New curriculum helps students dig deeper into God’s Word.

By March 25, 2005

USA (MNN) — A new curriculum, Survey of the Bible, is being launched this month by Crossroad Bible Institute. It’s a companion to Crossroad’s current Great Truths of the Bible materials, and one that helps the students dig deeper into Scripture.

Crossroad President David Schuringa says the course is interactive and goes deeper than the Great Truths study: “Survey of the Bible helps them to see how Scripture is put together from Genesis to Revelation, how it is one unfolding story of the drama of Redemption, centered in Jesus Christ, so it’s a very exciting course.”

The new study was tested by a pilot program of 300 prison inmates, many of whom were ‘baby’ Christians. Schuringa says, God’s been working. “We see very, very encouraging signs of a deepening of their relationship with Jesus Christ, and a deeper desire to study God’s Word, because they can understand it better.”

Crossroad focuses primarily on reaching prison inmates with Bible study materials, but Schuringa says that churches also use Crossroad’s Bible studies to help teach people how to read and study the Bible. And he thinks that this new study will be great not only for inmates but also for churches.

Pray for the 32-thousand prison inmates taking Crossroad courses and the 45-hundred instructors helping guide and disciple their coursework, that God will give wisdom and understanding.

Schuringa also asked prayer for the ongoing ministry, “There’s a lot of things to be praying about and especially, just give thanks to God that the church is so active in the prisons, because that’s people that Jesus wants us to be near and to hang out with.”

If you would like to help support Crossroad’s crucial work in the prisons through volunteering to be an instructor or financial gifts, call toll free in the USA 1-800-668-2450 or go to their website http://www.crossroadbibleinstitute.org/.

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