1 Timothy (CCL)
PASTORAL EPISTLES 1
The Pastoral Epistles are three Pauline Epistles that specifically relate to leadership in the Church. This course is the first of a series of three on the Pastoral Epistles, which were designed to be taken consecutively. After course approval is complete, students will be able to use this series to fulfill a foundational requirement for School programs.
The text for this book is the First Epistle of Timothy from the Holy Bible. The Epistle, or letter, has been divided into four sections or units that will be studied over the next ten weeks. The only text necessary for this course is a copy of the Holy Bible, in any English translation with the exclusion of the New International Version (NIV). Bibles can often be located freely or inexpensively, but if a physical copy is a barrier, there is a link to the Geneva Study Bible in the Resources section. In addition, students can also use Matthew Henry's Commentaries on the Bible to enhance their understanding of relevant Scripture.
The grading policy for this course is under discussion and will be posted here when finalized. Like all School courses, a grade of 75% or better will be necessary for completion to count towards School certificate programs.
I will be holding a discussion session each week in the Agape World Fellowship virtual universe. This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive assistance, and discuss the weekly topic. You'll need to have the freely available AWF browser installed on your computer to access the virtual world. I'll post the location and time of each meeting on the weekly page and help people as necessary with access.
Anyone is welcome to follow along and read all the course material. Students are expected to be independent and willing to learn and listen with an open mind. You will also need to be proficient in the English language to succeed in this class, as all of the work is primarily written. All students are expected to have read, understand, and abide by the Rights and Rules of Agape World Fellowship as well as binding instructions and orders issued by the AWF Board and/or leadership when in the AWF universe. A link to this document can be found in the Resources section of this page. If you have any questions about these Rights and Rules, you should immediately contact the Citizen Deacon or the Guardian on duty for clarification.
Course Outline 
Unit I: Salutation 
- Week 1: An Introduction to the Epistle
Unit II: Negative Instructions 
Unit III: Positive Instructions 
Unit IV: Personal Instructions 
- First Epistle to Timothy - Wikipedia article on 1 Timothy
- Geneva Study Bible. - Annotated version of the Bible
- Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible - The six volume edition
- Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible - The one volume edition
- Rights and Rules - AWF official rules that all visitors/members must abide by in the virtual universe.
- United New Testament Church. Resolution: Women in Church Leadership