Bible Study Resources

We live in an amazing time when experts on every topic imaginable are at our fingertips!  Expert information about cooking, languages, science, history, health, biographies and so much more is available in an overwhelming amount like never before.  This applies to religion as well.  Blog, scholarly writings, exegesis, opinion pieces are all mixed together out in the world-wide web.  How do you know what is solid scholarly information and what is the opinion of one person?  Continue reading “Bible Study Resources”

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Bible Study Methods

Me to a potential small group leader: “Would you like to be a small group leader for ____ group?”

Wonderful and qualified person: “Oh no!  I don’t know anything about the Bible!  What could I possibly offer?”

This is a very common interaction when I am looking for a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, small group leader, etc.  They feel like because they didn’t go  to seminary (which I didn’t either) they are unqualified to lead anything biblical.  This is completely false!   Continue reading “Bible Study Methods”

No Prep Youth lessons

This has happened to everyone.  You think that your partner is providing the lesson and when you get to youth group, they are aren’t even there.  Then you remember that they are visiting their mother in St. Louis and you were supposed to provide a lesson.  Now what?

Here are some no prep lessons for youth group.  (A Middle or high school group of any size) Continue reading “No Prep Youth lessons”

Thankful Pumpkins

img_8587This is my very first blog post ever!  So I decided to start off simple.  What better way to start a new endeavor than by being thankful.  This year, all of our Sunday School classes and all of our youth groups are using thankful pumpkins to steer their prayers in class.  Each class has a pumpkin and is writing on it something or someone they are thankful for.  At the end of November, all of the pumpkins will be used to decorate to decorate the altar. Continue reading “Thankful Pumpkins”