The Bible Course

An eight-session course helping you explore the world's bestseller.

The Bible is a big and complicated book to read and for many it can be difficult to know where to start. Maybe you’ve been part of a Bible study group and want to build your confidence so you can study the Bible on your own, or maybe you need help connecting together the bits you’ve been reading. The Bible Course is a great resource, whether you are familiar with the Bible or just starting out.

  • The Bible Course helps you see how the books of the Bible are part of one big story.
  • Using a unique storyline, The Bible Course will show you how key events, books and characters fit together.
  • The video teaching, course guide and daily readings will help you grow in confidence as you read the Bible for yourself.
  • Acts as a great follow-on resource for those who have done introductory courses like Alpha and Christianity Explored.

Well put together, straightforward to lead, & very engaging. The Bible Course is a fantastic resource to the Church, which I wholeheartedly recommend to you!

 Tom Rothwell, Senior Pastor, New Life Church, New Milton

The Bible Course is a brilliant and accessible way to understand the full Bible story.


A brilliant way to kick-start your journey.

 Amy, Surrey

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A typical session includes:

  • Welcome from the Course host
  • 15 minute teaching video
  • 25 minute discussion time
  • 15 minute teaching video
  • 10 minute personal reflection to finish
  • Daily readings between sessions

Find out about the content of the course

The Bible Course is ideal for 1-2-1 coaching, small groups and larger gatherings and can be used  anywhere from homes, workplaces or prisons. It can also be used by older youth groups, student groups and in churches. The course is accessible for people new to Christianity, ideal as a follow-on from courses like Alpha or for mature Christians wanting to increase their understanding of the Bible.

Why run The Bible Course?
Hear from the author, Andrew Ollerton

Dr Andrew Ollerton (author, lecturer and pastor) originally developed The Bible Course to help people in Cornwall who were new to the Christian faith and the Bible. Since then thousands of people have attended and enjoyed The Bible Course from across the UK and abroad. It’s  also been used by a wide variety of denominations and networks.

Try it

Thinking about doing The Bible Course? Watch the first session for free and browse the accompanying guide content.

Buy it

You’ll need at least one set of course videos (mp4 downloads or DVDs), and everyone doing the course needs a guide book.

Guide books accompany the video teaching with notes, quotes and visuals to help you remember key information from the sessions. Only the digital download currently includes a subtitled version of the films.

Choose your bundle, then personalise your quantities. Save 10% on guides when you order 40 or more.

The Bible Course manuals are also available in Welsh.

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Church bundle

Get 40 course guides and a set of course videos.

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Buy manuals and online videos

Small group bundle

Get 10 course guides and a set of course videos.

Video download bundle

DVD bundle

Buy manuals and a DVD set

Personal bundle

Get 1 course guide and a set of course videos

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We followed several groups as they progressed through the eight week course. Here’s what they had to say.

Beth Dent – The Stowe Church, Swindon 

Beth is very comfortable reading some books of the Bible but wanted the confidence to challenge herself a bit more. The course has helped her to understand the bigger picture and the relevance of the Bible.

Simon Ronald – Romford Baptist Church

Before the course, Simon struggled to read the Bible – from finding the time to understanding the ‘black holes’ of the Old Testament. After just eight weeks he found a new ‘respect’ for the Bible.

Graham Slight –​ Hull community Church

At the age of 22, Graham learnt to read using the Bible and was keen to learn more. The course has given him an overview of the Bible in a way that made sense as well as the confidence to share his learning with others.

Esther Brown –​ The Stowe Church Swindon

Esther was brought up as a Christian and had a Bible from a young age but she didn’t really know where to start with it. By the end of the course, the Bible had ‘come to life’ and gave her a desire to read it more and talk to others about it.

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Contact us

We have many years of experience in running The Bible Course. Do get in contact if you require further support or have questions about running your course.

Bringing the Bible to life

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