The Bible Series: Experience a better story

A 7-part journey through the big story of the Bible for your whole church. 

In partnership with KingsGate Community Church and Hope Together, Bible Society is providing free content for children, youth and adults, so your whole church can journey through the Bible together. This is also a great opportunity for new people or invited guests to experience a better story and see how the Bible is relevant today.

We invite you to use the resources and host The Bible Series in your church from October 2020 as part of your regular Sunday and mid-week programme. The series and its content is suitable for either physical gatherings or online services.

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Preview the Part 1: Introducing the Bible resources now. Login or register to access all sessions. 

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Series overview

Over seven weeks, The Bible Series introduces people to the overall story of the Bible. Each week touches on key themes and relates them to universal human needs. In view of this, we recommend inviting guests (in church or online) so that they too can experience the power and relevance of the Bible. A suite of flexible creative resources is available for you to select and use to craft your services. Think of it as a menu and choose what you think will work best in your context.

Sessions

Please login or register for a Bible Society account to access The Bible Series.

Part 1: Introducing the Bible

Part 1: Introducing the Bible

Part 2: Origins and Meaning

Part 2: Origins and Meaning

Part 3: Exodus and Freedom

Part 3: Exodus and Freedom

Part 4: Exile and Peace

Part 4: Exile and Peace

FAQs

There are similarities to The Bible Course, but this is a new resource for your whole church to experience the story of the Bible. We recommend hosting The Bible Series as a regular part of your Sunday programme (and mid-week small groups) and then using The Bible Course as a follow-up for those interested in understanding more about the Bible.

You are free to use as many of the resources as you would like. We would however ask you to follow the linear progression of The Bible Series starting with the Introduction to the Bible (Part 1) session and ending with Hope: where is our ultimate home? (Part 7) session to make sense of the story of the Bible.

Ideally, we would like churches to host The Bible Series for all ages. We have designed resources for all generations, so your whole church can enjoy the series together. If the youth group uses the resources on its own, this will affect the opportunity for the church as a whole to embrace The Bible Series in the future.

All the films and pdf resources for The Bible Series are available you to download and use online or at in-person church services. We ask that you do not make them available to anyone else or re-use them on your website or other platforms outside of hosting The Bible Series. The Worship Songs playlist on the Leaders' Notes are there as suggestions. You will need to arrange licences and permissions in order to stream these songs. Bible Society is not able to offer advice or give permission in this instance and we would ask you to ensure you obtain the appropriate permissions and agree to the stated terms and conditions of use.

The Bible Series will be freely available throughout 2021. This means that you can have confidence to schedule this resource over seven weeks in your church next year. We encourage you to explore your church programme now to see when you can host The Bible Series.

We are aware that this is an uncertain season, which makes it hard to schedule for physical or online gatherings. It is also exhausting! We have built The Bible Series to work online and in person so that church leaders can run the series over seven weeks with a range of high-quality resources for all ages.

Yes, The Bible Series is a free resource for church leaders. We have made Session 3 freely accessible so you can see the resources available to you as you plan to host the series. To access all the sessions you just need to create a free Bible Society account. If you already have an account, you just need to sign in. We will be populating the resources for all of the sessions over the coming weeks. If you plan to start The Bible Series from 11 October, all the resources will be available to you in due course.

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