This New Testament unit is exciting because it provides an opportunity to seriously engage with the Biblical text. Students will gain an insight into the background, purpose and overall message of the four Gospels, and Acts, introducing us to the person of Jesus, the kingdom of God and the mission of the church. For any person involved in ministry it is important to know the Bible and its overall message well. But this cannot be done unless we understand the story of Jesus, both in the light of the meta-narrative of Scripture and in the historical context out of which the story unfolds. Students will discover that this narrative is not only objective, but also intersects their personal lives, as the reality of a risen Saviour calls them to be participants in the continuation of a story that brings life and hope. Not only will students grow in confidence by coming to grips with God’s bigger picture, but this unit will also provide an open door for further in-depth studies.