At a Glance
This course leads you through a detailed introduction to all the books of the New Testament, with a deep-dive into the gospel of Mark. Think through the preaching, teaching, theological and missional applications of topics you cover. Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.
Each lesson includes
- A set text to aide and guide your learning.
- A high-level introduction to one of the books of the New Testament A commentary on a section of Mark with exercises and reflections to apply.
- Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
- Aspiring and existing church leaders or church planters who want to know their way around the New Testament
- Pastors with busy schedules who want to grow biblical understanding
- Church planters who want to appreciate the value of understanding the Bible and its implications
- Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to grow in their ability to preach, teach and study the New Testament
- Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis
Work through an introduction to the New Testament with a particular focus on the book of Mark.
Brought to you by Crosslands, the New Testament Introduction course is divided into 12 lessons:
- Lesson 1 – History and theology in the Gospels. Mark 1-5
- Lesson 2 – Introducing the Gospels. Mark 6:1-8:30
- Lesson 3 – Introducing John. Mark 8:31-13:37
- Lesson 4 – Introducing Matthew and Luke. Mark 14-16
- Lesson 5 – Preaching and teaching the Gospels
- Lesson 6 – Ungraded assignment
- Lesson 7 – Acts, Romans and Galatians. The Old Testament background to Paul
- Lesson 8 – Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Paul’s Gospel
- Lesson 9 – 1 & 2 Corinthians. Further aspects of Paul
- Lesson 10 – Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews and Revelation
- Lessons 11-12 – Graded assignment
Dr. Tim Chester
Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.
Dr. Dan Strange
Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.