Many will lose regular, weekly contact with their class/group. On top of that, they may not have the quality Bible instruction they have become accustomed to every Sunday or whenever their group meets. Here are a couple of suggestions/recommendations that they might try:
Every leader of a group or class should make sure every member of their class/group is contacted and prayed for every week. Relationships are the most important ingredient to a healthy, growing Bible study group. Please don’t let anyone feel alone or rejected during this difficult season.
Encourage every member of your class/group to engage in some kind of Bible study at least weekly. Whether they are alone, with a spouse, family members or friends, make sure they have a plan. Here are some suggestions:
Use your Sunday School Members Guide. Most churches provide a printed piece that you can use for your bible study time. Call another member and read and talk together. FaceTime or Skype another member of your group/class. Read together, discuss and pray for yourselves and others.
Use resources that are available through Social media like Facebook. Your class may have a Facebook group page that you can discuss and chat with online.
Use digital media. Depending on whether or not you and your church use Right Now Media or Ministry Grid from Lifeway, you can find video support for what you are studying.
Ministry Grid – https://ministrygrid.com/training/. Each of the curriculum lines has an extensive library of audio or video support. Some of it is free.
Right Now Media – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/. This resource is also being used by several congregations in Louisiana. With a church subscription, members have free access to tons of material for use whenever and wherever. Here are some suggestions.
For those studying Explore the Bible Series (Romans) – How to be Right with God by Ed Young
Other Adult studies:
True Spirituality with Chip Ingram
The Power of Jesus Name by Tony Evans
Life, Money, Legacy by Dave Ramsey
The Real God by Chip Ingram
“Shaken” with Tim Tebow – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/204649
“Speak Truth” with Sean McDowell – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/297352
“Different” with Jonathan Evans – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/373895
“Not a Fan” with Kyle Idleman – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/187042
What’s in the Bible is a series by Phil Vischer, from Veggie Tales, all about the Bible – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsShow/1?episode=1
Worship songs for kids – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsShow/136822?episode=1
For Preschool Specifically – https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsSeries/351613?episode=1
Study on Philippians (if they will search there are others just like this on most books of the Bible from the same guy that is listed at the top -https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/KidsShow/298875?episode=1
Whatever you decide to do, be consistent and make sure your encourage and pray for one another. We are not alone. God is with us. God is for us. God will not forsake us.
Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist
Louisiana Baptist Convention