Biblical Interpretation with Rev. Mark Statler

This course introduces the basic principles of biblical interpretation. Together we’ll explore how the Bible came together, methods for interpreting scripture and helpful tools for biblical interpretation.

This training module is available on Absorb, our on-demand learning platform that offers online courses on your timeline, at a pace that works for you. The goal of this learning platform is to equip local church leaders on a variety of topics to support their work.

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About the Instructor

Mark Statler has been a Missouri Methodist all his life. The last 30+ years he has served in a variety of cool places around the state as a pastor and currently serves as the Director for Leadership Excellence in the Missouri Conference Office. In addition to his family, a consistent source of joy for Mark is teaching, especially about the Bible. His hobbies include music, KC Chiefs, Duke Basketball, golf, grilling and piddling around with minor home repairs.

This course is one of four within the Digging Deeper pathway for laity learning and discernment. Courses on the Digging Deeper pathway are required for individuals pursuing either Certified Pulpit Supply or Certified Lay Minister in the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. To learn more, visit