We are planning to kick off a new CAPS Hermeneutics (Bible study methods) class on Thursday, June 30 at Clintwood Baptist Church in Clintwood, Virginia. The tentative time is presently 7 p.m., and we will update this if it changes prior to June 30. I will be teaching and overseeing the class along with Pastor Bryant Owens of Clintwood Baptist.
This class is intended as a prelude to a subsequent course, homiletics (preaching), and will involve an in-depth study of Philippians as an application of the principles of Bible study we learn (the later preaching class focuses on preaching Philippians).
There is no educational prerequisite or tuition charge for the class; the only cost will be for books ($4 each for a single textbook) and the notebook (about $10 to cover cost of materials). We plan to meet for about six weeks (on Thursdays), starting Thursday, June 30.
If you would like to join this class or learn more about it, please contact us as soon as possible so we can touch base with you and make sure we have enough class materials.
Please click here to contact us if you are interested or know someone who may be interested. We will then be in touch with you about more specifics, including a brief application that we would like to receive from students prior to the class.
For the first class, students need to bring the following materials to class, as they will be helpful to begin a historical background study of Philippians:
- at least one Bible
- one or two study tools from the following list:
- Study Bible
- Bible dictionary
- Bible encyclopedia
- Book on manners and customs
- Book on Bible or New Testament history
- Secular history book that covers the Roman empire and Philippi
- Exegetical/technical commentary on Philippians