Curriculum Options for FBC Classes & Small Groups

Note to Teachers & Leaders:

As you go about the process of selecting materials for your SS class or small group, consider options that, over time, balance Bible study and Christian living.

To order materials for your group, email me with the title and quantity that you need.

Advent Studies

Advent a
Awaiting the Already

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Different
A Different Kind of Christmas
Advent Conspiracy
Advent Conspiracy

 

Advent Hamilton
Not a Silent Night
The Women of Christmas
The Women of Christmas

 

Bible Studies

Immerse Messiah

Immerse Bible Reading Series – If you’ve ever found it challenging to sit down and read the Bible, or if you want the encouragement of reading in community, Immerse is for you and your class!  Immerse is a reading Bible where chapter headings, verse numbers and study notes have all been removed for a simpler reading experience – more like a book club! By reading longer passages of Scripture with greater ease, we are able to grasp the big picture of God’s Story and  hear a fresh word of hope and direction for our lives.  Messiah is the first of six volumes in the IMMERSE series, covering the entire Bible in six 8 week sessions.

BaptistWayPressBaptist Way Press –  Baptist Way Press offers 13 week studies.  Many are Bible studies, covering individual books of the Bible.  Others are thematic studies.  Materials include Teacher Guides, Student Books and Commentaries.  Some materials are available in hard copy.  Others are digital downloads.

Formations

Smyth & Helwys – The Smyth & Helwys Formations curriculum is produced every four months.  Each month has a different theme with Bible studies corresponding to that theme.  Materials include Teacher Guides, Learner Guides and Commentaries.

Smyth & Helwys also produces NextSunday Studies, 4-5 week Bible based thematic studies.  For a list of titles, click here.

GentoRevGenesis to RevelationGenesis to Revelation is a curriculum series that Works through the books of the Bible over several years.  If your class is looking to deepen their understanding of Scripture, one book of the Bible at a time, this is a terrific series to consider.

nurturing faith

Nurturing FaithNurturing Faith is the curriculum that is included in the Nurturing Faith magazines that you may see around at the church.  Tony Cartledge is the Old Testament professor at Campbell Divinity School.  He writes the lessons and those are in the magazine.  Rick Jordan, who is on staff at CBFNC, writes a teacher’s guide.  Those are online.

FaithElement_horz-color-copy – Faith Element is an online Bible study material that follows the lectionary.  Weekly lessons are offered in a variety of approaches – some focusing on deeper study, some using spiritual practices, others utilizing creative media.  If you like the sample study, email me for the login and password to gain access to lesson plans.

Right Now Media – FBC has a subscription to Right Now Media.  In a nutshell, it is a crazy loveNetflix for Christian video curriculum.  There are three Francis Chan series that would be great for a SS class:  Crazy Love, The Forgotten God and The Book of James.  There is also a great study on The Book of Ruth.  Class members are given access to the online video for each week and can view it in advance of Sunday morning.  Class time can be spent responding the video.  There is also a leader’s guide and participant handouts for most studies.

Want tools to work through a book of the Bible on your ownLet me know what book you would like to study and I will help you get started.

Book Studies

Practicing Midrash
Practicing Midrash
Living Gently
Living Gently in a Violent World
Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
Toxic Charity
Toxic Charity
Messy Spirituality
Messy Spirituality
Christian Atheist
The Christian Atheist
What did Jesus ask
What Did Jesus Ask?
Jesus Priorities
The Jesus Priorities
holy conversations
Holy Conversations
Good & Beautiful
The Good and Beautiful series
Margin
Margin
Marriage
Marriage
Prayer
Prayer

 

Simply Jesus

Simply Jesus
an Altar in the world
An Altar in the World
A Generous Orthodoxy
A Generous Orthodoxy
The Forgiveness Project
The Forgiveness Project
11 Relationships
11 Indispensable Relationships
Present over perfect
Present over Perfect
Sabbath in the suburbs
Sabbath in the Suburbs

DVDs available for:

Grace Not Perfection
Grace Not Perfection
Letters to the Church
Letters to the Church
Everybody Always
Everybody, Always
Prodigal Prophet
The Prodigal Prophet
Divine Conspiracy
The Divine Conspiracy
Unafraid
Unafraid
Creed
Creed: What Christians Believe & Why
Short Stories
Short Stories by Jesus
All the Places to Go
All the Places to Go
The Story
The Story
One Month to Live
One Month to Live
Prodigal God
The Prodigal God
The Circle Maker
The Circle Maker
When Christians Get it Wrong
When Christians Get It Wrong
Hearing God
Hearing God
Making Sense Bible
Making Sense of the Bible
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Celebration of Discipline
Celebration of Discipline

Other Studies

The Wired Word – Reading the news with the Bible in hand.  The Wired Word offers two story options each week.  For login information, email me.

Animate – The Animate series offers video lessons by contemporary writers and pastors like Brian McLaren, Nadia Weber-Boltz and many others. Designed to spark lively and fruitful discussions on faith and life, there are three series titles to choose from – Faith, Bible and Practices.