CBT not only has a plan to grow Bible literacy for individuals and small groups but our hope is that whole churches begin to embrace a plan for their Bible literacy. We offer two strategies: One Year Church Implementation and Bible Literacy as a Multi-year Journey
CBT offers several options, including small group discipleship, personal devotions, and Sunday School (weekly) materials. The goal of CBT is to increase Bible literacy in churches and in the lives of individual believers. Churches that launch CBT should involve the entire congregation; this involvement will only occur with pastoral promotion.
Churches that want to begin Sunday School in the calendar year should follow some variation of this schedule:
Preliminary for Bible literacy journey (14 weeks)—Use the 14 Era Booklet or the 14 Era audios to teach an overview of the Bible’s story.
Year One: Challenging your church to read through the ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible together will unify your assembly. Choose a weekly gathering time to either preach from the week’s reading. Participants may choose to utilize the weekly #BibleLiteracyMovement videos and 365 Daily Devotion to enhance their understanding.
Year Two: The CBT 52 Lessons provides teachers lessons to use with their weekly Life Fellowship (Sunday School) as they read through the ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible together. Participants may enhance their reading with the CBT media support.
Year Three: The W3, M3, and S3 materials dive deeper into the stories of the Bible in chronological order. It’s a different pace than the reading through the OYCB (you’ll want to encourage participants to continue with the daily discipline of reading the OYCB to deepen their comprehension of the storyline of the Bible). These resources train participants to approach the Scriptures hermeneutically by providing a list of questions that enable participants to discover truth for themselves.
Year Four: Using the Book of Threads, read one of the fourteen truth-stories tracked through the Bible and discuss that story in light of 21st Christianity.
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