Core Concepts in Biblical Mentoring


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Course Topics

  • Develop Biblical categories of understanding people (anthropology) and problems (hamartiology) that promote spiritual maturity in others (sanctification).
  • Learn to separate secondary issues from central issues in relationships.
  • Understand the way of the heart.
  • Become familiar with the core passions that drive human behavior.
  • Learn about the personal barriers to the mentoring process.
  • Think through the spheres of mystery versus management of the human soul.
  • Understand the Biblical categories of maleness and femaleness; learn their design and the effects from the Fall in the Genesis account.
  • Develop a conceptual, loose framework of thinking Biblically. Learn how to powerfully move and enter into another person’s life to promote Godly purposes.

Fall Semester 2017

A Theoretical Framework for Biblical Mentoring

Learn a Biblical and theoretical model of people, problems, and solutions that lead to scriptural objectives.

The class meets every Monday night for 16 weeks.

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  • September 11: Class begins; registration deadline
  • December 25 and January 1: Christmas break; no classes
  • January 8: Fall semester ends; last day of class
Spring Semester 2018

Storytelling

A model of Biblical mentoring utilizing personal storytelling as a powerful means of moving into a mentoring relationship is explored, and how this brings substantial help and deepens connection and transformation in community. An interactive small group format will be utilized in the second half of the course.

The class meets every Monday night for 16 weeks.

  • January 29: Class begins; registration deadline
  • March 26: Spring break; no class
  • May 21: Spring semester ends; last day of class

Certificates and College Credit

Certificate of Completion will signify that the student completed the course satisfactorily, with regular attendance and good participation.

College credit is now available for the Core Concepts: Theory fall semester course in conjunction with Moody Bible Institute Spokane.


Tuition

Tuition is $240 per semester.


Moody Bible Institute Spokane Partnership

In 2005, Genesis Institute and Moody Bible Institute Spokane entered into a formal training partnership to offer the Fall Semester, Core Concepts in Biblical Mentoring: Theory as a three-semester credit class accredited through Moody Bible Institute Spokane. This new college credit option is available for students looking to not only personally gain from this Biblical training, but also enhance their formal college training at the same time. Anyone seeking this additional college credit option should contact the Genesis Institute administrative office to jointly register for this credit option.

Jack Lewis

“What a joy to work together with Genesis Institute as we strive together to serve the Body of Christ. Both being para-church organizations, we share the common desire to help people to think accurately, live Biblically, and serve the savior and His people effectively. We share the desire to build His church by discipling believers. We have full confidence in the leadership and staff of Genesis Institute, and are delighted to encourage our students to learn from them. Those who are a part of the Genesis Institute “Core Concepts” class can earn college credit in Biblical Counseling from Moody Bible Institute Spokane by enrolling in the college option and doing the extra required coursework. More than that, however, the course provides the context for any active participant to not only learn deep insights into themselves, others, and the Bible, but also to grow in their ability to help others, and to therefore better fulfill scripture’s command to “bear one another’s burdens.” We thank God for this opportunity to partner together.” -- Jack G. Lewis, Ph.D., Moody Bible Institute Spokane, Faculty Dean

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