Learn to read New Testament Greek using a systematized approach with...

The Mastery Membership

An all-access pass to Greek courses, a private community, and live teaching calls!

Reading biblical Greek shouldn't just be the work of pastors and theologians.

Having your own knowledge of the word of God is an integral part of your walk with Christ. 

Without it, you’re relying on theologians and pastors to interpret the word for you, making you a second-hander. 

With the Mastery Membership, you can go deeper into the word of God than you ever have before by learning to read biblical Greek. 

Dr. Darryl Burling

Founder and teacher

Master New Testament Greek

Master New Testament Greek makes learning Greek achievable for anyone.

See what these members say:

As a busy homeschool mom of four, I feel like if I can do this, anyone can.
Meg Smith
Mastery Member
I learned Greek in seminary and found it so hard that every day after class, I'd go back to my room and cry, and tell the Lord that I couldn't do this. Then I discovered Master New Testament Greek and now I just finished beginning Greek and I love Greek!
Noel Ojendiz
Mastery Member
I have really grown to enjoy Master New Testament Greek. I am 65 years old, so if I can do it so can all of you youngsters!
Jeff Graff
Mastery Member

With the Mastery Membership, you follow a proven path to success.

One of the biggest challenges of learning Greek is the sheer size of the task. 

That’s why we’ve broken the task into a series of smaller, bite-sized steps that we’ve put into a logical structure. We call this the Success Path.

Everyone starts in Stage 1, which includes beginning Greek, and progress to Stage 5

Once you’re in stage 2, you’ll read book-by-book through the Greek New Testament starting from the easiest books and progressing to the most challenging greek in the New Testament. 

My job is to guide you through every small step until you’re reading your Greek New Testament with clarity and confidence. 

Each time you take a small step, the next one is ready and waiting for you. 

And before you know it… 

You'll be able to read the whole Greek New Testament without relying on external tools.

No interlinear bible.  

No lexicon.  

No commentaries.  

Nothing. Just you and your Greek New Testament.

You’ll be understanding the original text without depending on the translation work of others.   

Your skill with Koine Greek will open up the richness of scripture.

When you can read, uninterrupted, in Greek…  

You’ll grow in your effectiveness for Christ. You will become a more faithful servant of God, because you know Him better through his word. 

This is why members send me emails like this:

Master New Testament Greek is a gift from heaven. As a minster of God's Word in a multi-site church, MNTG has richly blessed my personal relationship with God's Word, and by extension, my churches' walk with Christ Jesus. Based on my personal and professional gains, I know MNTG will greatly bless you!
Joe Pieretti
Mastery Member

And you will see the benefits of learning Greek faster than you might expect!

Let me clear up an assumption here. 

A lot of people think that it will take years to see any kind of fruit from learning Greek. 

Not so.  

If you begin this journey today, even if you’ve never learned the alphabet, this is what will happen.  

You’ll be translating Greek scriptures within 2 weeks. 

Within six months, you’ll be able to read the whole of 1 John without relying on external tools.  

Within a year (possibly as little as 9 months), you’ll be able to read the 7 easiest books of the Greek New Testament. 

And then from there, it’s just a matter of a few more years until you’ve mastered the whole Greek New Testament. 

Regardless of how much Greek you know...

Your daily interaction with the scriptures in the language they were written in will change your life.

As you read your New Testament in Greek…

You’ll have greater clarity about what each passage means, and therefore clarity about the scriptures generally.

This gives you confidence because you’ll understand what God has communicated to us.  

You’ll also see incredible gains in efficiency because you’re less dependent on the work of others. 

You’ll have a vitality to your walk with Christ that gives you abundant joy, peace and love.  

Efficiency with the text blesses your studies and sermon preparation!

Efficiency is important.

First, because you’re reading scripture in Greek, you don’t need to ask as many questions about what the text means. You know what it means without having someone to hold your hand. 

Not only this, but when you encounter a difficult text, you’ll have a huge advantage. Instead of sifting through varying opinions, and having no way of coming to an answer… 

Your knowledge of Greek will allow you to quickly and effectively evaluate the arguments and conclusions of scholars!

Your knowledge and work will be faster, which creates more clarity in the text than you’ve ever experienced.

In short, knowing Greek will allow you to live out 2 Timothy 2:15.  

