Basic Application for Service in Christ
BASIC is a series of non-credit learning opportunities created by the Grace Center for Spiritual Development, an extension of Grace School of Theology, to prepare spiritual leaders worldwide in a variety of environments where fundamental and ongoing training is critical.
Basics of Bible Study
This course will help you:
- Understand key terms and methodologies that will help you in your Bible reading
- Know the different categories under the Old Testament and New Testament books of the Bible
- Learn how to properly approach biblical texts to identify what God is trying to tell us through His Scriptures
- Discover that as you study God's Word and begin to know more about Him, the process of doing so can cause you to fall deeper in love with Him
- Identify the three-step approach that we can use when applying a Scriptural text in our lives
- Understand the biblical author's subject matter, issue area, and message by understanding the laws of relationship and structure
6 Life-Giving Modules
Learn about key terms and methodologies, proper interpretation of Scripture texts, the importance of application, and more. The lessons are specifically designed to help you in your daily Bible study.
Download this companion handout filled with Scriptural references so you learn more about each topic. We recommend you take the time to answer the thought-provoking questions included for much more profound reflection and application.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Mark Haywood serves as the Provost and a Professor of Hermeneutics, Homiletics, and Bible Exposition at Grace School of Theology. He has decades of proven excellence and experience in leading and teaching within the academe and in ministry. Dr. Haywood founded and pastored God’s Household of Faith; and he also previously served as Vice President of Student Affairs and Services, Dean of Students, and Assistant Professor at the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) in Houston, Texas. He is happily married and has three sons and one daughter.
Are you ready to dig deeper into God’s Word?
Learning the efficient and proper way to study the Bible can help you discover more of God’s love and share it with others.