In-Depth Scripture Study
The Chicago Master's Commission wants to ensure character development for each student by placing an emphasis on academics. One way we accomplish this is by implementing a weekly Scripture Study where our first and second year students are expected to memorize 4 scriptures each week. In addition to this, students are asked to dive deeper into the Word of God by researching and answering questions such as: Who wrote the passage? What time period was it written in? What was the original language of the passage? All questions must be answered in complete sentences, and the students must use proper grammar. Then, at the beginning of each week, the students are tested to show their understanding of the previous weeks scriptures. The weekly Scripture Study assists in helping the students gain a deeper understanding of the Word of God and the particular passage they are reading each week, that they can then apply it to their lives to become a better individual and follower of Christ. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”.
"Scripture Studies impacted me so much each week, and really developed my understanding of Jesus and the gospel." - CMC Alumni, Michaella Garcia-Harris
Life Lessons, Leadership, and Enrichment
At the Chicago Master's Commission, we also offer a variety of classes that are taught by in-house pastors and CMC staff members. The first years in the program attend weekly Life Lessons classes. These classes teach very practical and spiritual lessons that we find essential for the development of young people so that they can live lives of excellence. Our second and third years attend Leadership classes that are specifically geared toward teaching them the practical and spiritual aspects of being a successful leader. Every student also gets to attend our Enrichment classes. These classes, taught by pastors and leaders of New Life Covenant Church, are classes that are formed out of specific topics that today’s young people are faced with and how the Bible instructs us to deal with them. The combination of the Life Lessons, Leadership, and Enrichment classes gives each student teachings that prepare them to be successful practically and spiritually as they develop.
Some Topics Covered In Each Class
John Maxwell’s Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Health in Leadership
How to Prepare a Sermon
Biblical Character Study
Biblical Topical Study
Building a Resume