The Four Essential Elements
Making Time for Scripture Study in Your Busy Life
Daily Personal Study
Spend about 20 minutes a day prayerfully reading and reflecting on a section of Scripture. Questions in the Study Guide direct the reflection, while the commentary provides solid Catholic scholarship that leads to deeper understanding.
Weekly Small-Group Sharing
Gather weekly in groups of eight to twelve to pray and to share your responses to the study questions. Trained small-group facilitators encourage the sharing of personal thoughts and experiences in an atmosphere of openess and trust.
Listen to a brief lecture that follows the small-group discussion. The lectures develop and clarify the themes of the lesson and may be delivered by local speakers or by using audio- or video-taped resources.
Prayer is the most essential of the elements. In addition to daily personal prayer, learn to use Conversational Prayer, a simple, effective method of prayer used in the small group. A source of unity, support, and guidance, prayer is the key to the success of your Bible study
Weekly Small-Group Session (90 minutes) includes:
• Conversational Prayer (10-15 minutes)
• Group Sharing and Discussion (50 minutes)
• Wrap-Up Lecture (about 20 minutes)
For more information, please contact:
Adult Faith Formation Office-- 812-379-9353 x 240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Clerc-- 812-379-9554 or email@example.com
Judy Richardson-- 812-372-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org