Having your own knowledge of the word of God is an integral part of your walk with Christ.
Without it, you’re relying on theologians and pastors to interpret the word for you, making you a second-hander.
With the Greek Mastery Membership, you can go deeper into the word of God than you ever have before by learning to read biblical Greek.
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One fine morning, you sit down to read your Greek New Testament.
Instead of opening up BDAG, Logos Bible Software, or some other tool, you simply open up your Greek New Testament and begin to read.
As you read your way through the verses, you don’t stop to look up words. Instead, you experience an uninterrupted and rich interaction with the untranslated word of God.
This experience helps you grow in understanding of the original text without having to depend on the translation work of others.
Learning to read the scriptures in Greek will help you to know the Lord more fully, and as a result, grow in your love for Christ.
As a you read the language of the New Testament, you are able to behold God more clearly through the word. Reading in Greek gives you greater insight into what God has revealed about Himself, His redemptive plan, creation, mankind, sin, believers…
In short – the Word comes alive in the original languages!
Ultimately, you will feel that you are able to better see the world through God’s eyes, and in doing so, you will grow in your walk with the Lord.
As well as that…
Reading Greek paves the way for faithful service to God, because your direct knowledge of scripture drives everything you do.
This is why members send in testimonials like this:
Your personal ministry might be focused in the church, in the home, or on the mission field.. (Including the mission field in your own hometown!)
Wherever and however you serve, knowing Greek will help you be more effective, because your daily interaction with the word shapes your character, and your character is reflected in the way you serve.
To illustrate, let me point out one of the apostle Paul’s concerns for believers.
He desired that those to whom he was writing would look more and more like Jesus in their life and character.
In other words, he wants believers to be spiritually mature or complete.
Just consider the following passages from Paul’s pen:
Col 1:28-29 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
2 Cor 13:9b this we also pray for, that you be made complete.
2 Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
The journey of learning Greek will help you grow and mature into the image of Christ, just as God wills for you. (1 Thess 4:3, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification…”)
When you read your New Testament in Greek…
1. You’ll have greater clarity about what the writers of the New Testament books have communicated. As one of our members put it, “I feel like I’m getting to know the authors.”
2. You’ll have greater confidence in your understanding of scripture. You will be relying on your own interaction with the text derived from your own understanding, rather than depending solely on others who have studied Greek.
3. You’ll also see incredible gains in efficiency because you’re less dependent on the work of others. Instead of spending 10 hours in the commentaries, you can spend 1 in the text and more time applying it!
4. And best of all, you’ll have a vitality to your walk with Christ, a daily joy that is constantly growing deeper.
I used to think that I would have to immerse myself in the language to be able to learn it. But I was wrong!
There are only 4 things required to master the Greek of the New Testament.
Combined these four activities can be done by most people in about an hour a day.
And much of that hour can be distributed throughout the day – in times when you’re waiting for other things to happen.
Of course, once you’re finished with beginning Greek the time requirements reduce significantly. At that point, you’re able to read the New Testament in your devotions, and just continue to use small segments of your day to continue to make progress in your Greek!
In fact, many members simply replace their social media time with learning Greek, by simply deleting or limiting Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Sports Apps, etc on their mobile devices.
This alone helps members make huge progress!
Great question! To answer, I sat down with Stephen Hackett, long time Greek Mastery Membership and now instructor for Biblical Mastery Academy to ask him how he made time for Greek with a 50 hour/week job, four young children and a wife, and responsibilities at church.
He was quite candid, in this interview and said, “we make time for what is important to us.” 😮
Don’t forget that the time you invest in learning Greek will save you time in the medium and long run!
First, because you’re reading scripture in Greek, you won’t puzzle over which translation is right or best. You know what it says without having someone to explain it to you.
Not only this, but when you encounter a difficult text, you’ll have a huge advantage. Instead of sifting through varying opinions, and having no way of coming to an answer, your knowledge of Greek will allow you to quickly and effectively evaluate the arguments and conclusions of scholars!
Your knowledge and work will be faster, which creates more clarity in the text than you’ve ever experienced.
In short, knowing Greek will allow you to better live out 2 Timothy 2:15.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
Who doesn’t want that?
Reading in Greek will empower your life and ministry more than any other theological pursuit, because learning and knowing the original languages will immerse you in the word of truth like never before.
You’ll not only learn the language and gain the ability to read the New Testament in Greek, but while you do it, you’ll develop a richer knowledge of scripture, of Christ and of the commitment it takes to be a faithful exegete of the text.
But… and this is very important… even an hour a day is a big commitment.
Learning Greek isn’t for everyone.
We are confident we have built a world-class training program.
But its up to you to make the best use of it!
If you’re not able to commit yourself to taking small consistent steps toward mastery, then perhaps now is not the right time.
But if you’re ready to put in a little bit of work each day, and if you’re committed to consistency, then we’d love to introduce you to the deeper, wider world of biblical scholarship!
