Studies 2 Go

Studies 2 Go
Julie Moser, CTW Press, 2002

£12.99 (Approx)
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

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 18 Bible studies on Genesis, Luke and Acts, and 12 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 prior to ‘More Studies 2 Go’.

What do you get and how?

Leaders’ manual from the Good Book website. Includes leader notes and sheets to photocopy and hand out to facilitate.

Who is it for?

Secondary School age youth groups/small groups.

Cost?

£12.99 for leader notes

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Very good. Paperback leaders' manual with clear sign-posting and an attractive 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?

    Easy to understand and apply. Notes help for preparation, the leader is able to go through the notes with the hand-out prior to sessions to write down their own thoughts on each topic. Helpful sub-headings and relevant passages to topics.

    Who could lead it?

    Mature Christian men and women leaders.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Aid the topics well. Not too excessive so allow a focus on the topic.

    How good is any digital material?

    Not applicable.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    The studies are around 45 minutes long and allow for flexibility. The leader should familiarise themselves with the material prior to the session, however, this should not take a great deal of time.

    Is there website support? Links?

    Not applicable for this resource.

    Is it dated?

    No, not for a while.

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Very good. Paperback leaders' manual with clear sign-posting and an attractive 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?

    Easy to understand and apply. Notes help for preparation, the leader is able to go through the notes with the hand-out prior to sessions to write down their own thoughts on each topic. Helpful sub-headings and relevant passages to topics.

    Who could lead it?

    Mature Christian men and women leaders.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Aid the topics well. Not too excessive so allow a focus on the topic.

    How good is any digital material?

    Not applicable.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    The studies are around 45 minutes long and allow for flexibility. The leader should familiarise themselves with the material prior to the session, however, this should not take a great deal of time.

    Is there website support? Links?

    Not applicable for this resource.

    Is it dated?

    No, not for a while.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Two-thirds directly, depending on study.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Biblical material is used to answer tough questions the young people may have.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    Directly at the end of every session.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Open to all Christian denominations.

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

    By challenging youth to focus on one topic at a time. Allows people to understand what Christianity is and how to interpret the bible.

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

    Asks simple, fun yet thought-provoking questions so that the leader can insist on answers from all individuals. Encourages young people to consider how the Bible can be applied to their lives.

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

    Not a huge focus, but some suggestions are made on how faith can be applied to everyday/people the youth may come in to contact with.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Directly. Relevant to young peoples' lives e.g. tests, exams, tricky relationships.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Gently. Suggests manageable and realistic steps to personal evangelism.

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

    Indirectly by getting youth to think about their responses and approaches to different people in different situations. The topic of evangelism is introduced.

    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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