Muller Center

Muller Center

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The Art of Biblical Meditation:
Rumination on God


Objective: To learn the art of daily meditation on Scripture by employing the heart, mind, imagination, eyes, ears, hands, feet and mouth to expand our amazement of the glory of God and to bring every thought and action captive to his will.

Summary: We plan to experiment with numerous ways to meditate on Scripture passages in order to help us develop habits of meditation which can transform our lives. Some of this will be done in our meetings and some at home during our five session/four week study.

Facilitator: Jim Elliff, with others from the CCW team.

Tools required:

• ESV or NAS Bible
• A half-inch or 1-inch hard-sided three-ring binder for 8.5 X 11 inch sheets of paper. It will help to bring some sheets of blank paper for some exercises as well as lined.
• At least five different colors of any type of pen, plus colored pencils

Date and time: 
Monday evenings, 7-9:15, Feb 5-Feb 26. For the necessary continuity, you must be able to attend all five sessions except for emergency situations.

Location: Jim Elliff’s home, 
3104 NW 57th Street (KCMO)

Participants and class size: Any believer from any church in high school or beyond is able to participate. If many more sign up than is reasonable to do our work well, we’ll see if some would like to consider a morning option, or we’ll consider offering this same class in the future. First come, first served.

​Sign up: Email Kole Farney at 
farneykole@gmail.com.

What did George Muller think about the Bible?
What is the Muller Center?
Why did we name the Center after George Muller?
Where is the Muller Center located?
Who are the tutors for the Muller Center?
Photos of previous Muller Center Studies
What is required of Muller Center students?
What is the cost for becoming a Muller Center student?
What is the typical weekly schedule?
How can I participate in overseas trips through the Muller Center?
How may I sign up or ask further questions?

What is the Muller Center?

The Muller Center is a teaching center emphasizing Bible-only studies in a variety of formats.

Why did we name the Center after George Muller?

George Muller (1805-1897) was a man who was used by God in a number of ways. His influence is felt even today, especially related to his views about faith and money. He fed and clothed over 10,000 orphans without asking anyone but God for the help. He trained many students all over Europe as well. He was a pastor and a missionary, traveling in his latter years to many countries of the world. Above all, he was a man of the Bible. He read the Bible four times a year for many years. Everything he did he sought to relate to God’s Word. His advice on meditation and Bible reading is legendary. We believe that his orientation to the truth in Scripture is a model of what we hope to engender in ourselves and in our students.

For an article on the life of George Muller, read what Jim Elliff wrote as an introduction to a larger work on Muller’s life. Click here.

Where is the Muller Center located?

We do not have a building for our Center, but rather use our homes to teach the Bible and to engage others in probing the Bible for themselves. Our tutors at present are located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Who are the tutors for the Muller Center?

Jim Elliff, Steve Burchett, Bryan Elliff and Kole Farney are the tutors at present for the Muller Center. You may find biographical information for them here.

Photos of previous Muller Center Studies

What is required of Muller Center students?

The Muller Center provides classes on the Bible in a variety of formats, some short and some longer. For instance, we may offer a one night lecture, or a four session summer book study, or longer program during the fall or spring.

Muller students must be at least 18 years of age unless given special permission.

The student must obtain whatever maps, Bibles or marking pens required for the forum.

Students must be willing to devote whatever time is necessary for the study at home. In our longer forums, this may take as much as 8-10  hours a week. Other forums may require reading through a small book of the Bible each day (5x/week) for several weeks.

What is the cost for becoming a Muller student?

The only cost to the student is the purchase of the required materials.

 

What is the typical weekly schedule?

The students study the Bible on their own by reading and re-reading the Bible books assigned for each forum. The students are assigned other tasks when reading, such as marking with special pens, gathering personal insights to be shared with the forum, and memorizing lists and Bible portions. The group meets together in a home for an open session where the tutors train the students and engage them in discussions related to their reading.

How can I participate in overseas trips through the Muller Center?

Every few years the Muller Center may take an extended two-week study trip to Israel or Greece and Turkey. Our past trips have been in March or April using a study tour facilitated by Jerusalem University College. The experience, sights, geography, biblical history and fellowship have been amazing. These trips also serve the Muller Center in a critical way because they change how participants read the Bible.

During the sessions where a study tour is planned, all participants are required to participate in it, at their own cost. The Center remains free of charge, but airfare lodging and other expenses are paid by the student. We also are happy to have anyone join with our study tour group. You do not have to be a student to enjoy the trip with us. If you are interested in our next tour, please contact Steve Burchett at steve@ccwtoday.org.

How may I sign up or ask further questions?

Please write Steve Burchett at steve@ccwtoday.org