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Colaborate Bible Study

Colaborate

Comprehensive Bible Study

Students will engage in compelling conversation about God and what it means to follow Jesus as they dig into the Bible.

Colaborate Bible Study

Scope and Sequence

See the sessions in Colaborate Bible Study in the grid below, or by downloading the full
Scope and Sequence (225KB, PDF).

Canon
I don’t know why the Bible is so special, why certain parts made the cut, and who had the right to decide.
The Hebrew Bible
I don’t know why the Hebrew Bible is part of the Christian Bible.
Genesis
I don’t know why Genesis matters when science has already disproven the stories.
Exodus
I don’t understand why (or how) God plays favorites with Moses and the Israelites.
Law
I don’t understand why we observe some parts of the law but not others.
Judges
I don’t know what judges are at all.
Ruth
I don’t know why Ruth would willingly become an outsider in a foreign land.
Kings
I don’t know where kings fit into the story of Israel.
Babylonian Captivity
I don’t get why God would free the people only to let them be captured again.
Prophets
I don't understand what qualifies someone to be a prophet.
Psalms
I don’t know what purpose the psalms serve.
Wisdom
I don’t know what makes wisdom books more wise than the rest of the Bible.
Job
I don’t know why bad things happen to good people.
Esther
I don’t know why Esther’s story matters when it doesn’t mention God.
The Rise of Rome
What happened in the world between the Old Testament and New Testament?
Colaborate Bible Study

An opening infographic sets up the tension for the lesson, explicitly unpacking and engaging students’ assumptions and past knowledge. After students work through the first page, they'll watch a short animated video that heightens the tension through hyperbole, stereotypes, and misinformation. It is intentionally—
and age-appropriately—provocative
to build interest and get students thinking about the topic.

The center spread of the lesson equips students to work through the tension created on page one. It features an infographic that presents content in a memorable and visually powerful way, incorporating Bible passages, biblical exegesis, and historical context to help give students a stronger sense of the theology and doctrine behind each lesson. Students are invited to interact with the content by drawing, asking and answering questions, and sharing their ideas with a partner or the group.

The final page of each lesson solidifies the concepts through two activities—an individual writing activity and a more active group project. No pipe cleaners? No problem. Every project in Colaborate can be done with materials you have on hand—paper, pencils, tape, scissors. You’d be surprised how much stuff you can create with just these simple supplies. These activities give students opportunities to articulate what they’ve discovered, share their thoughts with others, and engage with the broader church community.

Why choose Colaborate: Bible Study?

Problem-Based Learning helps students answer the question, "So what?"

Problem-based learning allows students to discover for themselves the history and richness of the Old and New Testaments. Students are invited to bring their questions and curiosity to every class.

Students are ready for more.

They are primed to discover the depth and profound beauty of Scripture as they figure out how to make their faith a relevant part of their lives. Every lesson unpacks one part of the Bible—a book, a genre, a story—giving students the tools they need to read the Bible as the full story of God and God’s people.

Colaborate changes the way students think about faith and the Bible.

Students want their faith to matter, and they want it to last. By encouraging questions and taking an honest look at the holy mystery and complexity of Scripture, Colaborate moves them onto a path of growth and discovery that will help them build a faith that stays with them long after they leave your group.

The depth you want with the support you need.

The accompanying Leader Guide is clear and intuitive, making it easy for any leader to understand and facilitate a lesson. It includes Bible verses, an extensive theological and historical background, and practical support to guide each lesson, turning a Bible study into a time of rich engagement with your students.

Colaborate was created by theologians, practitioners, and artists who know biblical history, biblical exegesis, and young people.

This team worked together to combine theological depth with thought–provoking questions, surprising insights, and punchy graphics that will spark conversation and capture the imagination of your students.

Flexible curriculum lets leaders decide the order of the lessons and the focus of the content.

Want three weeks on Genesis? There’s plenty to work with. Want to skip Kings for now and jump ahead to the Psalms? Go ahead.

See samples or purchase Colaborate: Bible Study resources today.

What people say about Colaborate

I have been a pastor for 14 years, using various curricula, and this was the first time that the room was just buzzing with questions and excitement. As my students said, "It was so much fun!"

Gail, pastor, WA

I like that this isn’t just a leader asking questions. It’s interesting and interactive and gets you thinking about what you believe.

Isaac, age 13, MN

I really like the engaging format of the curriculum and that it is student driven, instead of lecture-based.

Chad, youth pastor, OH

The format of questioning and problem solving issues helps students learn more about God and the church. I also like all of the support for the leader in guiding the class.

Beth, volunteer, WI

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