Actively-engaging workshops answer seven questions about how the Bible works and prepare participants to navigate Scripture for themselves.
We believe that “all Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16), which makes the Bible the single most IMPORTANT book ever written. It is an “everlasting witness” (Isaiah 30:8) of historical events of such magnitude that those events significantly SHAPE every aspect of the world in which we live today.
We believe that personal encounters with God come through knowing who he is and understanding his heart for us. Unfortunately, many believers lack a basic understanding of how the Bible works and what it says, and so they struggle to DEEPEN their relationship with the Father. As a result, we developed a one-day seminar to answer seven basic questions about how the Bible works leading people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
- What is the Bible?
- Where did the Bible come from?
- Who decided which writings to include?
- What language was the Bible originally written in?
- How is the Bible arranged?
- What does the Bible say?
- What should I do now?
As part of this ministry program, we aim at putting Bibles in the hands of the men and women most in need. Specific criteria identify these people and, as part of our seminar, everyone learns how the Bible is arranged and how to find their way around inside. When people finally receive God’s Word in their own language and understand how to use it, lives are changed. Individuals, communities, and whole countries can be TRANSFORMED as people are led to Jesus Christ and to a right relationship with God.
Our goal is to host 10 village programs annually and to provide 10 vernacular Bibles at each village program. Our curriculum is designed for facilitators, though useful to everyone, and includes English-Swahili Scripture parallel.