Course Overview

In Teaching the Bible, Dr. Brian Upshaw leads student in the exploration of the craft of teaching as Jesus taught. More than a course simply for Bible teachers or pastors, this course is designed to equip students with the ability to share in large rooms or on an individual basis, whether they consider themselves teachers or not. Sound Bible teaching is considered critical per the mandate of Scripture. In fact, throughout Jesus’ ministry, he was found teaching and illuminating the Scriptures to those He encountered, oftentimes further explaining a passage that was historically misunderstood. In this course, the student will study Jesus’ model of teaching along with other topics such as:

  • Why We Teach
  • Characteristics of a Teacher
  • Getting to Know Your Bible
  • Learning Styles
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Curriculum Design and Setting Objectives
  • Teaching Across Life Spans

Sound doctrinal teaching has always been essential to the health of the church and the advancing of the mission of God. In fact, all of the New Testament Epistles were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to address either false doctrine being taught in the church or sinful behavior because of ignorance or disobedience to biblical truth. Throughout this course, students will be able to better understand their role as stewards of that truth and discover creative ways to convey that truth to those they teach.

MIN524 e4-12


This Course is Taught by

Dr. Brian Upshaw: Team Leader, Church Health and Revitalization, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

I earned my Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. My passion is helping people create a disciple-making culture in their homes, churches and communities. Over the years I've served local churches in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, and occasionally as an adjunct faculty member at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Degree Seeking Students

  • Application and Acceptance
  • Register for Class
  • Order Workbook
  • Order Textbooks
  • Become Familiar with Logging on to Blackboard
  • Understand the Course Schedule

Important Information

  • Course Syllabus

Enrichment Students

  • Register


  • Course Workbook




 This e4-12 course has 12 lectures approximately 45 minutes long.

  • Why We Teach
  • The Teacher Part I
  • The Teacher Part II
  • What We Teach
  • Who We Teach Part I
  • Who We Teach Part II
  • How We Teach Part I
  • How We Teach Part II
  • How We Teach Part III
  • How We Teach Part IV
  • How We Teach Part V
  • How We Teach Part VI


Promotional materials are available to the liaison to help promote e4-12 to your church. Please view the designated area for liaisons only in blackboard. If you need help or more information,  please contact Terrill Gilley the e4-12 academic coordinator.