(HQ) Online Courses Fall 2022 - Register by September 12

by UBF HQ   08-27-2022   0 reads


The UBF HQ Online School Program is designed to support and equip UBF leaders including chapter directors and local UBF ministries. This biblical program is concise and relates to UBF ministry. For autumn 2022, we are offering two courses: Bible Teachers Worship, Selfcare at the Core of Pastoral Care (see the course descriptions below). To register, please contact us at ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by September 12, 2022.

Bible Teachers Workshop

Studying God's word and sharing it with others is the main focus of our ministry. But sometimes the Bible can look to us like an ocean, so vast and deep that it seems almost unfathomable. How can we possibly understand it and explain it properly? Whether we've been doing it for a long time or just getting started, it's good to follow some principles that can help us in "rightly handling the word of truth" (2Ti 2:15).

In this course we will take as a case study Paul's letter to the Ephesians. In the first part of the course, using the inductive Bible study method, we will familiarize ourselves with the text, looking for natural divisions, repeated expressions, structure and major themes. We will examine the context and try to understand why Paul wrote the way he did. In the second part of the course, we will discuss how to develop lessons, Bible study questions and how to actually teach the material. Throughout, we want to listen and learn from each other, so that, as iron sharpens iron (Pr 27:17), we may grow together as good Bible students and teachers.

  • Facilitator: P. Mark Vucekovich
  • Meeting Days and Times: Every other week, Tuesdays 7-9pm CT
  • Orientation/Intro: Tuesday, Sept 27, 7pm CT


Selfcare at the Core of Pastoral Care

This course is designed to promote an understanding of self-care for those devoted to caring for a congregation or individuals who struggle with many life challenges and ministry difficulties. Unfortunately, some caregivers (shepherds, missionaries, pastors, Bible teachers) think of self-care as selfish behavior and neglect to care for themselves. It’s heartbreaking to see them often becoming burnt out. Some of them don’t even realize that they are burnt out and continue to work and work. Caregiving becomes a burden; they often become resentful. Caregivers who neglect self-care are self-defeating in the end. Students will be exposed to some critical issues to form a foundation for self-care, which includes the importance of self-care as a caregiver, tending self to be healthy, building healthy boundaries, developing emotional intelligence, managing stress and anger, and preparing for Community Care.

  • Facilitators: P. David Baik
  • Meeting Days and Time: Every other week, Mondays 7-8:30pm CT
  • Orientation/Intro: Monday, Sept 19, 7pm CT

All courses will be offered through the online platforms on ubfeducation.neolms.com and Google Meet/Zoom. Please contact us at ubfonlineschool@gmail.com by Sept. 12, 2022 (Dr. Augustine Suh and Pastor Kevin Albright) or click the link: https://www.ubf.org/edudept/oscontact.


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