Raising faithful Bible teachers

Programme

The first element of the Philip Project is the Saturday training days. There are nine Saturdays in total, spread over nine months, from October 2017 to June 2018. Each day runs from 9am (for coffee) with the programme starting at 9:30am, and finishing at 3:30pm. There is a morning tea/coffee break, and time for lunch, which is provided.

The teaching programme for the Philip Project 2017 – 2018 in Southampton is below:

Sat 28 Oct/ 18 Nov / 9 Dec 2017
Sat 13 Jan / 3 Feb / 10 Mar 2018
Sat 14 Apr/ 12 May / 9 Jun 2018

Date Stream 1 – Bible Overview Stream 2 – Understanding God’s Word Stream 3 – Learning to Teach
Sat
28 Oct
2017
– The Big Picture
– Introduction to the Philip Project
– Old Testament Overview
– In the Beginning
– Genesis 1-11
– Principles of Interpretation
– The Philip Project ‘marbles’
– Worked Example(group activity)
– Using the Philip Project marbles to explore Genesis 3;
– Describing the Big Idea Twitter style (120 characters/20 words)
Sat
18 Nov
2017
–  Forming a People for God
– from Abraham to Samuel
–  Understanding the Law and Sacrifices – Identifying the Big Idea
– Preparing & Giving a Talk
– Worked example: Preparing a Talk outline
Sat
9 Dec
2017
– The Ups and Downs of God’s chosen people
– from Saul to the Exile
– Understanding the Bible’s Wisdom Literature – Student talks – on an assigned psalm prepared in advance with the help of the mentor
– Personal Prayer Preparation
Sat
13 Jan
2018
– The Rise and Role of the Prophets
– Restoration and Anticipation
– From Old to New
Contextualisation – issues that arise when teaching the Bible to people from other cultures – Student talks
– Preparing & Leading a Bible Study
– Preparing Bible Study Questions (group work) on an OT passage
Sat
3 Feb
2018
– God’s Saviour arrives
– The four gospels
– Understanding the parables – Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned parable
Sat
10 Mar
2018
– The church expands
– Overview of Acts
– Understanding the Good News – Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned passage from Acts
Sat
14 Apr
2018
How to grow healthy churches: a look at Paul’s letters
– Romans to Philemon
-Engaging with our listeners: Understanding other worldviews – The importance of Personal Integrity: learning from Paul – Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned passage from one of Paul’s letters
Sat
12 May
2018
– Letters from Hebrews to Jude – Understanding Paul’s letters – Student Talks/Bible Studies on an assigned passage from one of Paul’s letters
Sat
9 Jun
2018
– The best is still to come: Revelation – Course review and open forum – Celebration lunch
– student stories
– Presentation of certificates

The full Course outline, 2017-18, with complete details for each session, is available to download here.