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Christian researcher George Barna stirred up a lot of controversy with his book, Revolution: Finding Vibrant Faith Beyond the Walls of the Sanctuary, (Tyndale House, Wheaton, 2005). Barna, noted for his study and research of the Congregation in the U.S. over the last 30 years, is one of many Christian writers and researchers who have become extremely concerned about the spiritual condition of many Christians in the U.S. today. These leaders are extremely critical of local congregations and their failure to genuinely help Christians be transformed in their spiritual lives. Barna believes that the majority of Christians must go outside of the local congregation if they want to experience genuine transformation. As a result he is predicting that by the year 2025 only a third of Christians in the U.S. will belong to a local congregation. What particularly concern Barna and others is the barely perceptible differences between Christians and non-Christians in every aspect of their lives. How and why is this possible? And what can and should be done about it? This module examines the spiritual warfare that is taking place in the life of every Christian and what can be done to overcome our spiritual enemies and live the kind of life God intends for all believers.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


Knowing our true identity as Christians is absolutely essential for leading a victorious Christian life. And yet, many Christians are unaware or ignorant of their true identity. Several writers have pointed out that this may be one of the major reasons why so many Christians are living lives that far below what God intended. There are many scriptures that are misunderstood or misapplied when it comes to walking out our Christian faith. This module examines in detail what the Bible has to say about who we really are in Christ and the incredible implications for a vibrant Christian.

While most pastors and ministry leaders recognize in the scriptures how God not only created men and women with unique talents, gifts, abilities, personalities, etc. few have taken the time to study themselves from these perspectives. Perhaps even more important we see in the scriptures how God uniquely fit his leaders into positions of influence based on their uniqueness. Therefore it makes sense that if we really want to be maximally effective in ministry we need to understand not only how God has made us, but what are the implications of his design for how and where we should be serving Him? This includes several diagnostic and assessment tools that students will be asked to complete as part of the module assignments.


While most pastors and ministry leaders recognize in the scriptures how God not only created men and women with unique talents, gifts, abilities, personalities, etc. few have taken the time to study themselves from these perspectives. Perhaps even more important we see in the scriptures how God uniquely fit his leaders into positions of influence based on their uniqueness. Therefore it makes sense that if we really want to be maximally effective in ministry we need to understand not only how God has made us, but what are the implications of his design for how and where we should be serving Him? This includes several diagnostic and assessment tools that students will be asked to complete as part of the module assignments.


While most pastors and ministry leaders recognize in the scriptures how God not only created men and women with unique talents, gifts, abilities, personalities, etc. few have taken the time to study themselves from these perspectives. Perhaps even more important we see in the scriptures how God uniquely fit his leaders into positions of influence based on their uniqueness. Therefore it makes sense that if we really want to be maximally effective in ministry we need to understand not only how God has made us, but what are the implications of his design for how and where we should be serving Him? This includes several diagnostic and assessment tools that students will be asked to complete as part of the module assignments.


While most pastors and ministry leaders recognize in the scriptures how God not only created men and women with unique talents, gifts, abilities, personalities, etc. few have taken the time to study themselves from these perspectives. Perhaps even more important we see in the scriptures how God uniquely fit his leaders into positions of influence based on their uniqueness. Therefore it makes sense that if we really want to be maximally effective in ministry we need to understand not only how God has made us, but what are the implications of his design for how and where we should be serving Him? This includes several diagnostic and assessment tools that students will be asked to complete as part of the module assignments.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.


No area has been more controversial or difficult for churches than defining their position regarding the role of women in ministry. It is an area that is very misunderstood and has limited the effectiveness of ministry in virtually every cultural setting. So. what do the scriptures really teach about women in ministry? This course is designed (1) to undertake a study of the Old and New Testament texts and their cultural environments which bear on the roles and status of women in biblical history and, in particular, in the early church; (2) to reflect on a wide range of perspectives relevant to the issues of women and ministry; and (3) to formulate significant implications and conclusions for the role and status of women in ministry and the church today. This course will challenge you to reexamine what you have learned or been taught about the role of women in ministry. It will help you develop your own position on the subject and be confident in that position.