About the IMJ Series
The IMJ (Introduction to Messianic Judaism) Series of courses is a free series of mini-courses offered to the general public as a service to the Messianic Jewish community. These courses each consist of six lesson modules (compared to 12 in our full-length courses) and are designed to be self-paced information stores. Each module concludes with a 5-question quiz over the presented material which is set up to give immediate "right answer" feedback after each question. Our full-length courses are a bit different in that the courses involve more direct interaction with the professor(s) than these mini-courses do. Also, with these mini-courses all of the course content is provided free on-board, so there is no expense to the student at all (whereas full-length courses generally have required textbooks). We hope you enjoy the material, and we invite any feedback you have to offer us.
Carmen Welker, host of The Refiner’s Fire, is a former U.S. Army Sergeant Major who served 22 years as a journalist and newspaper editor, administrator and German language translator. Originally from Germany, she came to the United States in 1960 when her mother married an American soldier.
Carmen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York and is a graduate of Mid-America Business College (Springfield, Missouri); the Defense Information School (journalism) at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; and the prestigious United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in El Paso, Texas, where she also worked as a lesson developer and instructor.
A former Bible study teacher and leader in the prison ministry “Friends in Transition,” she is now a Hebraic Faith/Netzari teacher and author who had the distinct privilege of being the editor/proofreader of Andrew Gabriel Roth’s Aramaic English New Testament. She has also authored several books, including a fast-moving Messianic psycho-thriller entitled, “Destroyed from Within.” (See http://betorahobservant.com/ ).