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We have crafted these Bible story discussion tools to empower disciples, groups, and churches to discuss Bible stories and discern truth through the Holy Spirit’s teaching ministry. The power of multiplication is unleashed in a disciple making network through the Holy Spirit when trainers release teaching authority and experience to their students.
Train trainers >
Leaders, remember to facilitate the work of the Holy Spirit in the discipleship gathering rather than develop a dependence upon you and your ability to teach the Bible. The best way to teach is to train others to become teachers.
Teacher Training Process (MAWL) >
You have heard me teach you often in the presence of many witnesses. Whatever you have learned from me, train reliable people who will be qualified and faithful to train others. (2 Timothy 2:2)
- Model > Never model teaching more than once. Teach and then assist.
- Assist > Share teaching responsibility. Coach others to teach and give them experience teaching others immediately.
- Watch > Stop teaching and leading yourself; trust the Holy Spirit working in your students, and allow them to learn how to teach confidently and competently through leadership experience.
- Leave > The true sign of an effective trainer is the self-control not to micromanage students. Coach teachers separately from the discipleship gathering and don’t go with your students when they teach so that they can cultivate confidence.
Story Discussion Questions >
- Person Praying > Sing songs, encourage each other & pray
- Dove & Fire > Ask the Holy Spirit to speak and reveal truth.
- Book > Discuss a Bible story. Obey Jesus’ commands. Make a plan to share hope with others.
- Hands Raised > How did you abide in and obey Jesus last week?
- Person Speaking > With whom did you share hope in Jesus last week?
- Throne, Crown, & Cloud > What does this story teach us about God?
- Man & Woman > What does this story teach us about people?
- Heart & Cross > How will I abide in and obey Jesus this week?
- World > Who will hear the story from me this week?
Bible Story Sets >
- Acts Baptism Hammer
- Buryat Stories (Mongolia)
- Commands of Christ
- Creation to Christ
- Creation to Salvation
- Kingdom of God
- Seven Stories of Hope
Bible Book Sets >
- 1 Samuel
- 2 Samuel
- Ruth & Esther
- Ezra & Nehemiah
- Hosea & Joel
- Galatians & Ephesians
- Timothy, Titus, & Philemon
- John’s Letters & Jude
What influenced these Bible story sets?
We created these orality resources for church leaders around the world looking for simple and reproducible ways to help new believers discover the scope and breadth of Yahweh’s awe-inspiring Word without overwhelming them with information and creating a bottleneck for educated Bible teachers as the only ones able to correctly divide God’s Word for a group or network of Jesus followers.
Tool Design Filters >
- Home church context
- Illiterate audience
- Non-English-speaking audience
- Orality culture
- Easily memorized story names
- Spiritual lessons built into Bible story names
- Story length that’s not too long for a one-hour Bible story discussion gathering
- Obedience-based discipleship
- The centrality of all Scripture around Jesus Christ as King, Savior, Baptizer, Healer, and Deliverer.
- The fundamental hermeneutic of all Scripture being understood through the lens of Father Yahweh’s redemptive acts towards Israel and all nations as He builds one eternal, global kingdom of freedom and righteousness under the headship of his Messiah-Son Jesus Christ empowered and sustained by our Counselor and Companion, the Holy Spirit.