SEMINARY WITHOUT WALLS 2017

Seminary Without Walls is a praxis-based approach to preparing ordinary people with basic theology, practical skills, and formed character to carry the message of Jesus into their places of work, play, and their neighborhoods, moving towards a gospel renewal in the Middle Atlantic Region. Seminary Without Walls happens in the context of community and rolls throughout the year.  New people can join at each intro session.  If you desire to make disciples and want to participate, please drop us an email or text message at info@downtownhope.org.

The 2017 sessions:
1/8- Intro Session/Break

SEMESTER 1: 02/12- Session 1- Christology  |  03/12- Session 2- Pneumatology  |  04/9- Session 3- Missio Dei| 05/7- Session 4- Theo-ology  |  6/11- Session 5- Hamartiology

7/9- Intro Session/Break

SEMESTER 2: 8/13- Session 6- Soteriology  |  9/10- Session 7 - Worship | 10/15- Session 8- Ecclesiology| 11/19- Session 9- Eschatology

12/10- Intro Session/Break

Sessions are held at Downtown Hope from 6-9 p.m.

SCROLL DOWN TO FIND PREP WORK FOR EACH MONTH


Intro Session - 1/8/2017

No prep work

+ Introductory session for new members; break for continuing members


SESSION 1: CHRISTOLOGY - 2/12/2017

Prep work

+ Read: The Supremacy of Christ 

+ Read or Listen: Systematic Theology, Ch. 29 (The Offices of Christ) - Grudem [audio teaching

+ Watch: 'The Christ' - Third Mil

+ Exegete: Luke 18:18-30 (using the Abbreviated Exegetical Worksheet

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)

+ Complete: My Story/God's Story Worksheet 


SESSION 2: PNEUMATOLOGY - 3/12/2017

Prep work

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology, Ch. 30 (The Work of the Holy Spirit) - Grudem [audio teaching] (60min)

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology, Ch. 34 (Regeneration) - Grudem [audio teaching] (30min)

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology, Ch. 39 (Baptism and Filling of the Holy Spirit) - Grudem [audio teaching] (60min)

+ Read: Intercessory Prayer- Downtown Hope (15min)

+ Read: Ministry and Character - Keller (45min)

+ Watch: The Holy Spirit- Third Mil (90min)

+ Complete: PDP (60min)

+ Complete: Fruit of the Spirit Assessment (15min)

+ Complete: To Whom Am I Sent Questionnaire (15min)

+ Exegete: John 16:5-15 (using the Abbreviated Exegetical Worksheet) (60min)

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)


SESSION 3: MISSIO DEI - 4/9/2017

Prep work

+ Watch/Read/Listen: The Kingdom of God - ThirdMil

+ Read: Missio Dei and the Mission of the Church - Eddie Arthur

+ Watch: Humble Cultural Engagement - Tim Keller

+ Read: A Church with an Evangelistic Dynamic - Tim Keller

+ Read: A Fresh Perspective on Paul's Missionary Strategies - Neil Cole

+ Exegete: Acts 17:16-24 (using the Abbreviated Exegetical Worksheet

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)

+ Complete: My Story/God's Story worksheet to the session for discussion


SESSION Rescheduled


SESSION 4: THEO-oLOGY - 6/11/2017

Prep work

+ Watch/Listen/ReadThe Apostles Creed: God the Father - Third Mil (100min)

+ Watch/Listen: The Doctrine of God: The Attributes of God - Biblical Training (60min)

+ Watch/Listen/Read: The Pentateuch: A Perfect World - Third Mil (60min)

+ Watch/Listen/Reed: The Apostles Creed: The Articles of Faith [ONLY minutes 27-37 or read "Overview: God" in notes] - Third Mil (10min)

+ Read: Systematic Theology, Ch. 16 (God's Providence) [ONLY pgs 315-331] - Grudem (16pgs)

+ Read: Systematic Theology, Ch. 15 (Creation) [ONLY pgs 262-273] - Grudem (10pgs)

+ Read: Systematic Theology, Ch. 9-10 (The Existence and Knowability of God) - Grudem (8pgs)

+ Exegete: 1 Peter 1:1-12 (using the Abbreviated Exegetical Worksheet)

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)


SESSION 5: HAMARTIOLOGY - 7/9/2017

Prep work

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology, Ch. 23 + 24 (The Doctrine of Man and the Doctrine of Sin Parts 1-3) - Grudem [audio teaching]

+ Exegete: 1 Peter 1:1-12 (using the Abbreviated Exegetical Worksheet)

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)


Session 6: SOTERIOLOGY - 8/13/2017

preparatory work

+ Read: How Salvation is Ultimately About God - Wilson

+ Watch: G.O.S.P.E.L. - Propaganda

+ Read: Infographic on the Order Salutis (become familiar with the content)

+ Read: Systematic Theology, Ch. 36 (Doctrine of Justification) - Grudem

+ Interpret: (using the Exegetical Worksheet):  Ephesians 2.1-10

+ Watch: The Gospel in 6 Minutes - Piper

+ Listen: How the Gospel Changes Us - Tim Keller

+ Read & Define: Read Romans 3:23-26; 5:1-5; 8:28-30 and define the following terms using word studies and commentaries: justified, redemption, propitiation, peace with God, called, foreknew, predestined, glorified, grace in which we now stand.  Be prepared to give a concise, few sentence definition for each of the terms.

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)


SESSION 7: WORSHIP - 9/10/2017

prep work

+ Read or Listen: Systematic Theology ch. 51 (Worship) - Grudem [audio teaching]

+ Listen: Louie Giglio Five part message on Worship (15 min. each) 

+ Read: What is Worship?

+ Read or Listen: Systematic Theology ch. 52 (Gifts of the Holy Spirit) - Grudem [audio teaching]

+ CompleteSpiritual Gifts Test

+ Interpret: (using the Exegetical Worksheet):  Romans 12.1-8

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)

+ Read and complete: A Normal Revival, Sessions 1 and 2


SESSION 8: Ecclesiology - 10/15/2017

preparatory work

+ Read: Center Church Introduction - Keller

+ Watch: The Apostles Creed: The Church - ThirdMil

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology ch. 50 (The Lord's Supper) - Grudem [audio teaching]  Have you had an opportunity to partake of this in your local church?  What has it meant to you?

+ Interpret: 1 Cor 12:12-20 using the Exegetical Worksheet

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)

+ Read: Biblical Eldership - Strauch (optional)


SESSION 9: ESCHATOLOGY - 11/19/2017

preparatory work

+ Read: The New Heaven and the New Earth- Walvoord

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology - Chapter 54: Introduction to The Return of Christ- Grudem [audio teaching

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology - Chapter 54: The Return of Christ When and How- Grudem [audio teaching

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology - Chapter 55: The Millennium- Premillennial view- Grudem [audio teaching

+ Read/Listen: Systematic Theology - Chapter 55: The Millennium- Amillennial and Postmillennial view- Grudem [audio teaching

+ InterpretRevelation 21.1-8 using the Exegetical Worksheet

+ Outline: Daily following DH reading plan, use the Book Outline Worksheet (4hrs)


Intro Session - 12/10/2017

Introductory session for new members; break for continuing members

prep work

+ Read: Genesis 1, Genesis 3, Ephesians 2.1-3, Luke 18, 1 Corinthians 15.1-6, Luke 22-24, Ephesians 2.4-10, Rev 21-22

+ Read: "The Storyline of the Bible" - Craig, Bartholowmew

+ Read:Inerrancy and infallibility: Truth Claims and Precision”