Step 1: Pray
“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3
If you start with prayer and remain in prayer throughout the study, you will find that God will bless your efforts and your work will be more fruitful.
Step 2: Choose the study that’s right for your group
Most groups begin The Great Adventure with a study that gives them the “big picture” of the Bible. Ascension offers two studies that provide an overview of the entire Bible:
The Great Adventure Bible Study System also includes two foundational studies—Matthew and Acts—that are ideal follow-up studies for groups who wish to continue their Bible adventure. In addition, Ascension offers nine other Great Adventure studies.
If you are scheduling a longer study, such as The Bible Timeline, Matthew, or Acts, consider dividing it into spring and fall segments.
Step 3: Seek parish support
The support of your pastor, parish priest, director of religious education, or other parish leaders can help make your study a success. Before speaking to your pastor, it may help if you are able to explain what the study is about, how it works, and what help you will need.
You’ll be prepared to do all of those things if you read through this guide and familiarize yourself with the study you would like to offer. You can even preview a full session from any of The Great Adventure studies. Call one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-376-0520 if you have any questions.
Consider sharing this short video with inspiring stories from people who have used the studies about the life-changing impact of The Great Adventure Bible Study System. This video is posted on the Ascension website, so you can easily feature a link to it in any of your promotional materials.
For more tips on gaining support from your parish’s leaders, click here.