Here are some further thoughts on improving Biblical Literacy.
- It starts with children. Look at your teaching programme for your Sunday School and also what you do with your midweek clubs. We try to use a programme with our 4-11s that will take them through the whole Bible. With our 11-16s, they are either joining in the main Sunday morning teaching programme at our 9:30 service or have their own study group that follows the same teaching as the main sermon at our 11:15 service.
- Encourage people to learn the books of the Bible so that they know their way around it. Talk to them about how and why it is structured the way it is. Explain about the different types of literature including narrative, poetry, prophecy.
- Plan in opportunities to give overviews on how the whole Bible fits together. This might include a teaching series or even special days such as “walk through the Bible” events. We have tried