God’s Unfolding Plan

A new learning opportunity for Christian teachers who want a deeper understanding of the Bible and provides a framework for teachers who have not had significant study or training in biblical theology.

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Growing in our understanding of the grand narrative and themes of the Bible is important if we wish to be integrating our classroom practice with a biblical worldview. However, this can be a challenge for busy teachers! One helpful way forward is to do it together, reading God's word together and learning from each other as we share questions and insights. Bible courses offered through ACSI Europe's e-learning aim to promote this "learning together" from the Bible.

Course Title: God’s Unfolding Story

Course Format: online course (at: http://moodle.acsieurope.org )

Course Language: English

Length of Course: 9 weeks (about 3-4 hours/week)

Course Description: This course explores the unified and unfolding nature of the biblical narrative through it’s significant events, characters and themes. Participants will read selected portions of scripture, and consider how they fit together as a whole. This will be supported by readings from a succinct and carefully designed text as well as summary videos, and interaction with other participants in an asynchronous online learning environment. The course concludes with an opportunity for students to summarize and clarify their learning through designing a presentation that could be used to share the narrative with students of the age group they interact with the most in their school.

Course Objectives

Students will…

  1. Develop an understanding of the Bible as a unified account of God and His world.
  2. Trace the unfolding of major themes throughout the biblical narrative.
  3. Explain the role that key figures in the biblical narrative played in God’s unfolding plan of salvation, and how those figures point to the person and work of Jesus.
  4. Identify ways in which the major themes of the biblical narrative impact the teacher’s thinking about and practice of education.
  5. Share what they are learning from the Bible and interact with the insights of other course participants.
  6. Collaborate with fellow course participants to develop a presentation that could be used to outline the biblical narrative to students.

This course is available to anyone interested. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to open the course for the next date option. Please contact us for more details or questions.

  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 9 weeks (for fluent English speakers).
  • Starting in: early February

Participation options and costs:

  • 60 Euro registration fee (payable by credit card) includes an electronic certificate of completion and ACSI certified CEU for 18 instructional hours. This is a discounted fee for a pilot online course!
  • A printed certificate of completion is also available (5 Euro processing fee)
  • There is also an option to participate as a guest and use a generic login for supervisors or administrators who want to evaluate the course. Just send us an email request.

Register here

The syllabus is available as a download. Send any questions by email to paul_madsen(at)acsi.org