Introduction to the Bible
Welcome to the “Introduction to the Bible.” We believe that biblical literacy is a critical part of lifelong faith formation, so we designed this course to introduce you to the Bible, its origins, its basic structure and message, and how you might use it to better inform your faith. As we study the scriptures together over the six weeks of the course, we will also engage you in a personalized Bible study project that we hope will deepen your relationship with the scriptures and perhaps teach you something about yourself.
Any Bible study is bound to raise uncomfortable challenges and this one may be no different. We understand that the Bible is unique because it is more than a book to be read, but also a book that reads you. Your story can be found in its pages, and God is waiting to walk with you on this journey. We are grateful that you are allowing us to help you set out on your way.
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* If you are using this material as part of a group study, please watch the video offered for each session AHEAD of the meeting time for that session.
Original Live Session Instructor
Roger Jasper has served as pastor of Living Faith since July of 2010 and has been in pastoral ministry since 2003. Roger holds a BA (double major in Religion and Philosophy) from Georgetown College, an MDiv from Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Baptistic Histories and Theologies from the University of Manchester.Currently, he is working toward a PhD at the International Baptist Study Centre in Amsterdam (formerly in Rüschlikon and Prague). Roger came to know Christ at a young age through the teaching of his grandmother and was later baptized into Slate Branch Baptist Church of Somerset, KY. Slate Branch also ordained him in 2004 during his first pastorate.
Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies
Dalen C. Jackson came to BSK in the Fall of 2002 and has served since 2007 as Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies. He was ordained to Christian Ministry in 1987 and served churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia as pastor and interim pastor, youth minister, children’s director, recreation assistant and in a variety of lay roles. Prior to coming to BSK, he was chair of the Division of External Studies at Judson College in Marion, Alabama and chair of the Humanities Division and head of the Theology Department at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia.
Flourish courses offer great learning opportunities around key topics designed to help equip church leaders for vibrant ministry. These short-term courses, are offered online and are affordable.