Telling Your story
What is the Engaging Series?
You may know your family’s story, where your grandparents lived, and how your parents met. Or you may have traced your lineage back a dozen generations, perhaps even through DNA testing, to people in a dozen regions of the earth! For better or worse, their stories are part of your story!
As a Christian, you also have a story. There’s the story of God and His people in the Old Testament and Jesus and His disciples in the New Testament. There’s the 2,000-year history of the church and the 230-year history since the. Want to know and tell those stories better? Consider taking the Engaging Series. This is a self-paced online certificate of five courses: 3 courses that help you learn 3 big stories and 2 that help you tell those stories better. All five courses are based on Emmanuel Bible College degree courses.
For traditional education, writing papers is an excellent way to measure how well a learner is doing. For non-traditional learning, like this certificate, it’s a more practical approach to see if you can tell a story. Complete the online activities, practice with a friend over coffee, and practice with a church supervisor to hone your knowledge and skills and heart by hearing the stories you tell. Then you’re more confident to lead Bible studies, discuss important issues and help others learn by discussion too.
Features of the Engaging Series
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Should I do this Certificate, or get a theological degree?
Not everyone who serves or even works in a church position needs a theological degree, but you do need theological training and understanding. A Certificate can fit into your schedule more easily and does not require the same time commitment as a degree. In the Certificate courses, you will receive instruction from the same Professors who teach our college courses. You may also be able to use these courses to become credentialed in your denomination. Please talk to your denomination to find out more. You can also take these courses for credit as part of a theological degree if you prefer. Talk to us about how!
KNOW yOur story better...
The story of God's people in the Old Testament.
Engaging The Old TestamentDescribing the history of God’s people from Genesis to Malachi.
The story of God’s people in the New Testament.
Engaging The New TestamentExplaining how Jesus changed everything from Matthew to Revelation.
The story of God’s people in Church History.
Engaging Church HistoryArranging major themes, events and people from 2,000 years of church history.
TELL yOur story better...
The Ways the Bible Tells its Stories
Engaging The Bible SkillfullyIdentifying some of the major genres of biblical writing, such as poetry and history, can help you interpret the Bible’s stories better.
The Ways Theologians Talk about God.
Engaging TheologyIdentifying some of the major ‘ologies’ in theology, such as Christology and Ecclesiology, can help you connect God’s stories better.