Philip Project South

Programme

The training days run approximately once a month.  This year, as the Philip Project is running online (at least initially) we have planned 10 dates, running from 9.30am to 1pm, with a brief coffee break at mid-morning around 11am (bring your own coffee!).    You are asked to  log on at 9.15am to chat to other students online before we start the session promptly at 9.30am.

The teaching programme for the Philip Project is below.  

Please log in at 9.15am First Morning Session: starts at 9.30am
Bible Overview 
(followed by short 15 minute coffee break before second morning session)
Second Morning Session – From 11.15am, finishes by 1.15pm
Bible Overview / Understanding God’s Word /  Teaching Others
Sat 7 November 2020 – Welcome (20 mins)
– Introduction to the Philip Project (20 mins)
– Old Testament Overview (50 mins)

— In the Beginning
– Genesis 1-11
–  Bible Study
– Introducing the Mentors
– Registration, Prayer and Feedback

Sat 21 Nov 2020 –  Forming a People for God
– from Abraham to Samuel
– Principles of Interpretation
– Worked example
– Online Bible Resources
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 12 Dec 2020  – Understanding the Law and Sacrifices
– Worked example (Exodus 23:1-9)
– Preparing & Giving a Talk :using Joshua 1 as an example of narrative (75 minutes)
– from text to talk
– Sample talk from Law/sacrifices passage (10 minutes)
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 23 Jan 2021 – The Ups and Downs of God’s chosen people from Saul to the exile – Sample Talk (from OT monarchy narrative passage) – 10 mins
– How to Give Good Feedback (10 mins)
– Student Feedback for Sample Talk (10 mins)
– Student talks on an assigned psalm (40 mins)
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 13 Feb 2020 – The Rise and Role of the Prophets – Isaiah to Ezekiel, and others;
– Restoration and Anticipation
–  From Old to New (400 years of waiting)
– Student Talks on assigned passages from the prophets (40 minutes)
– How to Prepare and Lead a Bible Study (20 minutes)
– Sample Bible Study (20 minutes plus 10 mins feedback)
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 6 March 2021 – God’s Saviour arrives – The Four Gospels
Distinctive features of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
– Understanding the Parables (tbc) (70 minutes)
principles to use in teaching the parables to others, with worked examples
– Student Talks on an assigned parable (20 minutes)
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 27 March 2021 The Church expands
Overview of Acts
– Student Talks on an assigned passage from Acts (20 minutes)
– Understanding the Good News (tbc)  70 minutes
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 17 April 2021 How to grow healthy churches: a look at Paul’s letters
– Romans to Philemon
– Student Bible Studies on an assigned passage from one of Paul’s letters
– Worldview / contextualisation (tbc) (60 mins)
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 8 May 2021 Some more important letters:
– exploring Hebrews to Jude
-Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned passage from a non-Pauline letter(50 minutes)
– Understanding the NT letters
– Homework, Prayer and Feedback
Sat 5 June 2021 – The best is still to come: Revelation – Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned passage from Revelation (50 minutes
– student stories)
– Comissioning / Guest speaker

The leaflet for the 2020  to 2021 course is available to download here: Philip Project Leaflet Southampton 2020-21
The full Course outline for 2020 to 2021, with complete details for each session, is available to download here. 

If we are able to resume meeting in person, we hope in 2021, then the sessions will run from 9am to 3.30pm – see an example programme here