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Introduction to the Study
Generally, Bible Studies are done in age specific groupings; Adults, high school students, and grade school students are separated. But when we gather young and old together to study and discuss God’s Word, there are many blessings. These studies are designed to be used in an inter-generational context. Adults, high school students, and even middle school students can be involved, learn from one another, and learn together.
Ideally these would be used in small groups of 6-10 people and each group would include members representing various age groups in the church. However, you can easily adapt this to your congregation’s context.
Each group should have a discussion leader. This presents an excellent opportunity to allow a young person who is so gifted to step into that role with the help and support of the adults in the group. Consider also including younger participants in reading the Scripture verses.
The topics for these studies are spiritual practices which are important for Christians, regardless of age. We want supportive adults and parents who regularly serve as examples in these practices and young people who are learning to incorporate them in their everyday life. The hope is that these will encourage people of all ages to more deeply understand the value of these practices and support all members to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to take regularly engage God’s gifts in these practices.
The four studies as a part of this series are
Study One: Prayer
Prayer is God’s gift to us as he invites us to be in conversation with Him. This explores many ways you can incorporate prayer into your life.
Study Two: Worship
While worship has a much wider meaning that includes the whole life of the Christian, in this study we will be more narrowly focusing on what happens on Sunday mornings.
Study Three: Bible Reading
The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible is alive and active, and we should be in God’s Word every day.
Study Four: Service
God calls us to serve as a reflection of God’s love for us. We should be willing to take on washing others feet with our gifts.