Two new Discover Your Bible studies have been released for fall 2017, said Sam Huizenga, program director of Coffee Break.
In addition, two different studies are now available in Spanish and Coffee Break is creating a new International Series for use around the world.
The Discover Your Bible study series is produced by Coffee Break ministries to help everyone -- from new believers to mature Christians -- discover the richness of God’s Word through Bible discovery, said Huizenga.
Each guide includes a skeleton of questions to help participants learn what the Bible says, what it means, and how it affects their life. No previous Bible knowledge is needed.
Leader’s guides provide extra questions and facilitation tools to build the conversation around the text.
There are many studies already in the series, said Huizenga, yet Coffee Break and Bible study leaders have asked for new studies. Coffee Break plans to release at least one new study each year.
The two new studies have been developed in partnership. Two teams—made up of experienced leaders, writers, and diverse ethnic voices—revised Discover 1 and 2 Thessalonians (6 lessons) and Discover Jonah (4 lessons), said Huizenga.
Meanwhile, she added, Discover Ruth and Discover Colossians are available in Spanish. “We are working to make these available in other languages, as well,” she said..
In addition, Coffee Break is creating the International Series, which includes Discover Genesis, Ruth, Nehemiah, Jonah, Mark and Colossians.
“This set of studies reflect God's big story and have an evangelistic focus,” said Huizenga.
“First, the studies are being translated into basic English for easy translation. Then, the studies will be translated into Chinese, Swahili, Russian and more.
“We are doing this in response to missionaries, North American churches and global partners who are asking for translations of Discover Your Bible studies.”
Please email your questions about these studies to email@example.com.
Find out more and order materials on the Faith Alive Discover Your Bible webpage.
What studies have you enjoyed? What happened in your group this year that might inspire others? We would love to hear your stories! Share them on the Coffee Break Groups Facebook page.