Living Our Faith 5 | Exploring the New Testament via Zoom | Session 1 of 14

Living Our Faith 5 | Exploring the New Testament via Zoom | Session 1 of 14

Living Our Faith 5 | Exploring the New Testament via Zoom | Session 1 of 14

Study of this unit of the Living Our Faith Series is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery accreditation as a Lay Preacher, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the New Testament together.

If you are seeking accreditation to become a Lay Preacher, please talk to your Presbytery’s Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) before registering for this course.

This training course will be presented via Zoom over 14 consecutive Thursdays from 3 September to 3 December 2020.


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Dates: Part 1 of 14: Thursday, 3 Sept 2020
Topic: Introduction
Part 2 of 14: Thursday, 10 Sept 2020
Topic: The Text
Part 3 of 14: Thursday, 17 Sept 2020
Topic: Translations
Part 4 of 14: Thursday, 24 Sept 2020
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Part 5 of 14: Thursday, 1 Oct 2020
Topic: Gospel of Mark, Synoptic Gospels
Part 6 of 14: Thursday, 8 Oct 2020
Topic: Gospel of Matthew
Part 7 of 14: Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
Topic: Gospel of Luke and Acts of Apostles
Part 8 of 14: Thursday, 22 Oct 2020
Topic: Gospel of John
Part 9 of 14: Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Topic: Paul and his Letters
Part 10 of 14: Thursday, 5 Nov 2020
Topic: Paul and Letters in his name
Part 11 of 14: Thursday, 12 Nov 2020
Topic: Letters from other leaders
Part 12 of 14: Thursday, 19 Nov 2020
Topic: The Revelation of John
Part 13 of 14: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020
Topic: Bringing this all together in Exegesis
Part 14 of 14: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020
Topic: Text and Interpretation: From exegesis to hermeneutics
Times: Morning Session: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
~ OR ~
Evening Session: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
~ Participants need only register for one, or the other, of the two sessions being offered each Thursday. ~
Format: Presented via Synod’s
‘Zoom’ video conference service.
Cost: as part of Living Our Faith Series
Lay Preacher Accreditation
$200 per person.
Course Audit for personal interest
$40 per person.
Includes: course materials.
Facilitators: Elizabeth Raine, John Squires
UME Grant: A Short-term Education Grant is available to defray some of the cost of this course for those in financial need.


Information about Pre-course Reading, Writing Task and Text Book

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Please Note:- Registrations Close – Wednesday, 2 September, 8 p.m.


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