IFD234 – A Survey of the Life of Jesus of Nazareth – A Survey of the Life of Jesus of Nazareth

Course Dates: September 18 – November 20, 2017

Using a host of media from studies in the Holy Lands (with Dr. Jim Fleming), Pastor Jim Reiter of A&M United Methodist Church will take you on a tour of Israel — with an eye to the ways that considerations of 1st Century Middle Eastern customs/culture, geography, and a variety of sciences (including archaeology and sociology) illuminate the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.  No books are required, however, there will be list of recommended readings as well as downloadable materials and handouts each week.

To enroll in this course, please email pastor Jim Reiter at or call the church office at 979-846-8731.  You will need to give your name and an active email address.  Course start-up information will be sent to the email address you provide.

Price: Free to A&M UMC attendees


Jim Reiter

The Rev. Dr. Jim Reiter is an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church—having served a number of churches in the East Texas area over the last 35 years.  He currently serves as Associate Pastor of A&M United Methodist Church – where, among other things, he gets to engage a growing passion for and interest in the area of Spiritual Formation–helping individuals and groups attain to “next levels” in their spiritual development.  (Currently, Jim is working on a Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church – engaging coursework at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.) Among the exciting “chapters” he values in his life and ministry is work in the Holy Lands with Dr. Jim Fleming — first as a participant in his Study Tours and then as the U.S. Manager of his Biblical Resources.  Dr. Reiter acknowledges his indebtedness to Fleming for much of the insights, teachings, media, and other connections which he brings to his “Survey of the Life of Jesus of Nazareth.”