“I have come that may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 NRSV)
A Five Week Study Produced in Cooperation with the Northern California/Nevada Region
Academy of Christian Training and Study (ACTS)
The Center for Faith and Giving
This program was originally created to train teachers in the Northern California/Nevada Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as a part of the Region’s ACTS education ministry. It has been modified (with permission) to be used as a small group study, a Bible study or Sunday School curriculum. It should be noted that in its best format, sessions will last between 60-90 minutes, which may make it unsuitable for some congregations to utilize on Sunday mornings when time is limited. Use your own discretion.
The Study contains a study guide and links to video introductions (hosted on YouTube) for each session. The study guide contains suggestions as to how to lead each session and additional resources that you may wish to obtain to encourage further discussion. It is suggested that you carefully review the material before each session to ascertain what you will need and so that you have time to read or locate some of the additional materials. You may modify the content for your particular context.
To access the video introductions, simply click on the links listed below. You may prefer to download these ahead of time and store them either on your computer or burn them to a disk so that they are ready for use when desired.
We offer our thanks to Ben Bohren and Sandhya Jha for their work and contribution to this project and for the resources the Northern California/Nevada Region provided for this production.
Feel free to contact the Center for Faith and Giving if you have any questions.
Links for Video Introductions for each session are listed below. Please remember that session one and session two are in two parts (A & B). This was necessary to comply with YouTube broadcast requirements. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Session One, part A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8mfqL1gxM
- Session One, part B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t7Xmy3rfY8
- Session Two, part A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vaijJSCAEc
- Session Two, part B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcc57jeaP0E
- Session Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4kwY7zrBc
- Session Four: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2AMw_7NMCI
- Session Five: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vETHs0I-yRg