Resources for group and personal studies

Moving Stories

Lent 2018 series of 6 studies produced by the London District of the Methodist church on the theme of Migration Stories from the Bible. Each of the six sessions includes a Thought from Wesley, a passage of scripture, a theological discussion and some probing discussion questions. The course may be done in small groups, or be used as the foundation of a service with a larger congregation, at any point in the year (for example, Lent).

The Bible In a Year

Start your day with the Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app for iPhone and Android phones with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trintity Brompton (HTB) in London and pioneer of Alpha.

Daily Lyfe

Daily reflections, short scripture readings and prayers available via the web or a downloadable app for iPhone and Android phones

Small Group Lyfe Studies

A terrific free resource for small groups from the Bible Society.  Register to be able to download the materials

Faith Pictures

Subtitled ‘A fresh way to talk about things that matter’, this is an excellently produced small group resource produced by the Church Army. There are 6 sessions.  You can download the leaders notes, session notes, video and takeaway sheets for the first session to get a feel for the materials.

Life on the Frontline DVD

We may be old or young; healthy or infirm; rich or poor; employed or not. Whoever we are, as Christians we have at least one thing in common: we each have a ‘frontline’. A place where we can show and share something of God’s love and grace. So imagine the impact on our neighbourhoods, schools, clubs and workplaces if we were really able to really help one another make a difference for Christ right where we are, Monday to Sunday. This 6-session, Life on the Frontline, offers six sessions – each with a short film, biblical reflections, real-stories and interactive exercises – to help small groups explore together Christ’s call and commission For more information click here

A follow-up DVD called Fruitfulness on the Frontline is also available here

Holiness and Hope in a Hostile World is useful free bible study resourcse, also  from LICC (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity)

New Alpha

The Alpha course has been around for over 20 years and has proved a great introduction to the Christian faith for those seeking to learn about Christianity and those who already have a faith.  There is now a new series of videos filmed in different ways which bring the course up to date.  You can watch the Holy Trinity Brompton episodes for free here There are other different styles of video too and notes are available if you register to run an Alpha course for your church or home group.