In the summer of 2017, Mike Bickle felt it was time to journey through the Bible’s 150 end-time-themed chapters in a community learning experience. For many years these chapters have calibrated the IHOPKC community to live a “forerunner” lifestyle. Starting from the book of Genesis and culminating with the vivid end-time depictions of the book of Revelation, these chapters have undergirded the tenacity of intercessory missionaries and forerunner messengers. For this reason, the International House of Prayer established a new ministry initiative called the CENTER FOR BIBLICAL END-TIME STUDIES (CBETS).
The goal of this initiative is to empower the Church to understand and proclaim the unbroken story of God from creation to culmination according to the Scriptures. This gospel-centric, mission-minded, community-based, and biblically grounded ministry exists in the context of our 24/7 sanctuary of prayer with worship.
Aside from our new On-Demand courses and events, we established our premier learning environment called the FORERUNNER STUDY GROUP (FSG). Together with others, FSG participants go through each of the 150 end-time-themed chapters in the Bible over the course of six self-contained modules.
These chapters have often been neglected even though they tell the complete story of the gospel. FSG systematically presents and provides an interactive environment to discuss each of these chapters that reveal the glorious hope of the gospel.
This flagship program led by Mike Bickle is a robust community learning experience that can be accessed live online or locally, here in Kansas City, along with many participants who are seeking to understand, live, and share the complete gospel message. After successfully completing all six modules, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from the International House of Prayer, verifying that the participant has studied all 150 chapters.
The wonderful gospel of forgiveness offers humanity a changed heart, but this is only half of the story. We need more than just forgiveness and personal transformation; we need a cosmic solution! These chapters tell us how God will disrupt everything and establish an eternal reign of peace under His leadership.
In other words, the Lord has yet to apply the full extent of what He accomplished at the cross. These chapters teach that Christ Jesus will come again physically, set up His throne on earth, in Jerusalem, and push back all the darkness forever.
This is the zeal behind the Center for Biblical End-Time Studies. We want to empower many to dive into the Word of God and see how God is leading human history as we eagerly await the day of Christ’s appearing.
Our events include symposiums, Forerunner Study Groups, virtual summits, podcasts, etc.