We hope you enjoyed Leanne’s article in More Than Words on how to open up the Bible. Below you will find some resources that can help you to engaging with the Bible.
To read an article by Paul Cameron & Rick Hill on good practices for raising the bar in Biblical Engagement, please click here.
Scripture Union publishes a number of Bible Reading Notes to help you engage with God’s Word with a range of reflections and thoughts to inspire your daily reading.
Scripture Union also offers ‘Light‘ a quarterly material, designed for ministry with children, young people and all ages together. Light is ideal for use with children’s groups on Sundays, in midweek Christian groups, at youth clubs and with children’s prayer groups.
For those annual events like Christmas, Easter and Holiday Bible Clubs SU has published resources to help with them too.
The latest in the SU library of Holiday Bible Club guides is Polar Explorers. This is a five to seven-day children’s holiday club: an opening Sunday service, three to five (daily) club sessions and a closing Sunday service. With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children are explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Through the lives of these people, they learn that no one is too anything to be part of God’s big expedition, that is, to be a friend of Jesus and go out and help other people be friends of Jesus too.
Published last year, Mega Makers! Children will enter the inventor’s workshop and make some mega discoveries about God, hear about how God’s love is far wider and longer and higher and deeper than we can ever imagine and find out what it means to be a follower of Jesus, based on Matthew’s Gospel.
Christmas Wrapped Up– Parties, plays, crafts, events, service outlines, and everything your church might need at Christmas! The ultimate Christmas resource book which really does contain practically everything a church might need for Christmas time. Packed full of top-quality material combining years of Scripture Union experience with exciting new ideas, it will help churches get the most out of Christmas this year and for years to come.
Easter Cracked – A vital resource for the whole of the Easter season covering such things as craft, drama, events and service outlines. A book to help churches maximise on outreach opportunities at Easter time.
This is only a small selection of what is available from Scripture Union. To see what else is available why not visit our Resource Centre on the Albertbridge Road, Belfast. For more information on any of these resources please contact Ashleigh on 028 9045 4806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For resources for helping engage with the Bible through School Groups we have a list you can download below.
To find out more about what SU does in schools you can visit our School pages – here
Scripture Union also offers online resources – WordLive, LightLive and SchoolsLive. (click on the icon below to visit the site)
LightLive gives you the tools to deliver fun and exciting Bible-based sessions with your children’s group. You can access thousands of activities to use in your sessions and tailor each session to the needs of your group. You can follow the LightLive syllabus and create sessions in a matter of minutes, or you can create your own syllabus for your group.
SchoolsLive is for Primary and Post-Primary school Christian groups. It provides Bible-based resources to the leaders of these groups and puts a wealth of activities and ideas at their fingertips. There is an outline for each week of the school year plus access to search the archive of SchoolsLive and LightLive activities.