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No matter where you’re starting from, whether it’s complete beginner, refreshing old skills, or jumping straight into the intermediate Greek content, in less than 12 months, you can achieve significant progress with the Greek Mastery Membership!
Beginning Greek is a great place to start whether you are refreshing your skills or starting from scratch.
We have a NEW Beginning Greek Cohort starting April 6 2023 11:30am Pacific time and meeting weekly at the same time for 12 months.
We also start faster (6 month) cohorts regularly and you can always study at your own pace!
The course we offer after Beginning Greek is called Reading Greek. The outcome of this 10-week course is being able to confidently read 7 New Testament books in Greek!
We have a NEW Reading Greek Cohort starting June 2023 (time TBC) and meeting weekly for 10 weeks.
Wherever you begin, you can look forward to our systematic approach helping you master a new book of the Greek New Testament every 2 months on average!
In fact, if you start from scratch and work through our courses and milestones at a rate of 1 lesson per week, you will be able to read nine New Testament books in Greek at the end of 12 months!
Join now to start your journey!
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The Greek Mastery Membership is an all-in-one educational platform that gives you access to:
The community is a huge benefit of joining this membership, because you can get quick help with anything you need an answer to.
The community is also where we host weekly calls for support and growth – anyone can join these calls, regardless of which milestone or stage you’re in.
Courses available inside the membership include:
The live cohorts give you regular opportunities to take one of our courses with a group and an instructor.
In a cohort, you’ll attend weekly live video calls to discuss the coursework and get personal help from an instructor.
Milestones are smaller achievements within the big journey! Each milestone contains video lessons guiding you through the New Testament book you’re reading through with the relevant vocabulary for you to learn.
There are 7 milestones, each containing between 3 and 7 New Testament books.
One of the biggest challenges of learning Greek is the sheer size of the task.
That’s why we’ve broken the task into a series of smaller, bite-sized steps that we’ve put into a logical structure.
Using our system, you’ll read your way book-by-book through the Greek New Testament starting from the easiest book and progressing to the most challenging book of the New Testament.
Our job is to guide you through every small step until you’re reading your Greek New Testament with clarity and confidence.
Each time you take a small step, the next one is ready and waiting for you.
Our system walks you systematically through the journey from Beginner to Mastery.
As you can see in the picture, the books are in a specific order… (not all books are shown)
That order is from easiest to hardest in terms of syntactical and lexical difficulty.
In other words, as you learn and grow in experience, your reading challenge grows with you, as you read through the Greek New Testament from easiest book to hardest!
What’s more, you will learn vocabulary as you go using our smart vocabulary system so that you learn only the new vocabulary you need for each week’s reading, continuously building on your existing knowledge.
Here’s the story of how this system came about.
When I started seminary, I had the personal goal of reading the whole Greek New Testament.
Everything was good as I was going through Beginning Greek.
But then I found that the intermediate classes I took were not designed around reading, but around exegesis. Exegesis is important, but without reading it lacks practical value.
I realized that if I wanted to succeed, I’d have to come up with a system myself to be able to read the Greek New Testament.
So what I did was, I took all the books in the Greek New Testament…
I then arranged them from easiest to hardest…
Then I created the vocabulary and arranged it systematically for each book eliminating words that came previously so I never learned the same word twice, even if it occurred repeatedly.
This ordering and elimination of duplicates is the secret to being able to read through the New Testament far quicker than any other method I’ve seen.
I couldn’t believe no one else was teaching this. It blew other approaches to learning vocabulary (especially the occurrence-based approach) out of the water.
Once I started using it, I was able to read more of the Greek New Testament, with greater speed, and more ease than almost all my classmates.
Better yet, it allowed me to actually develop my knowledge of Greek much further after seminary, when most students lose their Greek.
When I created the Greek Mastery Membership, I didn’t want it to just be an “info-dump” with no personal support.
I wanted to make sure members were achieving their goal of learning to read Greek.
So now the membership exists in community where I and other instructors host weekly live calls!
This allows members to have consistent support, wherever they are at with their Greek.
Every week in our buzzing community we offer an Office Hours Call and two Text Reading Calls.
These calls are an opportunity to check in, bring questions, and make progress with your skills.
An open call for anyone to join and bring any questions about Greek. Whatever you’re working through, use the Office Hours to interact with an instructor and discuss your current challenges.
A call to discuss Greek text with a group and instructor. This call offers you the chance to sharpen your translation skills and grow in your knowledge of Greek through interaction with others!
We record ALL our calls and make them available for you to watch when you’re ready!
The Community is where members chat, share, and help one another out.
You’ll be able to ask any question in the community and get support from people further ahead than you. You’ll get fast responses because the members of this community love to serve and support each other.
This kind of support is invaluable. Being able to ask a question and have responses within minutes helps you grow so much faster than if you were studying alone!
Every month, I choose a topic and a book for us to read on Greek, Hebrew, Spiritual Growth, or Church History. Throughout the month, we read, share content and discuss the topic. At the end of each month we discuss the book and the topic and what we’ve learned.
