Study Guide Outline

We invite you into a collaboration as we do theology in community. Revelation provides a crystal clear picture of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him during political, economic, and societal turmoil. By the end of the study, you'll walk away with a clear picture of what it takes to stay on Jesus' mission.

  • 1

    Welcome to Rediscover Jesus through Revelation!

  • 2

    Interpreting Revelation

    • Introducing Revelation

    • Interpretative Strategies

    • The First Century World of the Roman Empire

    • Reading Apocalyptic Literature

  • 3

    Context of Revelation

    • Literary Genre of Revelation

    • Author, Date, Provenance, Audience

    • Major Themes in Revelation

    • Introducing the Apostle John

    • Who is John's Jesus?

  • 4

    The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

    • Cultural Context of the Seven Churches

    • Sustaining a Movement

    • Commendations and Warnings to the Churches

    • Jesus' Church Assessment Criteria for the Church

    • The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

  • 5

    The Song of Jesus’ Glory

    • Worthy are You

    • Introducing the Septets

    • Are you enjoying this study?

  • 6

    The Disciples on Jesus’ Mission

    • What is a Disciple in Revelation

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 7

    The Mission of Jesus’ Disciples

    • What is the mission of the disciple in Revelation?

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 8

    The Gospel of Jesus’ Mission

    • The nature of the eternal gospel

    • A Gospel Message

    • A Faithful Witness

  • 9

    The Expansion of Jesus’ Mission

    • Finishing the task

    • The Remaining Task of Missions

  • 10

    The Completion of Jesus’ Mission

    • What the end will look like

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 11

    The Missiologically Theocentric Pursuit of Jesus

    • What is a Missiological Pursuit of Jesus?

    • Doing Theology in Community

  • 12

    Next Steps...

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    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • One more thing ...

The Ephesiology Podcast

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Join our podcasters each week for a captivating discussion about a New Testament movement that started in Ephesus and impacted all of Asia Minor for 13 centuries. We dig deeply into the missiological theology of the New Testament in order to understand what a movement might look like today.

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The study guide includes the following benefits:

  • Hours of on-demand video

  • Articles and blogs written by our facilitators

  • Accessibility 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer

  • Personal and group reflection questions to help you digest and apply the content

  • Discussion forums to do theology in a community with others in your cohort and around the world

  • Earn a certificate of completion for continuing education credit

Meet your facilitators

With Dr. Harris’ expertise in spiritual formation, Dr. Feiser’s in systematic theology, and Dr. Cooper's in missiology, we’ll examine the theocentric nature of the book which paints a beautiful picture of Jesus as He truly is. Such an understanding of Jesus compels us to stay on mission.

Professor of Spiritual Formation

Donald Patrick Harris

Dr. Harris earned a doctorate of ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a Christian thinker and communicator, church missions consultant and spiritual mentor. After four years as the director of missions at Sherwood Bible Church, Don spent the next 25 years church planting and training church planters in the Czech Republic. His foci are congregational — organizational—health, and Christian leadership development. Others appreciate his creative, contemplative, and collaborative approach to complex issues. Individuals and organizations also apply the insights and experiences Don shares via seminars and workshops, small groups, and—of course—one-to-one.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

David D. Feiser

A graduate of Penn State, Pastor Dave earned a Master of Theological Studies at Palmer Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia, and then to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, where he received a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology. His dissertation was a theology of proclamation, aiming to help the local church use not only preaching, but the sacraments and living out one's faith in the world as means of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What are you waiting for?

We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.