The Journey Through Scripture series is presented by people trained through the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology – people just like you. Presenters need not have a degree in Theology or an advanced level of academic expertise - or even a previous background in the study of Sacred Scripture! The program is suited to faithful Catholics living an active sacramental life who want to grow in their knowledge of the Bible and are willing to make an effort to study, read, and pray — to enter into the Word of God and share it with their fellow Catholics.
We know that the task of putting on a parish Bible study can be daunting. For this reason, the St. Paul Center tries to take as much of the burden off of the presenters as possible. After training, participants receive Presenter’s Notes for each session. This is no mere outline. It is the actual Bible study presentation; word-for-word.
In addition, presenters receive a Power Point presentation of the study. The Power Point is displayed at the same time the presenter is speaking. This means students receive both oral and visual instruction.
We also provide student outlines and notes which follow the Presenter Notes. The outlines follow the Power Point presentation and the notes are detailed summaries of each session for review. Presenters receive these in both paper and electronic form. (For Genesis to Jesus, these notes and outlines are what comprise the book Genesis to Jesus. Presenters can either have people in their Bible study purchase this book or use the handouts we provide as part of training. The other three studies have not been published in book form as of yet.)
Our support doesn’t end with just the materials of the study. We have templates for advertising your study as well. Just email us the pertinent logistical information and we’ll create bulletin inserts and posters for you.
Finally, The St. Paul Center offers free ongoing support to presenters. In the months and years after you receive your training, we remain available to help you find answers to the difficult questions that may come up in your study groups. Send us your questions and we’ll get you the answers.
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