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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.
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servant of Jesus / husband / dad / preacher / musician / teacher @ Biblearc
hijo de Dios | esposo | padre | pastor y maestro | instructor y desarrollador de recursos @ Biblearc
Husband, dad, pastor, and Biblearc instructor- I am a blessed follower of the King who calls sinners
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
“The Bible Arcing course changed the way in which I view Scripture. It has made it so much easier to see how the structure of a passage comes together in order to create an overall point. I have been so blessed by this course, and I hope that many others will be too!” —Ian6691
“I cannot imagine not having taken this course! I wish someone would have taught me how to study God's word like this many years ago. I look forward to all of the great courses that Biblearc offers in the years to come.” —Jason Ogden
“This course has been very helpful in growing in my study and attentiveness to the Word.” —Travis Manning
“Biblearc may be the single most valuable tool and course available to you to equip you to study God's Word. Put aside the casual reading, pick up a shovel and prepare to dig deep, sweat, and find treasure after treasure.” —Jeremy Archer
“This course changed the way i look at a passage and has greatly helped me think through passages for the future. would recommend it to anyone in ministry.” —Silvia Linington
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I took Bible Arc's arcing class because I had a desire to grow in my ability to handle the Word of God, both in sermon preparation and for my own personal devotions. Having completed the class, I sense that I am better equipped to explore God's Word for my own sake and for those I am serving in Christ's church. The class--which uses a very clear outline platform for arcing--was laid out well, provided clear instructions, useful assessment tools, and helpful feedback on assignments. I have readily recommended it to colleagues in the ministry and to people in my own congregation.” —Wayne Veenstra
“Challenging! Encouraging! Helped me grapple with the text with new eyes and fresh questions!” —Laurahinchman
“This course is worth working through. Even if you don't finish feeling like an expert of Arcing, you will have a deeper understanding of the book of James, and that is certainly worth while.” —Brita
“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
“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
“"Learning to arc was like discovering a magnifying glass. I now see the glories of God's Word in much greater detail and clarity!"” —Stephen Law
“I have really appreciated the availability of this tool and resource over the years. Though I felt I was adequately skilled in using it through being self-taught, taking this course brought it all to another level. My confidence in Arcing is more than doubled, especially due to the Feedback option on the course. Thank you for this and all your courses.” —Phil O
“A really great introduction to building the skills of thinking critically about how each proposition of the bible relates to surrounding ideas.” —BMatt
“It will change the way you look at the Bible. The discovery will lead to worship.” —Wellington Driedger
“The arcing class gave me a lot of helpful structure for looking carefully at a passage and determining what the point is. It was so helpful, I signed up for a different class as soon as I finished it!” —Andrea Hartman
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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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