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 

Accurately handling the word of truth... without needing to be ashamed.

Who doesn’t want that?

Reading in Greek will empower your life and ministry more than any other theological pursuit. 

Learning and knowing the original languages will immerse you in the word of truth like never before.  

But if you want to read in Greek, you'll need to follow a system.

Learning to read biblical Greek is too big a task to just “wing it”. 

Most people who buy a grammar with the intention of learning Greek struggle to make it past the first few chapters. Without having a system that helps them actually learn to read the language, they tend to give up. 

I don’t want you to end up there. 

That’s why I’ve made it my personal mission to ensure the Mastery Membership gives you my whole system for learning to read Greek. 

This system is what the Success Path is built on. 

The Success Path maps every stage of learning and pairs Greek courses with books of the Greek NT. 

The books of the NT are in a specific order from easiest to hardest, which streamlines the process.

(I’ve hidden the order, because it’s the strategy behind reading the whole Greek NT as quickly as possible.)

In each stage of the Success Path, there are specific courses and Milestones.

The courses improve your Greek grammar.

The Milestones contain a set amount of NT books to read. 

Each course and milestone is broken down into small steps so that you can progress day by day, week by week. 

You’ll get video content and worksheets for each step, to help you progress toward mastery. 

"But what's this 3-step system?"

Okay, quick story.  

When I was a student in seminary, I had the personal goal of reading the whole Greek NT.  

However, I realized the classes alone were not enough to take me to that goal. I knew if I wanted to succeed, I’d have to come up with a system myself.

So what I did was, I took all the books in the Greek NT… 

Arranged them from easiest to hardest to read based on both lexical and syntactical difficulty…  

 And spent hours reviewing and arranging the vocabulary for each book. 

I then discovered the secret to being able to read through the NT far quicker than any other method I’d seen.  

I couldn’t believe no one else was teaching this. It blew other approaches to learning vocabulary (like the occurrence-based approach) out of the water.  

Once I started using it, I was able to read more of the Greek New Testament, with greater speed, and more ease than most of my classmates.

The secret was only three steps... But it changed everything for me!

Thanks to the 3-step system, I was able to read through the whole Greek NT within a few years.   

I could hardly believe I had stumbled upon something so efficient for learning Greek. 

This was so exciting, I had to share it.  

So, while I was still on my first read-through of the Greek NT, Master New Testament Greek was born.  

Now I teach my 3-step system inside the Mastery Membership and members say things like...

If you want to learn to read the Greek New Testament with fluency, then Master New Testament Greek is perfect for you.

My personal experience with the MNTG program and interaction with Dr. Burling has been exceedingly positive in all respects. After two years in the Mastery Membership program my ability to read and comprehend the Greek texts has soared.

Not only have I become fluent with many Greek texts but I’ve also gained clarity and confidence when it comes to preaching and teaching the Scriptures. Above all else, I’m getting to know my Saviour in a deeper way. So, if you’re committed to the task and joy of learning to read the Greek New Testament, this program will get you there!
Steven Pretsel
Mastery Member
I am now able to read directly from many Greek texts of the Bible without having to go back-and-forth using time consuming original language helps. Better however, is that MNTG is not just a self study program.

Darryl is personally involved in helping and encouraging all of us in the program to improve our Greek skills. Most important, this is the only program I've found since graduating from Seminary that has made it possible for me to maintain and grow in my mastery of the Greek text of the Bible.
Dennis Davies
Mastery Member
I learned Greek at Bible college back in 2004-2006 but lost it all because of the busyness of ministry. Since then I've tried many different methods to relearn it but failed every time until I started on the Mastery Membership at Master NT Greek.

What I really like about MNTG is:

1. Its system of learning is clear and systematic. It breaks things down into manageable steps, is easy to follow and you get to see your progress towards the goal of reading the entire GNT.

2. Darryl Burling is really knowledgable, friendly, helpful and he really wants you to be able to read the entire GNT

3.The MNTG community - learning Greek in the courses together with other people who are passionate about the GNT really spurs me on.

