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Why take the Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey class? Our students say it best. Click here to see examples of their feedback.
As people internalize God’s Word they grow deep in their relationship with God, become passionate and excited about their faith and witness, and come to be a more effective spiritual influence in church, at home, at work, and in their communities.
If you want to go beyond the ordinary, this course is for you!
What makes this course unique?
- Firstly, this Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey course helps people see Jesus Christ as the central, unifying theme of the entire Bible. We call it the Scarlet Thread of Redemption. When people discover for themselves the thematic unity between the various books of the Bible, they see — sometimes for the first time — how extraordinarily miraculous the Bible is!
- Secondly, this is active — not passive — study. As founder Monty Sholund would say, what you dig out for yourself, you keep forever! Those taking the course are encouraged to write each week what they are learning from God as they read the Bible. Journaling – writing and reflecting — is an important aid to learning, internalizing God’s Word, and thinking through life application.
- Thirdly, carefully selected teachers or mentors accompany students on this journey through the Bible, providing guidance, encouragement and feedback. It’s no wonder that so many say they’re never studied the Bible like this before — and that Cover-to-Cover is life changing!
Who typically takes Cover-to-Cover?
Young adults. Students as young as 14 have taken the course — some alongside their parents. Home schoolers can take Cover-to-Cover to fulfil a High School Bible course. And, because of our cooperative relationships with Crown College, University of Northwestern St-Paul, and Association Free Lutheran Bible School, students headed for tertiary education can earn up to six credits!
Parents and Grandparents. Parents and grandparents take it for their own spiritual formation so they can disciple and mentor their children or grandchildren.
Leaders, teachers and disciple-makers. Small groups, ministry leaders, teachers and mentors take the course to be better equipped to invest the light of God’s truth in others’ lives.
God’s Word is for everyone! The Great Commission (Mt 28:16-20) calls everyone to be a disciple maker – and not just within the confines of the church building. There’s a world to reach – starting right here on our doorstep! This dynamic, whole life discipleship course for every vocation, for every age and stage of life.
Where is the course offered?
Local churches. The Cover-to-Cover course is offered at a number of churches across the Twin Cities, and in Des Moines, IA.
Online. Our online platform enables taking the Cover-to-Cover course anywhere in the world.
Check out our Fall Calendar for an option that’s best for you.
What about the cost?
$149 per semester. We pay an honorarium to our teachers who are all experienced Bible teachers. We desire to keep the study of God’s Word affordable. We don’t turn away anyone who cannot afford the registration fee, so we offer scholarships. The ministry is heavily subsidized by our generous donors, for whom we are very grateful.
Questions? Need more information?
See the Village Schools of the Bible web site. Alternatively, email Trish@VillageSchoolsoftheBible.org, or call 952.540.9460.
(The post was written by Warwick Alcock, Director of Strategic Operations, Village Schools of the Bible.)