More studies 2 go

More Studies 2 Go
Julie Moser, The Good Book Company, 2006

£12.99 (Approx)
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

More Studies 2 Go is a 30 session series, designed to help the leader on the run to lead Bible studies which are solid in content and enjoyable to do. With 22 Bible studies on the Ten Commandments, John and James, plus 8 studies on individual topics, young people will be encouraged to consider the Bible from all angles. These studies facilitate honest discussion, and provide a platform for youth to consider the Bible in a real way. Can be used following to ‘Studies 2 Go’.

What do you get and how?

Leader’s manual from The Good Book Company. Includes notes on how to run sessions and facilitation sheets to photocopy.

Who is it for?

Secondary School age youth groups/small groups.

Cost?

£12.99

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Matt, paperback leader's booklet. Much like Studies 2 Go it presents itself with a plain, yet appealing layout.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    Extremely clear. Each session outlines the aims in bold font in the leader notes. States exactly what the young people should be able to understand by the end of the session.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Introductory notes allow leaders to know how to create their own Bible studies. This aids the leader notes for each session as they can be adapted at the facilitator's discretion. Easy to read, clear answers given for the questions the youth will have to answer. Language very accessible.

    Who could lead it?

    These studies have been made under the assumption the leader has already done Studies 2 Go so has been working with the group for a year. Mature Christian leadership would be wisest.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Allow young people to know what the session will involve. Questions written aid verses well.

    How good is any digital material?

    N/A, however there is an electronic copy of the resource available here.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    Good preparation allows leader to adapt and tailor sessions to meet the needs of their specific group. The sessions are designed to take 45 minutes each so preparation time should lie between a half hour and 1 hour minimum.

    Is there website support? Links?

    No website support/links.

    Is it dated?

    No. All material relevant for a long time to come.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    Interaction is mostly discussion based with optional activities and quick quizzes.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    A range of exciting activities aid in learning memory verses. Honest discussion is the main platform used for young people to learn more about the Bible and apply it to their lives.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    45 minute studies with optional activities to extend sessions for longer. Does not require extensive room or resources unless the leader chooses to adapt the sessions. Easy to mould to suit all kinds of socio-economic backgrounds. Allows trusting relationships to form between participants.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    Allows application for material both individually and in groups. Material is made more applicable is studies on Practical Living and Topical Studies. Praying together encourages group work and accountability.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Approx. 75%

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Biblical material is read out and used to answer questions. Consistent delivery of biblical presentation throughout all studies. Bible based homework allows young people to take initiative between sessions.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    Directly so that young people can express opinions on where they may think they fall short in applying it. Covers topics on everyday life as well as extreme circumstances we may come across in life. Everyday life focusses relevant for 14-18 year olds.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Across the studies, many theological perspectives are presented. Studies look at the legalities of the Old Testament, the historic context of the Ten Commandments, the work of the spirit and the truth behind the trinity.

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    Practical Living sessions focus on challenging young people to change how they live to suit the teachings of Jesus. Not a huge focus, but goes nicely with growing and developing faith.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    This is a big focus. Young people are challenged to look at the Bible from an Old Testament legality point of view, all the way through to the spirit and applying Jesus' teachings to life. Young people are encouraged to be honest about how their faith influences their lives.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    Directly through thought-provoking questions and direct Bible application.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Again, this is more focussed on in the Practical Living and Topical Studies sessions. Directly and relevantly. Questions allow direct comparison between real life issues in the context of when the passage was written with real life issues for young people now.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Through studies on Practical Living, some initial ideas are given.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    Some suggestions on how to get involved in church and why this is important.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Not a focus

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    Not a focus

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