Since joining the MNTG programme I've regained all the Greek that I've lost since Bible college, am now able to read the GNT in my devotion and use it in my sermon prep. I am looking forward to be able to read the whole GNT.
Yuk Yee Foo
Mastery Member
Master New Testament Greek has the best methodology for distance learning.
Learning: 1) Best mix of self pace, group and 1:1
2) Apps allow focused reinforcement of weak areas
3) Videos to understand instructor approach and expertise
Economic: 1) Pay as you go and only for as long as you want
2) Minimal up front and total costs.
3) Resources purchased (grammars, lexicons) are useful beyond class
Mark Chenhalls
Mark Chenhalls
Mastery Member
There are no words for me to adequately express my gratitude for Master NT Greek. I had studied Greek several years ago, but I didn't move past first year Greek. As the years went on I lost a great deal of knowledge of the language. When I stumbled upon this program, I joined that same day. As a busy homeschool mom of four, I feel like if I can do this, anyone can. I didn't want to wait any longer to have a deeper and richer understanding of God's Word. This program has offered the support, guidance, encouragement, and tools that I needed to successfully start and continue my knowledge of Greek.
Meg Smith
Mastery Member

The Mastery Membership offers so much more than just a curriculum.

As a Mastery Member, you get access to live calls, Cohorts and the Community!

When I created Master New Testament Greek, I didn’t want it to just be an “info-dump.” 

I wanted to make sure members were actually understanding and learning the content, and achieving their goal of learning to read Greek. 

So I created the Master New Testament Greek community, where I hosted weekly live calls. Those calls were for answering questions about Greek and reading through Greek text together. 

Those calls still run to this day! 😁

They’re called the Office Hours Call and the Text Reading Call. 

In these calls, you can ask me or one of our Greek instructors your questions in real time! You will get individual attention when you join these calls. They are an opportunity to check in, bring questions, and make progress with your skills. 

Office Hours Call

An open call for anyone to join and bring any questions about Greek. Whatever you’re working through, use the Office Hours to interact directly with me and discuss your current challenges. 

Text Reading Call

A call to read through Greek text together. This helps you sharpen your translation skills. You will get a chance to read and translate aloud on the call, with feedback from the teacher. 

A typical week of calls scheduled in the Community. 

But the Community is so much more than just a place to join calls...

The Community is where members chat, share, and help one another out.  

You’ll be able to ask any question in the community and get support from people further ahead than you. You’ll get fast responses because the members of this community love to serve and support each other. 

 This kind of support is invaluable. Being able to ask a question and have responses within minutes helps you grow so much faster than if you were studying alone!

Plus, the Community has a Reading Academy!

Every month, I choose a book for us to read on Greek or the New Testament period, and we have a call at the end of the month to discuss the book. 

This is helps you get more invested in Greek, and better educated in the language and the culture around it. 

Here are just some of the Reading Academy books we’ve read in the past… 

So that's the live calls and the Community, but what are the Cohorts?

Cohorts are our live walkthroughs of Master New Testament Greek courses.

For every lesson in a course, you’ll get a weekly live call with one of the instructors at Master New Testament Greek. 

This means you get structure, accountability, and deadlines to keep you motivated. 

The courses we regularly run cohorts for include:  

Beginning Greek

Reading Greek

Greek Syntax

All through the year, we have different cohorts starting at different times.  

Each cohort will have one live call a week, at the same time every week (these times differ depending on the instructor).  

These cohorts give you guidance through the courses, and a chance to interact with an experienced instructor.  

That means that as you do each week’s work, you can discuss it and share your discoveries with the class. As you attend these calls, you’ll grow through seeing other students interact with the instructor and the work!

Even if you can’t make it to the live classes, the calls are all recorded for you to watch afterwards. These give you an “anchor”. Something to track along with, week by week, to ensure you’re staying on schedule.  

Cohorts are entirely optional, but they are great for keeping you moving in your Greek. You can access all the course work through your membership 24/7.

The next Beginning Greek cohort is about to start, which is why I'm opening up the membership now.

The first Beginning Greek Cohort of 2022 opens on January 13th, PST. 

Beginning Greek is a great place to start if you’re new to Greek or if you’re rusty and need a refresher. 

In just 6 months you’ll get a foundation of knowledge that will set you up for reading the whole Greek New Testament. By the end of Beginning Greek, you’ll be able to read the whole of 1 John! 

I've also got a special bonus for you if you join the Mastery Membership now!

This bonus is called the 5-Day Challenge. 

It’s a mini-course to get you started with Greek before the next Beginning Greek cohort starts!

