Foundation of Biblical Ministry (AM Bible Courseware)
by 20 authors John Phillips, Irving L. Jensen, C. Norman Bartlett, Alfred Martin, S. Maxwell Coder, William MacDonald, G. H. C. MacGregor, Harold Foos, Don W. Hillis, Herbert E. Klingbeil, Lorne Sanny, Louis A. Barbieri, Louis Goldberg, Walter M. Dunnett, Edgar C. James, Stephen F. Olford, James M. Gray, Dorothy Martin, Roy R. Matheson, The Distance Learning Center Staff
AM Bible Courseware allows practically anyone with access to a personal computer to attain a Moody Bible education! The courseware guides you through in-depth studies of the Christian Life, the Old Testament, New Testament, and Personal Evangelism & Basic Teacher Training. Each course also provides relevant life application and gauges your progress through electronic quizzes and tests. As you successfully complete each course, you are awarded a certificate of completion.
These courses are written by Moody-approved instructors and theologians to ensure integrity in communicating biblical truths and in meeting learning objectives.
To create an interactive learning environment, each course is directly linked to hundreds of Logos Bible Software resources, such as:
- Bible dictionaries
- theology handbooks
- and much more
If you already own a Logos Bible Software library, you're in a great position to advance your theological education and start using this courseware today!
Learn from the Best
AM is provided by the Moody Distance Learning Center, the distance learning division of Moody Bible Institute. For over 100 years, Moody has prepared men and women for a lifetime of Christian service, offering one of the finest Bible educations available. In fact, they basically invented the idea of distance education...more than a century ago! It was called correspondence courses.
What used to be accomplished with pen and paper, postage stamps and print books, is now available via state-of-the-art, interactive computer technology. The content is as biblically sound and masterfully taught as ever, but the medium is more convenient, powerful and interactive than ever. By taking advantage of the huge theological library available via Logos Bible Software, the course instructors have provided a level of quality never before achieved in distance education!
Instead of just reading an excerpt from a book, you can read entire articles. Instead of being referred to a Bible passage, you can click and it opens. Rather than paying a visit to the library with a "for further reading" bibliography in hand, you can just click on a title in the "Opportunities for Deeper Study" section of each lesson and open a book you already own! This helps you get deeper in your study and opens up the life-changing Word of God.
The AM courses are grouped into four series: Christian Life, Old Testament, New Testament, and Evangelism & Teacher Training. Each series has from 4-10 courses, with each course consisting of 12 lessons that you complete at your own pace. It’s the most flexible way to study and grow in your knowledge of God’s Word. Every course is written by experienced instructors and theologians with the approval of Moody Bible Institute, so you know you can trust the course materials to be biblically solid and practically helpful.
Who is AM For?
AM Bible Courseware is ideal for anyone!
- People doing personal Bible study.
- Pastors who want to provide standardized learning methods and materials in their church.
- Lay leaders, such as Sunday school teachers, deacons, small group Bible study leaders, etc. who want to become proficient in a specific area of biblical study and teaching.
- People seeking certified learning for ministry and service organizations.
AM is designed to empower you to be an effective minister of the gospel, servant in the church, and communicator of God’s truth.
In short, AM is for anyone who desires to study God and His Word with the help of hundreds of informative and interactive resources!
How is AM Unique?
It's true—there are other sources that provide a biblical education on CD-ROM and other sources that provide helpful resources for studying the Bible. But, not until now, with AM Bible Courseware, has anyone been able to get a biblical education and access helpful resources for further study—all from one source!
AM is unique because it is:
- Course material written by Moody-approved instructors and theologians to ensure integrity in communicating biblical truths and in meeting learning objectives.
- Practical and enables anyone to learn the Bible through courses designed for independent learning.
- Available to anyone within reach of technology.
- Impartial to distance or location. AM doesn’t require you to be online to access materials—you can study anywhere and anytime and have all your materials and a complete library with you!
- Convenient and compatible with your daily responsibilities.
- Provides an abundance of resources to accelerate your Bible study.
Still Have Questions?
Foundation of Biblical Ministry includes all 32 AM courses! Work your way through each AM series and gain a thorough understanding of Old Testament, New Testament, and ministry and leadership topics. Includes all four series listed below. For more details on course content, please consult the Course Descriptions PDF (109 KB).
Christian Life Series
Perfect for new believers and the leaders who disciple them, this series uncovers basic keys to a thriving Christian life and explores the fundamentals of key spiritual disciplines and biblical texts.
- First Steps in the Christian Faith
- A Holy Life and How To Live It
- Memorize the Word
- God’s Will for Your Life
Basic Old Testament Series
Transform your understanding of how Old Testament books work together chronologically to present the unfolding of God’s redemptive plan. Also discover the beauty of poetry and examine the intricacies of prophecy as you explore these Old Testament books.
- Judges and Ruth
Basic New Testament Series
Ideal for those wanting to gain overall knowledge and insight into God’s Word, specifically the life of Christ, the birth of the church, and the doctrines expounded throughout the New Testament.
- 1 Corinthians
- 1 and 2 Peter
Personal Evangelism and Basic Teacher Training Series
A great foundation for all levels of Bible students, this comprehensive course of study will enrich your grasp of Scripture and deepen your understanding of God’s overall plan of redemption.
- The Good News
- Successful Soul-Winning
- The Biblical Basis of Missions
- The Life of Christ
- Survey of the Old Testament I
- Survey of the Old Testament II
- Survey of the New Testament
- Basic Christian Doctrine
- Teaching with Results
- Understanding Students
- Title: Foundation of Biblical Ministry (AM Bible Courseware)
- Publisher: The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago