You should expect the same results experienced by churches wherever I have taught the seminar. From day one, I love seeing people move from “maybe I can get this” to “I can actually learn Greek.” By the time the course concludes, most present have experienced several breakthrough moments with the language. I regularly have former attendees contact me with testimonies of how their new grasp on Greek has revolutionized their understanding of God’s Word. The most common question, by far, I receive from pastors remains “when can you return for part two?” Please make sure to watch the video wherein well-known Greek expert, author, and pastor Rick Renner personally endorses the seminar. In 2013, Renner Ministries had me teach the course in Moscow to many of their staff members
The “Getting Greek” videos can be seen at: On our website, www.gettinggreek.org
Yes! I have worked with interpreters many times since 1989. As long as the hosting church provides a skilled interpreter things will work smoothly.
Class sizes for the “Getting Greek” seminar range from a minimum of 35 to a maximum of 65 students.
A large dry erase board—the bigger the better—high quality dry erase markers, and a large, new eraser serve as the most important tools I will employ. Video cameras capable of projecting our work on the whiteboard onto screens serve as another exceptionally helpful, albeit not necessary aid.
Their Bibles, something for taking notes (iPad, laptop, pen and paper), and a willingness to learn. I will provide students with both a course syllabus and several important handouts
Both. One cannot learn to play a sport by merely hearing a lecture. The same holds true for a language. Interaction remains a must. I incorporate into the sessions a time for hands for attendees to practice what they just learned. I also have a question and answer period at the end of each session. For this reason, we limit the number of students to 65.
I tailor the schedule to the needs of each organization. Some have me do as many as 15 sessions. Others ask for a condensed version made up of eight sessions. Each session is one hour long with a short break after each session. Most local churches prefer the condensed, eight session program. Bible schools tend to ask for the extended, 15 session version.
For Bible schools, it varies according to their class schedules. The most popular scenario for hosting churches is the following: Two sessions on Friday evening, three sessions on Saturday morning, an extended break for lunch, and three sessions Saturday afternoon. Although this serves as the most popular arrangement, I can conduct the course for any combination of days the hosting church desires.
Thus far, every hosting church has asked me to minister to their entire congregation on Sunday morning. When a “Getting Greek” seminar concludes on a Saturday; I always plan on ministering in the hosting church that Sunday. Of course, the choice to have me minister on Sunday is completely up to the hosting church.
Certainly. The seminar can easily be promoted as a joint venture by several churches? I regularly have people from various churches in a given region in attendance.
All expenses for the “Getting Greek” seminar are covered via registration fees. Also, pastors of hosting churches may attend free of charge. Please note that I refuse to let money stand as hindrance to teaching people this wonderful language of the New Testament. We offer discounts for those currently undergoing a financial challenge.
Very fast. In addition to teaching people the language of God’s Word, I am the founding pastor of a church. The amazing work the Lord is doing in our church demands a great deal of my time. This, coupled with repeated requests for the “Getting Greek” seminar, results in a quickly packed calendar.
No. I have ministered in places of all sizes. If the Lord tells me to go; I will be there.
Once you book the “Getting Greek” seminar, our office will send you a course syllabus
We will have a registration page on our website.