You’ll get 5 days of training of the very basics of Greek. Each day gives you just one new concept to learn, so that you’re taking baby steps to learn the fundamentals of the language. 

To help you really crush this challenge, each day’s training is posted into a private group where you post your daily proof of the work. 

I’ll be interacting with you right from the beginning, helping you to get on to your feet with Greek. The 5-Day Challenge will give you confidence to go forward into Beginning Greek. 

We had several new members complete it in October 2021, and most of them are now over halfway through Beginning Greek!

Here are a few snippets of the  5-Day Challenge last time we ran it…

"I feel ready to tackle Beginning Greek"

"The most fun I've had doing any language"

As you can see, the 5-Day Challenge helps new Greek learners get excited and ready for the next step.

This challenge alone is worth $45 USD, but we’re adding it in to the deal for you at no extra cost when you sign up for a Mastery Membership today!

Join now, cancel any time. 

BONUS: Hit Your Greek Goals for 2022

Right Now, You Can Learn Greek For 69.54% Less Than I Paid To Learn Greek At Seminary

(And you'll learn far more than I did in seminary classes!)

When I went to seminary, I paid $6500 USD for seven classes of Greek over 7 semesters. 

That included Beginning Greek, two semesters of Greek Exegesis, and then two more semesters of exegeting a few different NT books, and one class reading through the Church Fathers. 

But I was not taught how to read Greek (even in my church fathers class). 

I had to do a lot of self-directed work outside of my regular seminary studies to learn how to read. 

For you however, it would be a different story.  

With the Mastery Membership… 

You could learn to read the whole Greek New Testament in 4 years.

If you paid the annual fee, that’d be $495 a year. 

So if you stayed in the Mastery Membership for four years, your grand total would be $1980. 

That’s just 30.46% of what I paid for only seven classes of seminary…

And for a far more thorough education in biblical Greek than I ever paid for!

Become a member now, never worry about the price rising again.

When you become a Mastery Member, you’ll lock in whatever price you pay at the start. 

That means, when the price goes up for new members, your monthly or annual payment won’t change. 

The price to join the Mastery Membership is currently $45/month, and you’ll keep that price as long as you remain a member in good standing. 

But this is the last opportunity you have to join at this price point.

After we close the doors to the Mastery Membership, the new monthly price will be $50/month. 

Lock in the low price now and you won’t pay a cent more for the lifetime of your membership!

Join now, cancel any time. 

Here's what you get when you join the Mastery Membership today:

Plus...

As a Mastery Member, you get all the new courses and trainings as I release them, without paying a cent extra!

I am constantly working on improving the Mastery Membership for you. Every year I add new courses, trainings and material for you to progress further in your Greek. 

As a member, you can enjoy these new features at no extra cost! 

In 2022, you can look forward to a new exegesis course, as well as an interpretation course!

Oh wait! I almost forgot to tell you about the Jumpstarts! 🙀

How could I forget… 

The Jumpstarts are a brand new type of training we’re rolling out as a Mastery Membership bonus. 

They’re mini-intensives on specific Greek topics. 

We recently launched our Verb Jumpstart… 

And in just five days, members had memorised two paradigms (charts) to help them parse any Greek verb!

The Verb Jumpstart was so successful in helping members get through verbs that we decided to build more Jumpstarts.

In 2022, we’ll be delivering new Jumpstart trainings to help you get through the most challenging parts of learning Greek and get you into reading your Greek NT!

I promise...

You will not find such a comprehensive education in Greek at this price point anywhere.

I’m willing to stand by that promise. 

Even going to seminary won’t give you the skills of reading in Greek that the Mastery Membership will give you. 

Many seminary students or graduates become Mastery Members because of the incredibly high standard of Greek teaching we offer. 

This has been the most helpful program to keeping me consistent in learning greek since seminary. I had forgotten most of my greek, but the review got me back up to speed and the weekly vocabulary and readings give me a consistent schedule and path forward.
Kevin Craft
Mastery Member

And best of all, it won't cost you an arm and a leg to join the Mastery Membership.

Right now, the Mastery Membership is just $45/month or $495/year. 

(The yearly option essentially gives you one month free each year.)

This is the last time you will see the Membership at this price point.

I would love to serve you and see you grow in your Greek. 

