The Mastery Membership

A Complete Education in Biblical Greek!

So you want to learn to read Greek?

Well, you’re in the right place.   

At Master New Testament Greek, we offer an in-depth education in Greek that goes beyond what seminary teaches.  

In seminary, you’d likely get to learn Beginning Greek, and a semester or two of exegesis. 

The Mastery Membership offers so much more. 

Starting with Beginning Greek, you progress through the courses until you can read every book in the Greek NT. 

Dr. Darryl Burling

Founder and teacher

Here's how it works.

When you join, you get instant access to all the Master New Testament Greek courses. These courses all follow my 3-step system which takes you book-by-book through the Greek NT.  

 You also get access to the Community. In the Community, you get to join the Office Hours and Text Reading calls which happen weekly. These calls are for asking questions, and reading Greek text.  

On top of that, you get access to the live cohorts. The cohorts take you through each Greek course, with weekly video calls hosted by a teacher.  

Packaged together, this provides all that you need to self-study with regular interaction.  

If you have 30 minutes a day to spend on learning Greek, you can succeed with a Mastery Membership.

Learning Greek is a big task, and you’ve got to do it in bite size chunks.   

That’s why the courses are structured in weekly lessons which you can go through at your own pace.  

Each day, you’ve got what you need to work on, right in front of you.  

This means you can sit down, work on Greek for half an hour to an hour, and pick up the next day where you left off.  

You can work at your Greek with peace of mind knowing the path is mapped out for you!  

This exact path is currently serving hundreds of members who are reading their way through the Greek NT.  

Members are able to do this because because… 

In Master New Testament Greek, you follow my 3-step system for reading the whole Greek NT.

Quick story.  

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

However, the classes alone were not enough to take me to that goal. I knew if I wanted to succeed, I’d have to take matters into my own hands.  

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

Arranged them from easiest to hardest to read…  

 And spent hours organizing 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 concepts like learning by occurrence out of the water.  

Once I started using it, I was able to read Greek faster and with 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 before I graduated seminary.  

I could hardly believe I had achieved my goal.  

This was so exciting, I had to share it.  

So, shortly after I’d proven my system, Master New Testament Greek was born.  

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

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
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
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
If you want to learn to read the Greek New Testament with fluency, then Master New Testament Greek by Dr. Darryl Burling 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. Its teacher 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

You can start now with a monthly fee, cancel any time.

The Mastery Membership gives you access to all courses, the community and the cohorts.

This means you have everything you need at your fingertips, plus regular live interaction with teachers. 

It’s not an “info-dump” where you get all the curriculum but no personal help. 

Instead you get coursework plus guidance from the teachers and the community. The cohorts give you live video calls taking you through the courses. 

All for a flat fee of $45 USD a month. 

Best of all, whatever you pay at the start is what you lock in for the rest of your membership. 

That means, when the price goes up for new members, you don’t pay a cent extra. 

Now’s a good time to get in, as the price will be going up in the New Year (2022). Once it goes up, it stays up, so the only way to lock in the low price is to get in now. 

Here's what you get in your Mastery Membership...

Perk #1: The Community

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.  

 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!

Here's a little preview of inside the community!

As you can see, there’s plenty of great discussion, helpful posts, and interaction between members who are all at different stages of the journey. 

A major benefit of the Community is the regular live calls

We have multiple calls every week, so that you can get support in real-time, and grow through reading Greek text. 

You will get individual attention when you join these calls! 

Here they are below: 

1. Office Hours – this is an open call for anyone to join and bring questions about Greek. Wherever you’re at, whatever you’re working through, Office Hours is there to support you. 

2. Text Reading Call – this is 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. 

This is a typical week of calls scheduled in the Community. 

The Community also has a Reading Academy for book lovers!

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

This is purely for members’ academic and spiritual growth, as well as good old-fashioned enjoyment. 

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

The Community is just the tip of the iceberg.
As a Mastery Member, you also get...

Perk #2: The Cohorts

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

The courses we regularly run cohorts for include:  

Beginning Greek

Reading Greek

Greek Syntax

And more coming in 2022...

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 teacher).  

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

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, you’ll grow through seeing other students interact with the teacher 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.  

On top of the Community and the Milestones, you have one more perk...

Perk #3: The Milestones

The image above is the success path for Mastery Members. 

Each of the stages of learning is broken down into Milestones. 

There are 7 milestones, and each of them contain books in the Greek NT. (They are in a specific order that maximises your ability to read through them.) Once you’ve made it through every milestone, you will have read the whole Greek New Testament!

Each Milestone has content for you to work through, including videos, and worksheets all laid out in weekly lessons. 

The Milestones give you a plan so that each day you're taking one more step towards mastery.

That’s the goal of the Mastery Membership.  

Everything follows one smooth path from Beginner to Mastery.  

You start wherever you’re at… And you work your way towards the goal.  

And, just so we’re clear, here’s the goal.  

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

No interlinear bible.  

No lexicon.  

No commentaries.  

There’s nothing getting between you and the text.  

This kind of skill helps you uncover the richness of scripture.

