Parish Class Format
What You'll Cover
We begin our journey through the Bible by tracing the story of Israel–the People of God–through the historical books of the Old Testament. Jesus’ earthly ministry flowed forth from this Old Testament context. Through these books we discover that the Old Testament is not merely history, but indeed our story.
Preparing at Home
We recommend setting aside 2-3 hours a week (just 20-30 min a day!) for reading the assigned Scriptures and writing responses to discussion questions to share with your group each week. There are no tests, quizzes, or grades--our purpose is discipleship.
At Home and in Class
Reading the Bible at home can be part of your ordinary prayer life! We encourage participants to listen for the Holy Spirit and stop to dwell on passages where God speaks to you. We draw from the riches of the Church in praying together, using Scripture, during class.