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About this course
This course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Arcing Bible study method. Arcing has been well-tested and found to be an excellent tool for digging deep in God's Word. Join us in a study that will challenge you to think harder and dive way below the surface as we work through the first chapter of James together.
child of God / husband / father / creator of Biblearc / teacher / programmer
Pastor, Glen Memorial Baptist Church, St. Ignace, MI
servant of Jesus / husband / dad / pastor / musician / teacher @ Biblearc
hijo de Dios | esposo | padre | pastor y maestro | instructor y desarrollador de recursos @ Biblearc
Husband, Dad, and fourth year seminary student at Bethlehem College and Seminary.
An online, interactive course
Path courses are designed to lead you deeper in your study of Scripture through academic rigor and a heart of worship. We have laid out fifteen different courses along the entire spectrum of Bible study training so that there might be something for everyone—both new believers and veteran pastors, stay-at-home moms and missionaries. These courses are conveniently online with creative interactive components to help you persevere to the end within a fellowship that covers the globe. You may also take advantage of personal interaction with course instructors in a variety of ways. Finally, path courses are built so as to equip you in using Biblearc's extensive Bible study toolbox while you learn to discover biblical glories for yourself.
About the “putting it together” series
On the foundation of keen observation skills and biblical interpretation principles, this series puts the focus on the central study objective of our efforts—discerning what the text means. Included here are the preferred Bible study methods of some of the best Bible teachers of our day—methods that help us see how texts grammatically and logically connect, taught in a way so that any serious Christian can learn.
From former students
“"Bible arcing helps the Christian in the studying of God's Word, therefore it is a great tool."” —RyanChoy
“This course has been very helpful in growing in my study and attentiveness to the Word.” —Travis Manning
“I hope for everyone to grow in confidence, in understanding and interpreting the word-so that their life may be changed by it. This course will help do that!” —RebekahDool
“Arcing combines my visual learning style and love of problem solving into my new favorite method of analyzing the scriptures! I'm so thankful for this new skill and the many insights I will learn through it for years to come!” —sarahp440
“This course provided me with the skill of tracing the flow of thought in Scripture. Whether or not arcing is the method I will use to do this, the skill of applying the arcing concepts will be very valuable for me. I highly recommend this course.” —tbhartman
“This course has already proven to be an invaluable help to me in my study and meditation of Scripture. It's also so rewarding to arc through a passage and finish it with a deeper and longer lasting remembrance of it without even trying to "memorize" the passage. There is a deeper reality of intimacy when I take the time to arc and understand the flow of thought, and ultimately, what has been made known about my Savior.” —David Rojas
“I have always struggled with sermon and lesson preparation. I constructed various methods to help me grasp the meaning of the text and the supporting ideas. The process was convoluted and laborious and rarely satisfying. Never again will I struggle with and wander in the text. The Arcing course has permanently given my Bible study a logical, contextual, means of approaching each text on my own rather than relying on the exegetical expertise of others in commentaries. The web site Arcing App is excellent and is where I go first even though I have Logos.” —Steve Kreis
“This 5-week course taught me more about arcing than the past year of 'self-teaching.' Whether you are new to arcing or have been using the tool for a long time, you will benefit from this course!” —Mark Wagenaar
“I learned so much from this course. I don't know what I ever did without Bible arcing. I loved being able to see the main point of the passage, and see that it made sense in the larger context. Each lesson was fun and different. I'm glad they talked about things like the main point verses your favorite point, finding the deeper logical relations, bible arcing different genres, an overview of other techniques, and Bible arcing extended passages. I also loved the prayer and the devotional at the start of each lesson. Thanks so much! I want all of my friends to Bible arc!” —Robert Kelbe
“I've already graduated from seminary and have already taken a hermeneutics course, but in many regards, this course was far more helpful and practical in teaching me to understand and see the flow of thought coming from the Biblical author than my hermeneutics course was. I was always encouraged and pushed in my faith as I worked through the assignments.” —RogersD75
“This arcing course helped me to see key themes throughout paragraphs and chapters that allowed me to see connections between content of each book in ways that I have never seen before.” —sthompson02
“Arcing is not so much a skill to be obtained as it is a gift of discovery that will open your heart and then open your eyes to deeper, life-giving meaning in God's Word.” —David Strickland
“Digging for treasure is not easy but the right tools can make your efforts more effective. Arcing is one tool that makes the study of Gods word deeper and effective” —Darlene Yoder
“Though certainly one of many important disciplines, this course fills a gap that is often left in typical Bible study courses. I feel so much more equipt to get to the meaning of Scripture, specifically following the flow of the author's arguments.” —JamesJacksonTaylor
“Even when I'm not arcing, I instinctively trace the argument of each passage I read. This has been a massive help.” —Derek McLarty
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All path courses are composed of ten lessons, with each lesson followed by an assignment. To serve people with different levels of availability and styles of learning, we provide three pace options upon enrollment. Courses can be taken in five weeks, ten weeks or twenty weeks, with a time commitment ranging from 1.5 hours / week to 6 hours / week. Choose whichever option works best for you.
Path courses all end with an evaluation to determine your grasp of the Bible study method and material covered. Students who pass the evaluation have their Biblearc account marked with a proficiency badge
indicating their accomplishment. Successfully passing an evaluation requires a high degree of understanding and is meant to serve as a motivation to take your study seriously as well as a catalyst to improve the standard of Bible research in the Biblearc community. Each evaluation attempt requires an evaluation credit. Evaluation credits come with all paid path course enrollment types and also can be purchased individually for $5.
This course is available in the following languages: English, Español
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