Overview of Our Core Seminars

The Bible Overview Curriculum

Curriculum: The Bible Overview curriculum follows the cycle and plan of The Gospel Project material from children through adults. This plan is not to serve as law for the teachers but as a guide. Teachers are encouraged to plan their lessons independently, with whatever purpose or focus the text calls for regardless of The Gospel Project material. That said, this material is a helpful guide for teaching the biblical texts they cover and should be consulted or followed. Some benefits to consider related to this curriculum plan are: (1) the repeating cycle will build the resource pool, teaching pool, and continued in-depth study of the various books of the Bible from various perspectives and emphasis; (2) the same cycle for children through adults facilitates family worship as well as communal conversation on the same books; (3) it projects a sense of objective purpose and completeness to the congregation; and (4) the multiplicity of resources allows for a combination of personal instruction and trustworthy theological guardrails. 

Course Outline: Below is an outline of the current 3-year cycle.

  • Fall 2024 - Genesis
  • Winter 2024-2025 - Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  • Spring 2025 - Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel
  • Summer 2025 - 1-2 Samuel, 1 Kings
  • Fall 2025 - 2 Kings, the Minor Prophets
  • Winter 2025-2026 - Daniel, Ezra, Esther, Nehemiah, Malachi
  • Spring 2026 - Gospels
  • Summer 2026 - Gospels
  • Fall 2026 - Gospels
  • Winter 2026-2027 - Gospels, Acts
  • Spring 2027 - Acts, Pauline Epistles
  • Summer 2027 - Pauline Epistles, Pastoral Epistles, Revelation

Other Core Seminars

Church History: In the summer of 2023 and spring of 2024, we have had a core seminar on church history from the 1st century through the Reformation, taught by multiple members and elders. Here is a link to the seminar notes. We will cover later centuries in future classes. 

Spiritual Formation: In the fall of 2023, we had a core seminar on spiritual formation, taught by one of our lay elders, Blake Thompson, and his wife, Beverly. In this class, we studied spiritual disciplines like silence, meditation, and solitude, using John Mark Comer's "Fight Hustle, End Hurry" podcast as a guide.

World Missions: In the fall of 2024, we plan to have a core seminar on world missions, taught by our Associate Pastor, C.J. Moore. The International Mission Board's resources, Foundations and Explore Missions, will be used as a guide for the course.