ongoing daily life commitments to family, church and work. The program should continually enhance the ministry of the local church throughout the forty weeks.
Curriculum - 2012
Unit One: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (2)
Week 1 9/13 What is the Bible?
Week 2 9/20 Biblical Hermeneutics: How to interpret the Bible
Unit Two: OLD TESTAMENT (13)
Week 3 9/27 Old Testament overview, Genesis
Week 4 10/4 Exodus, Leviticus
Week 5 10/11 Numbers, Deuteronomy
Week 6 10/18 Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Week 7 10/25 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11
Week 8 11/1 1 Kings 12, 1 & 2 Chronicles
Week 9 11/8 Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Week 10 11/15 Job, Psalms
Week 11 11/29 Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations
Week 12 12/6 Intro to Prophets, Isaiah
Week 13 12/13 Pre exilic: Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah,
Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Week 14 12/20 Exilic: Ezekiel, Daniel
Week 15 1/3 Post exilic: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Intertestamental Period (1 hr)
Unit Three: NEW TESTAMENT (10)
Week 16 1/10 Intro to New Testament, Matthew, Mark
Week 17 1/17 Luke, John
Week 18 1/24 Acts
Week 19 1/31 Romans
Week 20 2/7 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians
Week 21 2/14 Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
Week 22 2/21 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Week 23 2/28 Hebrews, James
Week 24 3/7 1 & 2 Peter; 1, 2, 3 John; Jude
Week 25 3/14 Revelation
Unit Four: CHURCH HISTORY (3)
Week 26 3/21 Early Church Fathers
Week 27 3/28 From Constantine through Reformation
Week 28 4/4 Contemporary History
Unit Five: SPIRITUAL FORMATION (3)
Week 29 4/11 God’s Great Initiation
Week 30 4/18 Our Response Back to God: Loving God, Loving Others
Week 31 4/25 Spiritual Disciplines to Sustain Right Relationships
Unit Six: APOLOGETICS (2)
Week 32 5/2 The Person of Christ
Week 33 5/9 The Problem of Evil
Unit Seven: CHRISTIANITY & WORLD RELIGIONS (2)
Week 34 5/16 World Religions: Islam, Buddhism
Week 35 5/23 Cults: Mormonism, Jehovah Witness
Unit Eight: BASIC THEOLOGICAL ISSUES (5)
Week 36 5/30 Revelation
Week 37 6/6 God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
Week 38 6/13 Sin; Redemption - Sanctification
Week 39 6/20 The Church; Ordinances/Sacraments
Week 40 6/27 Eschatology (end times)