The Growth Hub helps you grow in your love for the Word, for Christ, and the history, culture, and heritage we share in Christ.
Here are just some of the books we’ve read in the past… (or will be reading in the near future)
One of the huge benefits of studying with a membership is that you don’t pay per course, and there’s no time pressure on when you have to complete courses by.
As a member, you have access to any course you need, when you’re ready for it!
Here are the courses we currently offer:
We’re always adding more courses to this membership!
In this way, the value of the membership is continually increasing – even though the price never goes up for existing members.
Cohorts are groups which walk through a course on weekly live calls with one of the instructors at Biblical Mastery Academy.
This gives you get structure, accountability, and deadlines to keep you motivated.
We regularly run cohorts for all our existing courses:
Currently we start 4 Beginning Greek cohorts annually! This means if you join one cohort then fall behind, you can self-study until you’re ready to join the next one.
Unlike seminary, you can jump between cohorts without any registration requirements. Or you can simply use our material, Office Hours calls, and resources to work at your own pace within the community!
We also run cohorts for the other courses regularly. With every cohort we aim to choose a time that suits as many people as possible, but not everyone can attend the live calls for their cohort.
That’s why we post the replays for every call inside the community – these are highly valuable for checking your translations against the other members and the instructor’s feedback.
Milestones are achievable goals that you can hit along the way toward the big goal of mastery of the whole Greek New Testament.
Every Milestone contains a number of New Testament books to read. Video lessons guide you through the grammar concepts of the reading of the week, and you get a weekly set of vocabulary words to learn.
Our vocabulary acquisition program is the key ingredient behind being able to read New Testament books with confidence and clarity. Greek Mastery Members have proven that this system is one of the most advantageous for those looking to quickly read a large volume of New Testament books.
Compared with other programs, ours boasts of a high reading volume in a relatively short time!
Learning vocabulary in a strategic order makes all the difference.
In the Greek Mastery Membership, we make it easy for you. We provide all the vocabulary in digital flashcards decks, compatible with an app which is available on Apple and Google app stores for a low, one-off fee.
So far, over a thousand Biblical Mastery Academy members have had success with our vocabulary acquisition approach as it has helped them read confidently in Hebrew and Greek!
Look at what Hilary, a Greek Mastery Member says about this vocabulary system…
Nothing helps you to learn vocabulary better than to see it immediately in a text you are reading, and nothing helps you to read a text more easily than to have just learned the vocabulary you need for it! Biblical Mastery Academy is like the stabilisers on a training bike, giving support and confidence for the next stage in learning.
When I went to seminary, I paid $6500 USD for seven classes of Greek over 7 semesters.
That included Beginning Greek, two semesters of Greek Exegesis, and then two more semesters of exegeting a few different NT books, and one class reading through the Church Fathers.
But I was not taught how to read Greek (even in my Church Fathers class).
I had to do a lot of self-directed work outside of my regular seminary studies to learn how to read.
For you however, it would be a different story.
With the Greek Mastery Membership…
That’s much less time than I spent in my education!
If you paid the annual fee for your Greek Mastery Membership, that would be $550 a year.
So if you stayed in the Greek Mastery Membership for four years, your grand total would be $2,200.
That’s just 30.46% of what I paid for only seven classes of seminary…
And for a far more thorough education in biblical Greek than I ever got!
Right now, the Mastery Membership is just $50/month or $550/year.
(The yearly option essentially gives you one month free each year.)
I would love to serve you and help you grow in your Greek.
So would the rest of our instructors and the whole community.
The question is, are you ready to take the first step?
If so, I’ll see you inside.
Join now, cancel any time.
If you join and don’t LOVE the membership, you can change your mind within the first 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund. We hardly ever get requests for a refunds because we truly do give outstanding value for money.
We've created an optional certification framework for Greek Mastery Members.
All while developing a deeper love for the Word of God!
Join now, cancel any time.
Yes, you can cancel your monthly membership at any point. When you cancel, you must acknowledge you will lose your current pricing. One of the benefits of being a member is that the price will never go up for you.
Yes, you can pay annually and save one month per year. The savings is our way of saying thanks to you for your commitment!
Yes, you will need two apps: ParseGreek and Flashcards Deluxe from the App Store or Google Play store.
You will also need Beginning With New Testament Greek by Merkle and Plummer if you are going through Beginning Greek.
Beginning Greek cohorts start quarterly. The next one starts on April 6th at 11:30 PDT and will run on a slower pace of a chapter every two weeks over 1 year (with weekly calls)
Not at all. The membership is designed to be flexible! If you’ve finished beginning Greek you can start directly into our Milestones, and you can access Beginning Greek to brush up on the basics.
If you are studying Greek in seminary or college, the Greek Mastery Membership can be a great way to go further than your academic course will take you. Many seminary students enrol with us to learn reading skills that they find are not being taught in their courses.
If you’re self-studying, you will be surprised at how much faster you can learn with our complete systematic approach!