So would the rest of our instructors and the whole community. 

The question is, are you ready to take the first step?

If so, I’ll see you inside.

In Christ, 
Darryl 

Join now, cancel any time. 

FAQ

Can I do this on my own? I'm not sure if I want to join the live classes or calls.

Absolutely. All the courses are structured so that you can self-study your way through.

Will I need to purchase anything else?

If you’re starting with Beginning Greek, you’ll need to purchase a Greek grammar. The one we use is Merkle and Plummer’s Beginning With New Testament Greek. You’ll also need to buy an app called Flashcards Deluxe. ($6.99) We recommend purchasing another app called ParseGreek by Danny Zacharias ($9.99). 

Do I have to join the Cohorts?

No, cohorts are completely optional. All the course material will be yours to work through at your own pace. 

Do you have a website where I log in?

When you become a Mastery Member, you get a login to the Member’s Dashboard which contains all the courses. You also get a login to the Community, which is on a separate website. 

How long will it take to learn to read Greek?

If you’re starting from zero, you’ll be able to read the book of 1 John in 6 months by following the weekly plan for Beginning Greek. With regular, consistent effort you’ll be able to read the whole Greek New Testament within 3-4 years. 

Can I do this even if I don't have a lot of time?

Absolutely. The minimum amount of time I recommend for your daily Greek studies is 30 minutes. Ideally, in the Beginning Greek stage, you’re able to set aside 1 hour a day. However, even if you do 10 minutes a day regularly, you’ll progress toward mastery and have amazing discoveries along the way. 

How much experience do I need to have?

None. You can start with zero knowledge of Greek and progress forward with the Mastery Membership. 

This program also supports you if you’re needing a refresh with Greek or are ready to dive into the intermediate or advanced material!

When are the live calls?

All our scheduling is done in Pacific Time. 

Currently, the Office Hours  is weekly on Monday at 2pm. 

The Text Reading Calls are on Mondays at 4pm and Tuesdays at 11am. 

The Live Cohort calls are always regularly on a weekday but differ with each cohort, depending on the teacher and their schedule. 

If you can’t catch these calls, you can always watch the replays and learn a lot from them that way!

What does this membership help me with?

This membership is designed to have you read the Greek NT without external tools. 

You will learn using the 3-step system I invented in seminary, which helped me read the whole Greek NT before I graduated. 

This system has helped hundreds of students read biblical Greek with confidence. When you join the Mastery Membership, you will join a community of Greek learners who are eager to see you have that same success. 

Still not convinced the Mastery Membership will work for you? Have a look at what these members have said...

Having studied NT Greek 40 years ago at University and not really had opportunity to maintain or use it for the last 30, I was keen, in my retirement to reactivate my ability to read Koine Greek.

Darryl’s videos, the personal encouragement and support of the MNTG community and the structured progress from Beginning Greek to reading through the NT books in the order best calculated to facilitate learning of the vocabulary and the grammar, have all helped me begin to get back up to speed much more efficiently and enjoyably than I could have done on my own.
Judith Gardiner
Mastery Member
I completed a beginning Greek course through self learning but never progressed beyond that. By engaging with a community of learners and completing the courses and Milestones in MNTG, I have read the New Testament in Greek more thoroughly and frequently than I ever did in English. After only a year and a quarter I have read through 16 books.
Neil Ellson
Mastery Member
This program is wonderful. Darryl has made this easy to use for beginners or those who are familiar with NT Greek but just want to refresh. I highly recommend this for anyone. Darryl has personal contact with the students and really has a burden for bringing Greek to everyone.
Jacob Smith
Mastery Member
I studied NT Greek for several years on my own using a variety of methods and making little progress. MNTG has exceeded my expectations.
Now I am making progress in learning NT Greek. Interacting with others on the same journey is a huge blessing. Darryl has developed an excellent program with an encouraging environment in which I feel excited to learn.
It is a thrill to be able to read a book of the NT in Greek.
Lisa Traughber
Mastery Member
MNTG has helped me enormously. Without the system that Darryl has constructed I would not have been able to complete Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek in just over 5 months. I can't really fault the membership in any way. There is support for anyone at any level in the journey of learning Greek.
Dr Michael Griffiths
Mastery Member

Join now, cancel any time. 

Scroll to Top