"We learn to love GOD'S WORD at the deepest possible level whereby truth and love merge into our experience" - Bishop Jasmin
A Learning Community is different from an educational institution.
A Bible institute or a College usually works on the basis of prescribed outline.
That outline is usually, a set time for lectures, reading material, examination with a pass or fail outcome.
A learning community is based upon a different approach. The goal is to learn at your own pace and not move on until you are comfortable that you really know and understand what you have studied.
We use Jesus teaching ministry as a model. Sometimes he taught large crowds. There were also times when he explained his teaching to small groups around a shared meal. There are also times when Jesus would meet one to one and also with two or three people.
The outcome of a learning community is to engage in a process whereby "knowledge" becomes "known". We use the word known in the Biblical sense of a man and wife who know each other in intimacy. As result of that the whole process of "knowing" becomes much deeper and more intimate.
Our programmes are "Cooperative" and not "Competitive" which means the goal of study is not getting something right or wrong but understanding and knowing the material.
Ultimately that becomes a Discipleship model that is reflected in how we live before a watching world.
"KNOWING THE BIBLE INVOLVES READING, PRAYERFUL REFLECTION AND REPORTING TO OTHERS ON WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED"
THE GRAFTED OLIVE BRANCH LEARNING METHOD
The Sabbath as a Command rather than a suggestion is central to our understanding of spiritual rest.
The Passover is the central focus of the Crucifixion of Yeshua.
The Festival of Firstfruits creates one of the earliest pictures of God's intention for community life.
Pentecost is the celebration of the law for the Jew and the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit for the Christian.
The Feasts of Trumpets has multiple symbolic application to the Christian life.
The Day of Atonement is the allegory of the Smoke of God's presence and the smoke of incense made by man becoming one.
The Feast of Tabernacles is a picture of Glory and the Transfiguration of Yeshua.
The mandate for creation is outlined in the Edenic Covenant.
The Adamic Covenant places the participation of Creation in the center of God's plan for the earth.
The Noahic Covenant defines the unchanging nature of God's heart.
The Covenant with Abraham is the Central unfolding of God's plan for a Messia and a Saviour for the world.
The Mosaic Covenant introduces the notion of Law and Grace into the spiritual social order of Israel.
The Covenant of the Land is the most controversial of the covenants and is explored carefully for the theological implications involved.
The Davidic Covenant brings the fulfillment of the Messianic notion to the front of Israels place in history.
All of the Covenants have their fulfillment in Yeshua.
The fundamental doctrine of the Trinity is the core doctrine of the Bible.
Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel and the the Saviour of the World.
The Resurrection is fundamental to all theology.
The place of Yeshua in heaven having all authority is explored.
Building on on the session dealing with the Gospel this study unveils the central conflict in modern theology as being the gulf between Law and Grace.
THE IN-GATHERING OF ISRAEL
THE GREAT TRIBULATION
In a moment all that is corruptible is purged by fire with the outcome being a complete , whole and harmonised creation.