Archbishop of Canterbury to teach free, online Advent course

J+Welby+new[BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI] This Advent the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting the world to get more out of the Bible at the start of the Christian year, November 27, 2016. Archbishop Justin Welby, author, teacher, and spiritual head of 80 million Anglicans worldwide, wants everyone to draw closer to God through the Bible by joining his free online class, “Getting More Out of the Bible with Justin Welby.” The course, which is rich with resources and inspiration, will be offered for free to all for the duration of the Advent season, November 27 through December 24.

We are living in divisive and complex times where honing abilities to live peaceful, wholehearted lives is increasingly difficult. The Bible regularly proves to be the inspiration behind lives of kindness, authenticity, and reconciliation. “A key message of the Bible is transformation,” says Welby, “And now more than ever our lives, communities, and society will all benefit from the re-discovery of the Bible as a source of transformation.”

In this course, students will learn how to get more out of the Bible through the Archbishop’s inspiring words and a plethora of Bible resources to help make Bible reading more insightful, practical, and transformative. The class, a series of video lectures, quizzes, and discussions. No special so ware is required. It will take an average learner about 45 minutes to complete. Registration is free and open to all. Click here for more information and to register or go to > Menu > The Big Class. Resources for Congregational use, including downloadable posters, bulletin inserts and a Launch Guide can be found here or at > The Big Class.

This course is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Bible in the Life of the Church initiative, and ChurchNext.

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