What is the structure of the BibleJourney curriculum?
BibleJourney is an in-depth Bible study with three Old Testament courses and three New Testament courses. Each course has 7-8 modules. Each module has 5 lessons. There are a total of about 225 lessons for the entire Bible. Each lesson has 12-24 learning activities (exercises, interactives, videos, etc.).
How is each lesson organized?
Each lesson includes inductive observations and insights (“In the Text”), full-color background context using high-end visuals and interactives (“Behind the Text”), and wide-ranging implications for individuals, churches and contemporary culture (“In Front of the Text”). We reach beyond standard “application”topics to engage a global conversation about the Bible’s claims on every aspect of life. BibleJourney’s In Front of the Text also features musicians and other artists who interpret the Bible in a wide variety of media. The journey has many “interpretation stops” for students and explorers to reflect on the methods they are learning both inductively and deductively.
What makes BibleJourney unique?
The distinctiveness of BibleJourney is its combination of the following:
- Six courses that engage every book of the Bible. A la carte options encourage tailored programs for various constituency groups and individuals.
- The complementarity of “In,” “Behind” and “In Front of the Text” balances inductive Bible study, background and big picture with solid interpretive method that engages voices from the global Church.
- Integrated pathway through the Bible that incorporates both content and method.
- Constructive, social learning combined with cutting-edge educational technologies.
- Affordable options for both single-use and life-long learners.
- Flexible access on an independent platform for all devices.
- Clear pathway and advanced standing for teacher development, certification and further theological education.
- Dynamic reservoir of resources, continually updated for use by students and teachers.
- Exceptional quality content packaged in accessible chunks that empower learning.
- Irenic “middle of the road” Evangelical orientation which offers a faith-based education without denominational bias.
How long will it take to complete the BibleJourney Courses?
BibleJourney for personal and church use will normally be finished in one or two years, depending on the pace. A typical two-year rhythm would work on one module a week, completing a Testament in Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. In academic settings, the three courses of a Testament will be completed in a semester. Each lesson is designed for students to take approximately 45 minutes to complete, with an explorer version aimed at 20-25 minutes. Individuals are also expected to read the respective section of the Bible correlating with each lesson.
What resources are available to leaders who wish to roll out BibleJourney at a church, school, ministry or small group?
All users will have access to downloadable workbooks to record answers for prompts throughout the curriculum. Those taking BibleJourney courses for academic credit will have teachers guiding them with the standard tools of a learning management system.
What is the time line for the development of the BibleJourney curriculum?
The six courses of BibleJourney are rolling out in the first quarter of 2020.
What is the mission of BibleJourney?
The mission is to fully equip Bible students and teachers in any setting – formal or non-formal, and, eventually, in all major languages – to understand the Bible and be competent in its interpretation.
How is BibleJourney part of the larger Bible movement?
BibleJourney is collaborating with partners such as the Museum of the Bible, Christianity Today, Indiana Wesleyan University, Radio Bible Class, Back to the Bible, The Bible Project, Wycliffe Bible Translators, YouVersion, American Bible Society and a host of churches, denominations and para-church ministries in the sharing of valuable resources and engaging the global community.
How did BibleJourney get started?
BibleJourney started as a regional, classroom-based program with the option of certification in Bible Interpretation and Bible Teaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. BibleJourney, Inc. was formed as a separate educational resource and service provider to work across the globe with schools, churches, denominations and ministries.
How can I sponsor others on their journey?
BibleCoalition is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to promote Bible Engagement around the world. They are managing scholarship funds for BibleJourney schools, ministries and churches. A $50 contribution starts an individual on their journey with a course. A $300 contribution provides an individual the full BibleJourney experience and an opportunity for transforming lives.
You can send a tax-deductible donation designated for BibleJourney in the memo line to:
c/o Conda Lashley
309 Trapper Cove Lane
Weddington, NC 28104
Are there any benefits to Professors?
Professors who require the BibleJourney courses for his or her students can utilize the BibleJourney courses for free.
As a professor, how can I teach with BibleJourney?
Professors can use BibleJourney as an electronic textbook for their students in lieu of or in addition to a hard copy textbook. If a professor chooses to use all or a significant portion of the classroom and onsite lecture videos, the professor can then “flip” the classroom and utilize time with students to take the classroom to the next level of discussion. A professor may also select from a variety of features – exercises, quiz banks, journals, and the built-in Learning Management System for interacting with students.