SMALL GROUP RESOURCES
Below is a range of small group resources, which includes videos to watch together, bible studies, session plans around a topic and established courses. We will keep adding to this library as we come across new resources.
Please get in touch (email Jamesc@resoundbristol.co.uk) if:
You are interested in running one of the courses and feel you'd like to open it up wider than your small group.
You'd like to run a course and require help or additional resources.
There are any resources you have found useful that are not currently listed so that we can add them here for others to see.
How to Read the Old Testament Well
This series of video resources looks at principles of biblical interpretation and at different genres in the Old Testament and how to approach reading them. They are taken from a Resound webinar with guest speaker Dave Roderick is the leader of Community Church Southmead (part of Woodlands Group Churches).
The Prayer Course
This Course is an 8 session journey through the Lord's Prayer put together by 24/7 Prayer and led by Pete Greig and Poppy Williams. Each session is a mixture of video content, discussion questions and practical prayer activities, and is designed to last around an hour.
The Prayer Course II: Unanswered Prayer
Following the success of the first Prayer Course, these five sessions go deeper, provoking honest conversation around the hardest and most personal questions we all ask about prayer.
The Wellbeing Journey
The Wellbeing Journey is a new 8 session series exploring holistic wellness: body, mind and spirit. It’s based around seven key areas of wellbeing – the wellbeing mindset, physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, financial and vocational – to help you discover how to run on a full tank.
Ministry of Women
This series of video resources look at how we take the Bible seriously and understand what it says about the role of women within church and in particular interpret some of Paul’s writing in 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy where he seems to put restrictions on women. Tim Dobson looks at the way Jesus treated and related to women and considers two principles of biblical interpretation that help us be inspired to see how women should be released to serve God wholeheartedly.
The Bible Project
These Bible resources help people experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. They do this by showcasing the literary art of the Scriptures and tracing the themes found in them from beginning to end. Rather than taking the stance of a specific tradition or denomination, they create materials to elevate the Bible for all people and draw our eyes to its unified message.
The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.
Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Course for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well.
Inclusion and the Church
This small group study guide, created by Mike Waine, contains 6 sessions on diversity, justice and the heart of God. In addition to the small group guide there is also a leader's guide.