Becoming The Church (BTC)
Guided Study Experience
Purpose & Vision
Focus: The focus of this Study Process is to deepen understanding of what it means to “Walk in Mercy while holding to Grace.” It also encourages folks to share God’s Love with others everywhere.
Foundation in Scriptures: The Scriptures at the Foundation of this program include the Two Commandments of Jesus, “To Love God and To Love Others,” as seen in Matthew 22: 37-40 (KJV)
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Method & Theme: “Becoming the Church Guided Study Experience” includes ten “Phases” of Study to include topics which define what the Church really is, as a state of consciousness within, rather than a location; but the Studies also take the reader on a marvelous tour of all things related to Christian Life such as the meaning of Communion, Forgiveness, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, & much more, but from a perspective of what it means to walk in Mercy while holding to Grace.
Five Chapters (Phases of Study) of BTC Now Available here at MOTL Online Library: The first five Phases of Study are included in the options at MOTL Online Library, as a courtesy to those who would like to get started; and for those who wish to take the whole course, the entire BTC Study plan will be made available in both eBook & paperback formats, hopefully by the end of 2016.
Check Understanding & Apply Understanding: There is an opportunity at the base of each Lesson for readers to answer a few key questions about what they have read and also to consider how the information from that page can be applied in everyday life.
Your Personal Notebook: It is recommended that you obtain a notebook with about a dozen or so dividers in it, in which to record your answers to the “Check & Apply Understanding Questions” for each of the Ten Phases of your BTC Guided Study Experience. These notations can be kept private or shared with others in the context of a home church, support group or cell-ministry.
Navigation: At the base of each lesson you will find a button to take you directly to the next lesson or you can use the Side-Menu or Footer-Menu to locate your next article to read.
Short Term or Comprehensive: These Study Plan Phases can be read in sequence or any individual Phase or article can be used as a Study in and of itself.
Resources for Individuals & Groups: BTC Study Plan is ideal for either individual seekers or groups such as cell-ministries or home-churches. In addition to the Plan itself, there are other Commentary resources offered such as “Genesis to Revelation” & “Short Bible Studies” by Rev. G. E. Newmyer as Guest Scribe.
Spiritual Support: This study is offered freely to all members of the Body of Christ, (regardless of denominational affiliations or absence thereof) who are concerned about deepening their relationship with the Spirit of God in order to become “spiritual in nature.” As Fruit of the Spirit develops, any of us can become better vessels for the “Witness,” as seen in our love for God and others. Here we see the term “Witness” defined in 1 John 5:6 (KJV):
“This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.”
Free Will Love Offerings: In matters of ministry, Chaplain Ann M. Wolf does not charge specific fees for the use of content at Message of the Lighthouse Online Library, including the portions of the “Becoming the Church – Guided Study Experience” which are currently displayed here. However, Ann M. Wolf does gratefully receive offerings as the Spirit leads, which does help with the costs associated with maintaining this website or expanding the MOTL International Outreach.
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Table of Contents
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Special Notice - Read before you begin BTC
Note – Articles are being added frequently: The course described in the Table of Contents here, is the basic “Becoming The Church” (BTC) Study Plan, formatted for online use (using PCs or Mobile Devices) with the first six Phases of Study having been made available here in the MOTL Online Library so folks can get started right away. Subsequent Phases (Chapters) of this program will become available via eBook or by Paperback by the end of 2016; and either format will hold the entire course.
You Can Begin your BTC Study Experience Today: Readers can start their program by scrolling the list of Lesson Titles below. A few articles are still in the process of being prepared & uploaded to this new site; however, all available lessons have live links. Contact Us with any questions or if you need assistance. Thank you!
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Navigation: Whether following the Course in the suggested sequence or just following the Spirit in locating a study topic, this Table of Contents (below), is always available to use when searching for pages. In addition, there is our Main “Super Menu” above which you can mouse over to view choices or a Button to click at the base of each lesson which will take you directly to the next lesson.
BTC Phase 3: “About The Church, The Holy Spirit & Grace"
BTC Phase 6 – 10 - Coming Soon!
BTC Phase 6 – 10 – Coming Soon!
Coming Phases of Study will cover topics such as: our New Covenant, being an authentic “Witness whether we speak or not,” discerning our mission & purpose, supporting one another in the Body of Christ and you will also find commentary regarding the following questions within the context of the Chapters to come:
Ask a Question: To ask a question or suggest one for this area of study which might benefit all BTC participants, kindly use our Contact Form.
Sozo Short Bible Studies – Table of Contents – By Category:
Some of the Sozo Short Bible Studies serve as Bonus Lessons for the BTC 10-Phase Course; however, any of these lessons are wonderful for personal or group spiritual enrichment. Read more about Sozo Short Bible Studies.
Beyond BTC – Increasing your knowledge & understanding