Titus Project is a three month program designed to equip School of Biblical Studies graduates to become teachers and to send them to places in desperate need of Bible teaching. Our goal is to equip the church world wide with tools for studying the Bible for themselves. We target places with limited access to Bible teaching. Our goal is that our program participants will become life-long Bible teachers and continue to equip the church wherever they go, whether back home, or into long-term missions.
The first three weeks are spent in training here in Montana. The next two months are spent on outreach in small teams focused on Bible teaching. The final week is spent in debriefing.
We do not call our program participants “students”, but, rather, see them as co-teachers who work along side us. During the three week training phase, participants learn how to prepare, present and illustrate Bible teachings. Each participant will teach and be evaluated four times during their training and on outreach team-mates will evaluated each other for continued growth. We aim for each participant to teach between six and twelve hours each week. Many places in the world are hungry for Bible teaching and we desire to see School of Biblical Studies Graduates do their part to meet that need.
The global church is suffering from Biblical malnutrition. Despite Christianity’s explosive growth the church in the developing world lacks trained, Biblically educated leaders. To date, there is one formally trained church leader for every 450,000 people outside of the U.S. Some even say that 85% of Pastors worldwide have had no formal training whatsoever. That means that most of the 77,000 unbelievers coming to Christ daily are left with a shortage of qualified leaders to disciple them. Our purpose is to meet this need by training and sending Bible teachers to disciple a new generation of believers who are deeper grounded in Biblical truth.
Three weeks of intense training on how to teach the Bible in an outreach context. The training time is tough, but it needs to be to prepare our participants for outreach where there may be little notice. Classes are held every morning and some afternoons.
We will cover the following topics:
• The Heart of a Teacher
• Methods of Teaching and Preaching Preparation
• Illustrating Your Teaching
• Presenting Your Teaching (Communication)
• The Seven Intelligences and Learning Styles
• Methods and Models for Teaching & Illustrating the Inductive Method of Bible Study in Foreign Cultures
• Teaching Through A Translator
• Teaching Bible Overview
• Teaching Oral Learners
• The course also includes training in personality types, team dynamics, & cross-cultural communication.
Participant Practice Teachings
Each participant will teach four times in the three weeks of training and be evaluated on their strengths and weaknesses. All practice teachings are first modeled by the staff.
Four books are part of our curriculum. They are read and then discussed in a group setting.
• "The Seven Laws of the Learner" by Bruce Wilkinson
• "How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth" Fee, Stuart
• "Discipleing Nations" by Darrow Miller
• "Foreign to Familiar" Sarah Lanier
Prayer, Worship, Intercession
We join with base worship and Intercession, School of Biblical Studies Worship and Intercession, as well as have our own private times as a class.
Outreach Team Meetings
Teams meet to pray and prepare for outreach. Each team writes a research paper on their outreach location.
The goal of outreach is to pass on to pastors the tools of Inductive Bible Study so that they will be better equipped to teach their congregations. Topics such as Bible overview, Historical and Geographical Overview, and Effective Communication are also frequently requested of our teams.
Outreach locations are selected prayerfully on the basis of need, relationship, and potential for growth. We prefer to work repeatedly with the same people/locations in order to have a long-term impact.
Past outreach locations include; Taiwan, Nepal, India, Thailand, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Uganda, Philippines, China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Tanzania and Sudan. Upon completion of the outreach phase, participants return to Montana for debriefing.