The Present Word table of contents
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Through the exploration of biblical text, adult study groups are invited into a deepened relationship with God. The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. This quarterly resource features an Adult Leader’s Guide and an Adult Student’s Book.
The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.
In the quarterly Leader’s Guide, each week’s session is carefully outlined with a full description of the materials needed, plus reproducible pages and resources to help the leader. The quarterly Student’s Book includes a Scripture reading for the lesson, study materials with reflection questions throughout, and a prayer after each lesson.
The quarterly Worship Leaflets contain material for a short worship service that can be used as an opening session during class or in other settings. They also provide Scripture and questions for meditation.
“Certainly the value of church Bible studies that are based in concrete information (and from there moving on to personal application and theology) shouldn’t be overlooked. The Presbyterian Church’s [The] Present Word curriculum offers the fruits of biblical scholarship in the context of faith-based studies.”
—The Christian Century
“We found the writing down-to-earth, enlightening, thought provoking, and challenging in good, meaningful ways. That is to make our Christian faith more active in our personal walk and in the lives of others in the church, the community, and throughout all of God’s creation.”
—Parkway Gardens United Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee