Most pastors in the world have no theological education and no way to obtain one. We are working to meet this global need by creating and distributing a high-quality, multimedia seminary curriculum in the major languages of the world due to the hard work of Thirdmill. Our goal is to make Christian education available to Christians in their own lands, in their own languages.
About the Theology School Video Curriculum
The Curriculum has been developed in a highly cost-effective method of production using high-quality multimedia video lessons. All instructors are seminary professors, and, writers. The editors are theologically trained educators, in addition, all translators are theologically astute native speakers of their target languages.
One Year Curriculum
- The Apostles’ Creed
- Building Your Theology
- Building Systematic Theology
- Kingdom, Covenants and Canon of the Old Testament
- The Gospels
- Building Biblical Theology
- The Pentateuch
- Kingdom and Covenant in the New Testament
- The Book of Acts
- We Believe in God
- We Believe in the Holy Spirit
- The Apostles’ Creed – There are many denominations, divisions and theological disputes in the modern church, but despite these types of disunity, there is a common core of belief that all faithful Christians have affirmed throughout history. For almost two millennia, this core of belief has been summarised in the Apostles’ Creed. This course explains the history and use of the Apostles’ Creed, as well as the details and significance of each of its articles of faith.
- Building Your Theology – For many, theology seems complicated, dry and abstract. It shouldn’t be that way if it is done properly. As an introduction to theology, this course will help you learn to build your theology on the certain foundation of the Scriptures but also with pathos and practical application. It teaches the purpose and importance of doing theology, the different sources of revelation, the meaning of inspiration, the proper interpretation of Scripture, and the key distinctive emphases of reformed theology.
- Building Systematic Theology – Throughout the history of the church, faithful Christians have used systematic theology to communicate the teachings of our faith. For many, it has proven to be a helpful tool for expressing ideas clearly, and for organising them in ways that increase our understanding of Scripture. This course analyses the steps of building systematic theology, especially the formation of technical terms, theological propositions, and doctrinal statements. It examines the legitimacy of systematic theology, the place of human logic in the process, and the dangers and benefits of this tool.
- Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament – This course gives a brief survey of the Old Testament, examining the themes of kingdom, covenants and canon. We will see that the Old Testament is not a random amalgam of episodes, genealogies and prophetic tidbits. Instead, it is unified around the central theme of the kingdom of God which was administered through covenants and applied to life through the Old Testament Canon.
- The Gospels – The four gospels are key books of the Bible, since they narrate the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Each gospel has a unique perspective and a unique purpose. This course explains the background, the structure, the main contents, and the major themes of each gospel.
- Building Biblical Theology – Faithful Christians have always recognised the importance of progress in biblical history, especially as it relates to humanity’s fall into sin and to God’s redemptive work. Biblical theology is a specialised discipline that studies this progress by tracing the development of theological ideas between historical epochs. Used rightly, it is a helpful tool for interpreting and applying the Bible. This course explains the meaning of biblical theology, examines the way it is developed, defends its legitimacy, and gives examples from both the Old and New Testaments of its use.
- The Pentateuch – The first five books of the Old Testament are commonly called the Pentateuch. They tell the story of the nation of Israel from creation to preparation for the conquest of the Promised Land. This course explores the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today.