Comprehensive Bible Study
Students will engage in compelling conversation about God and what it means to follow Jesus as they dig into the Bible.
See the sessions in Colaborate Bible Study in the grid below, or by downloading the full
Scope and Sequence (225KB, PDF).
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—
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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