This month I was given an opportunity to review a Bible study curriculum that I think is unique and refreshing. Many Bible studies are divided into age groups, gender, topics, etc., but this one is a family/community style that is most welcome. Considering how frequently each individual in most families have their own packed schedules, this is an outstanding opportunity to regroup as a family and enjoy activities in a faith-based group of friends. These are interactive studies that use visual aids (which I always seem to remember better myself) discussion, meals, games, and prayer. There are group activities and time spent with your own family. Actually, it reminds me of a modern twist on the first century church, as described in Acts 2.
I received 2 different books, with 10 sessions per book. Book One topics included faith, family, integrity, thankfulness, and unforgiveness. Book Two covered areas of purpose, pride, truthfulness, and judging. All of these and more are covered with games, activities, movie clips, discussion, and Scripture to help the lesson sink in, and help each person apply it to their own lives. ("But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does good works—this person will be blessed in what he does." ~ James 1:22-25) I think this is an incredible Bible Study and hope to hear of more churches incorporating it with their other small group curriculums!
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Discovering Christ in Community on Amazon: Collection One and Collection Two.
Mike and Susan Reinfeldt are the founders of Bettertogether Groups.
Mike is senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Tennessee Titans football franchise and a former All-Pro Safety for the Houston Oilers. He has also been in management positions with the Los Angeles Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.
Susan is a marriage and family therapist and women’s Bible study leader. She and Mike are the parents of two teens, Jared and Elise, and are dedicated to managing Liv2Giv Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage teens to give back to their communities through philanthropic giving and volunteer service. (taken from website)