Education - Resources for Adult Study Group Leaders
Welcome to the page where we can support one another by sharing resources. Each of us takes the time to prepare for our lessons, so why not share what we’ve found! If you have a resource you'd like to share with the ministry team, please contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education.
Check out the Library on the 2nd floor for Bible Commentaries, Bible Dictionaries, Concordances, maps, and more. There are also small group resources (video & study guides).
301-881-1881, ext. 2250
www.textweek.com - At TextWeek.com, you will find a variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. When Faith’s worship services are not based on a sermon series, here you will find the weekly readings and commentaries. This is especially helpful for groups who are studying the weekly lectionary readings.
www.biblegateway.com - Bible Gateway (@BibleGateway & @BibleGatewayApp) is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions! Its simple yet advanced searching capabilities allow you to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on the keywords, phrases, topics, or Scripture references you have in mind. Bible Gateway also provides access to several commentaries, including the Matthew Henry Commentary and IVP New Testament Commentary Series.
www.biblestudytools.com - With BibleStudyTools.com, search verses using the translation and version you like with over 29 to choose from. Their rich online library includes well known and trusted commentaries including the Matthew Henry Commentary, concordances like Strong's Exhaustive Concordance and Naves Topical Concordance, Bible dictionaries, Biblical encyclopedias and historical Christian and church books including Fox's Book of Martyrs. For a more in-depth study of Scripture, they offer Greek and Hebrew Interlinear for the New and Old Testament, lexicons for original Greek and Hebrew reading of Scripture, as well as popular Church history books.
www.ccel.org - The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian literature selected for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars.
Praying with Scripture - This resource from Ignatian Spirituality will teach you more about praying the scriptures with children and youth with two methods - Lectio Divina (divine reading) and Gospel Contemplation (imaginative reading). Try this with your group. You can also go deeper with Lectio Divina at
Walking the Labyrinth - Veriditas, an organization dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience, provides some guidelines for walking our 5-circuit labyrinth in The Garden.