Program

Menorah Mission School offers a 9-month course that provides an education in biblical topics, health, evangelism, and agriculture. The curriculum consists of classes, described below, and practical activities to equip students with both comprehensive knowledge and experience in those areas. The aim of the course is to prepare students for missionary work and to lead them closer to Christ, in Whom their character will grow.

The program includes more than 100 hours dedicated to personal study and practical application, in which the students will have an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the material presented and practiced in class.

All classes are taught in Italian (or with translation in Italian, for a few classes).

"Let the living gospel be taught in our schools. Let students be educated in its principles, that they may be prepared to impart the truth to others. Let them learn to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of those whom they will meet in their work. By the ministry of the word the gospel is preached; by medical missionary work the gospel is practiced. The gospel is bound up with medical missionary work. Neither is to stand alone, bound up in itself" "Manuscript Releases", vol. 13, p. 303

Program Start and end date

September 30th 2020 - June 21st 2021

Curriculum

To read the description of each class, click on the specific class name.

Class name

Bible Topics

How to Study the Bible

As an introduction to the Bible, this class will cover its inspiration, trustworthiness and the basics on how to study, understand and interpret it.

Bible Doctrines

The students will study and explore the core teachings of Scripture and how to share these doctrines in a meaningful, attractive and Christ-centered way. Students will also learn how to answer main objections to them.

Media Evangelism

This class will provide the students with the foundations, including theory and practical experience, on video production, in order to reach out effectively to a fast-paced media oriented society.

Personal Evangelism

This class will cover different methods to awaken spiritual interest and will teach students how to write and share Bible studies. The students will learn the principles of soul winning and the art of leading people to take decisions for Christ. Practical instruction will also cover the planning and implementation of the complete cycle of evangelism.

Homiletics

In this class, the students will learn the principles on how to prepare and present powerful sermons using a variety of preaching tools and styles. The class will include practice in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

Plan of Redemption and Righteousness by Faith

The big picture; the central theme of Scripture; the plan of redemption as understood in the frame of the great controversy motif. Students will get insights into the controversy from its inception in the heavenly courts to its final consummation – the end of evil and the new earth. We will study the experience and concepts related to salvation in the life of the believer such as justification, sanctification and victory over temptation.

Sanctuary

The sanctuary, as presented in the Bible, gives a unique understanding of the plan of salvation. Every article of furniture, ritual and annual feast will be studied in both type and antitype, giving an understanding of Christ’s ministry through the sanctuary service.

Daniel

This class will be an in-depth, chapter by chapter study of the book of Daniel. A great portion of the class will be devoted to the explanation of the prophetic chapters of the book, understanding their fulfillment in history and importance for our time.

Revelation

This class will be an in-depth, chapter by chapter study of the book of Revelation. Students will get an understanding of the book through an examination of its historical, present, and future fulfillments. We will speak of the importance of the prophetic heritage on which are founded the message and purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Adventist History

This class covers the big picture of Seventh-day Adventist Church history, beginning with the Millerite movement until present time, presenting how God led this movement through the prophetic ministry of Ellen G. White.

Health topics

God's Healing Plan

This class will focus on God's original plan for health, how sin corrupted it, and biblical principles to restore health. We will unveil the differences between true and false remedies from both inspired writings and science.

Laws of Health

The students will learn about the laws of health as presented in the inspired writings: nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest and trust in God. We will study how these laws influence the chemistry and functions of our body, and how they can be implemented in order to enjoy a healthful lifestyle.

Physiology and Lifestyle Diseases

In this class the healthy functioning of the body will be explained, showing how lifestyle can positively or negatively impact our physical, mental, and spiritual health. The connection between lifestyle and diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, will be presented.

Massage

This class will teach the students about the basics of anatomy, the different techniques used in Swedish massage and their healthful effects on the body. Students will spend most of the class in the practice of these techniques.

Hydrotherapy

The use of water in any of its three forms, internally or externally, is called hydrotherapy. This class will give theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform water treatments to boost different functions of the body.

Natural Remedies

A deeper look at the many powerful, natural agents created by God and how they can be used to treat different diseases.

Nutrition

This class will present the physiological requirements of the body, functions of macro and micronutrients, as well as other more specific topics. Students will study the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Herbs

In this class, students are introduced to "God's Pharmacy" and learn how to choose, prepare, and manage herbs and plants to treat disorders and diseases.

Christian Education topics

Relationships

Discussions on the principles and guidelines as revealed in the Bible, as well as in the Spirit of Prophecy, regarding steps toward courtship, marriage, and a happy home.

Principles of Teaching

An introduction to the growing range of teaching skills needed to meet diverse learning needs when teaching or lecturing on biblical and/or health topics.

Church Organization

An introduction to the history of the organization of the Seventh-day Adventist church until present. This class also covers the current structure and functioning of the Seventh-day Adventist church on a world-wide and local level.

True Education

Students will acquire a deeper knowledge of God’s original plan of education for His children. Discover the means and methods by which He has intended to train His representatives on Earth, presenting the dynamic relationship between education and salvation.

Practical Training

We believe that education should be both theorical and practical thus, we do our best to balance the two during the course. Generally, theoretical and/or practical classes are held in one half of the day, while the other half is focused on practical training. Practical training may include agriculture, plant-based cooking, baking, sewing, house keeping, various outreach activities and more.

Mission Trip

During the 9-month program, students have the opportunity to serve as missionaries on the field. It is a blessed time where they can share and apply the knowledge gained during the course, have an out-of-the-comfort-zone experience, a wonderful opportunity to grow in character, and see their lives and the lives of others changed.