We Believe Survey Courses: So Great a Cloud of Witnesses, A Survey of Church History (Scope and Sequence)
This study focuses on the stories of Christians trying to be faithful to God’s call. The call to Abraham and Sarah sets the stage in the first session. The next few sessions identify the believers of the early church and then move into early Christendom of the fourth to eighth centuries, as Constantine adopts Christianity, the canon is determined and Rome rises and falls. The medieval times are examined as architecture, art and music flourish as the Crusades begin. The Reformation as well as its leaders and reforms are studied. Also explored are Protestantism, revival, mission, the church in the 20th century and the church today. The course ends with a session studying the unique qualities of the participants' own congregations.