When you can read, uninterrupted, in Greek…  

You’ll grow in your walk with Christ.  

You will experience new revelations daily, from verses you’ve read 100 times already.  

You will become a more faithful servant of God, because you know Him better through his word. 

But it’s not just me saying this! I often get members messaging me with statements 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

Wouldn't you agree that if you know Christ, there's nothing more important than your service to Him?

If so, the question is this.   

How do you apply that idea in practical terms? 

In other words… 

How do you serve the Lord in everyday life?

Well, we know that the greatest and most important command is this. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” 

So it would seem that having knowledge of God is central to that, right? 

After all, how can you love someone if you don’t know them that well? 

Here’s the thing.  

You will grow in your love for God as you grow in your knowledge of Him.  

 And as you meditate on His word, you’ll be better able to fulfil the #1 purpose He has given you as a Christian… 

The #1 purpose God has for you is this: to grow in Christlikeness.

As you grow in Christlikeness, you’ll glorify God with your everyday life. 

You’ll have your focus on serving the kingdom of God… And you’ll be better equipped for your honourable service!

This is the Lord’s will for you, that you would be conformed to the image of His Son.(Romans 8:29)

In 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Paul writes, “For this is God’s will, your sanctification… 

And if you look at 1 Peter 1:15-16, it says, “But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.” 

You see, reading in Greek is so much more than an intellectual pursuit.

It's about personal transformation.

When you study the scriptures in Greek, it’s almost impossible for you not to be transformed.  

Your interaction with the word of God on a daily basis will change the rest of your life.  

You’ll grow in confidence about what God has communicated to us.  

You’ll have greater clarity about what each passage means.  

You’ll be more efficient in your application of scripture to everyday life.   

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

This is the kind of treasure you're storing up in heaven.

Can you imagine the day that you stand before the Lord and give an account of your life? 

I do, frequently.  

And when I do, I think of 2 Timothy 2:15.  

In this passage, Paul is instructing his disciple Timothy, and he says: 

“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.

That’s what I have made a priority in my life. 

Is that something you aim for too?

If so, learning to read in Greek will be an eternally valuable pursuit. Reading in Greek will immerse you in the word of truth like never before.  

And it won't be long before you start seeing the benefits!

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.  

The Mastery Membership is your ticket to confidence in reading Greek, just like it was for these members...

MNTG has helped 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
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
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
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.

It’s also helped me make best use of all the new learning tools that are around that didn’t exist when I was a student. I particularly appreciate the ability to take things at my own pace whilst also being able to drop in regularly for group calls and specific live classes and to interact with others as this provides the structure and accountability to support my motivation .

Finally I like the professionalism and personal enthusiasm and commitment that Darryl brings to the whole programme which is evident in the high standard of the materials and videos and the quality and navigability of the website and online presence.
Judith Gardiner
Mastery Member

If you want to join the Mastery Membership, you've got to act now.

This offer is available for a limited time for YOU… 

Once the timer on this page is at 0:00, you’ll see an “offer expired” page instead. 

You see, I want to give you a chance to get your Mastery Membership without having to wait for months.

The membership is usually closed until I open up the doors to new members a few times a year. 

This gives me time to serve existing members. 

However… 

If you want to get started on the exciting spiritual journey of learning Greek now… 

I’m giving YOU the chance to join. 

As a member, you get instant access to:

  • The Master New Testament Greek Courses, with easy-to-follow lessons from Beginner to Mastery.
  • A buzzing Community, with regular calls and quick responses to your questions.
  • The Live Cohorts, where I or one of the other experienced Greek teachers take you through the course work, week-by-week. 

All of this gives you a level of Greek education above what you would get in a typical seminary degree. 

I’m willing to stand by that promise. 

If you join the Mastery Membership, and you spend 2-3 years doing the weekly work, you’ll be so much more confident in reading Greek than you would be if you spent 2-3 years in seminary doing a MDiv with Greek electives.

Many seminary students or people who graduated seminary long ago 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, you can get this education for a fraction of the cost of seminary.

A year at seminary will set you back around $8,000.

A 3 year degree will cost you $24,000. 

And that’s just the study costs! Not to mention if you study full time you probably won’t be working, but you’ll still have to feed yourself and your family. 

While I commend studying at seminary (after all, that’s what I did for 8 years), it’s not achievable for everyone. 

This usually puts a huge barrier up for those who want to learn Greek at a seminary level but can’t make the sacrifices of time and finances right now.

Master New Testament Greek allows you to overcome that barrier.

Right now, the Mastery Membership is just $50/month or $550/year. 

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

I can’t guarantee the price will stay this low for long… 

Once it goes up, it stays up. 

But, lock in this price now, and it’ll stay the same for the lifetime of your membership.

Join now, cancel any time. 

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

So would the rest of our teachers 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 

FAQ

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

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

How does the online part of it work?

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. 

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. 

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 times in PST)

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 give you the curriculum and support you need to learn to read biblical Greek. You’ll get access to all the courses, the community, and the cohorts. 

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. 

Join now, cancel any time. 

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