During this time churches are making tough decisions about how to remain close as a faith community when they can’t gather together for worship, Sunday school, and small groups. We understand how important it is for Sunday school classes and small groups to stay connected and want to help keep those connections strong. That is why we are offering free digital resources for you to share and use in your congregation. Below you will find helpful articles, studies, blogs, and more. Check back weekly for new resources and sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed!
So You Want to Start a Bible Study Group
Making the Most of Online Small Groups
How to (Simply) Launch a Livestreaming Service this Week
Discipleship Ministries: Elevating Adult Ministry
Discipleship Ministries: Who Am I as a Teacher?
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Reflections from a United Methodist Pastor
Read this week's reflection from Belton Joyner here!
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that we cannot gather in person for Bible study, many groups are continuing to meet using video and audio conferencing technology. These PowerPoint files provide the Scripture text (you may choose CEB or NRSV translation) and questions for teachers and class facilitators to use as you meet. You should be able to display the slides through your videoconferencing platform.
April 25th Scriptures
CEB Version - PowerPoint
NRSV Version - PowerPoint
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More than a Bible app. More than a devotional. Connected Faith is a daily devotion and weekly group study app. One month of content is available free when you create an account. Download the Connected Faith at the app store of your choosing!
Daily Bible Study delves daily into the Bible and includes a devotion. Read the spring edition online.
This unique magazine tailored for older adults is both a leisure-reading magazine and a personal Bible study. It highlights articles on wellness, family, community involvement, and spiritual development. The magazine focuses on living in Christ rather than aging in place. Read the spring edition online.
Caring for Those Without Digital Access
Christian Living in the Mature Years and Daily Bible Study are good resources to print at church and deliver, if allowed, to persons in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and homebound.