Starting next week I have the privilege of being involved in the New Jersey Bible Institute (NJBI) for the first time. I will be teaching an Old Testament survey seminar. I am very excited to be a part of this ministry, and to see how God will use it to strengthen beleivers in northern New Jersey.

The purpose of the NJBI is “to offer seminars in biblical studies for those who desire to learn for their own edification. It also serves to instruct church educators, including pastors, teachers, elders, deacons, and youth pastors.” One of the blessings of the NJBI is the provision of a more formal learning environment than is available to the average church goer.

The OT Survey course I will be teaching is exciting because the majority of the OT is unexplored territory for most Christians. The Old Testament makes up two thirds of the Word of God, and covers vast chunks of history. Understanding the historical, cultural, and theological environment of the Old Testament is crucial to understanding the ministry of Jesus and the New Testament. This seminar is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Old Testament in an easy to remember format. If you take the class, you will master the general contents and chronology of the OT.

Registration for OT Survey closes Wednesday!

Please pray with me that the NJBI will be used by God to complement and strengthen local churches in northern New Jersey.

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

-Romans 15:4

Ryan serves as the Senior Pastor of Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, New Jersey. He is married with four children.

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