Bible Studies

Eric Michel Canadian Harvestime Bible Academy

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Harvestime International Network

3176A Via Buena Vista,

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

www.harvestime.org


The Eric Michel Bible Academy is a consortium of our Pentecostal members, United Baptist Members and Independent United Methodist members under the supervision of

Eric Michel International Interdenominational Assembly of Churches

EMMI Harvestime Bible Academy Curriculum

ENTRY LEVEL SKILLS


Elementary reading knowledge is necessary for students to complete the courses. If the group falls below the

entry level reading skills or members cannot read or write, guidelines for adapting materials to illiterate people

are provided in the EMMI Harvestime Bible Academy course entitled "Teaching Tactics."


SUGGESTED STUDY STEPS

The curriculum of EMMI Harvestime Bible Academy is designed so that other reference books are not required

to complete the courses. You do not need a Bible concordance, dictionary, Bible handbook, atlas,

commentary, etc. If you have access to these materials their use is encouraged, but they are not necessary

to complete the training. You do need a King James version of the Bible in your own language.


Encourage students to set a special time for study each day and start with a prayer to God that the Holy Spirit

will quicken their minds to learn God's truths. Train them to follow this "Seven Step Study Plan":


STEP ONE - Course Survey:

Read the module and course titles on the introductory page of the manual. Use the curriculum list to see

where the course fits into the pattern of Institute training. Read the chapter titles in the "Table Of Contents"

of the manual. They provide an overview of the study. Read the "Introduction" which introduces the subject

matter. Read the "Course Objectives." These are the main goals for your study of this course. After you

complete the course survey you are ready to begin the first chapter. For this and all other chapters use

steps Two through Six.


STEP TWO - Chapter Survey:

Read the "Objectives" of the chapter. These are the goals you should achieve by studying this lesson.

Read the "Key Verse" and memorize it for the "Self-Test." This verse summarizes the basic concept of

the chapter. Read the "Introduction" to the chapter. This introduces the content of the lesson. Go

through the chapter and read the headings (titles which are centred) and subheadings (titles which

are even with the left-hand margin). These introduce the basic outline of the chapter.


STEP THREE - Chapter Study:

Now you are ready to study the chapter in detail. Read through the entire chapter. Do not skip any material.

As you read, underline important points and write notes or questions in the margins. When you are told to

look up a reference in the Bible and read it, be sure to do so.


STEP FOUR - Chapter Review:

Review the objectives at the beginning of the chapter. Have you met each of these goals in your study?

If not, study the materials again. Can you quote the "Key Verse" from memory? Review the chapter headings,

subheadings, and your own study notes and underlined portions.


STEP FIVE - Self-Test:

Take the "Self-Test" for the chapter. When you finish, compare your answers with the correct answers given

at the back of the manual. Study again the material for any questions which you did not answer correctly.


STEP SIX - For Further Study:

Do the assigned projects in the "For Further Study" section. These activities will develop independent study

habits and expand your knowledge of the subject matter.


STEP SEVEN - Course Review:

Upon completion of all the chapters of the course, refer back to the major objectives given at the beginning

of the manual. Have you achieved these major objectives? If not, you may need to review certain portions

of the course again.




CURRICULUM


BASIC TRAINING COURSES


MODULE ONE: VISUALIZING

Communicating the vision of spiritual harvest.


STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST:

The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: "Follow me, and I will make you

fishers of men." His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual

reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest,

things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder

of the Institute training equips students to fulfill. (ISBN #1-930703-02-3)


MODULE TWO: DEPUTIZING

Training labourers to fulfill the vision.


FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH:

This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on the

foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands,

resurrection, and eternal judgment. (ISBN #1-930703-03-1)


KINGDOM LIVING:

The "Gospel of the Kingdom" shall be preached in all the world before the return of the

Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread

the Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable

to life and ministry. (ISBN #1-9030703-04-x)


SPIRITUAL STRATEGIES: A MANUAL OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE:

This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of the enemy

are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the

spirit world are explained. (ISBN #1-9030703-05-8)


MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts. Students are guided

in the discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ. (ISBN #1-9030703-06-6)


KNOWING GOD'S VOICE:

This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life.

A Christian model for decisio- making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions,

steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices.

(ISBN #1-9030703-07-4)


CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS:

This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training.

Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught

include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible

poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining.

(ISBN #1-9030703-08-2)


BASIC BIBLE SURVEY:

This survey provides an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided

for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old Testament (ISBN #1-9030703-09-0).

Volume Two: New Testament. (ISBN #1-9030703-10-4)


MODULE THREE: MULTIPLYING

Multiplying the spiritual labour force which has been trained.


DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW:

This course examines the Biblical worldview from Genesis through Revelation. God's plan for the nations

of the world from the beginning of time is detailed. Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented.

(ISBN #1-9030703-11-2)


TEACHING TACTICS:

This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel. Students are taught

how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel. (ISBN #1-9030703-12-0)


MULTIPLICATION METHODOLOGIES:

God's plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study reveals how a single Christian can be

responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers. Church growth principles

are emphasized. (ISBN #1-9030703-13-9)


POWER PRINCIPLES:

The early church was born as a demonstration of the power of God. Power principles taught in this

course equip students for spiritual harvest and move them from being spectators to demonstrators

of the power of God. (ISBN #1-9030703-14-7)


MODULE FOUR: ORGANIZING

Organizing the resources resulting from multiplication.


BIBLICAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES:

A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders,

and Scriptural strategies for success. (ISBN #1-9030703-15-5)


PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS:


Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis. They learn how

to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel

message. (ISBN #1-9030703-16-3)


MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES:

Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God. This course analyzes Christ's objectives for

ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry.

(ISBN #1-9030703-17-1)


MODULE FIVE: MOBILIZING

Mobilizing the spiritual task force

through practical application.


MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES:

This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical

application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various areas

of ministry are also available through this module. (ISBN #1-9030703-18-x)


MODULE SIX: EVANGELIZING

The vision becomes reality through the

process of leaven-like evangelism.


LEAVEN-LIKE EVANGELISM:

The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough: The leaven is

small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including

detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between

ministries. (ISBN #1-9030703-19-8)


SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES


WOMEN, A BIBLICAL PROFILE:

A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry. Also includes a study of the Bible

books bearing women’s names--Ruth and Esther--and resources for a biographical study of all of the women

of the Bible. (ISBN #1-9030703-20-1)


YOU CAME UNTO ME. A JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY MANUAL:

A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes guidelines for writing and visiting inmates,

conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out to families of inmates, and ministering

on death row. (ISBN #1-9030703-22-8)


INTERCESSORY PRAYER:

An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray for, when not to pray,

resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer. (ISBN #1-9030703-23-6)


BATTLE FOR THE BODY:

A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines for receiving and ministering

healing. (ISBN#1-930703-21-x)