5. Developing MaterialsWritten by Super User
1. The introductory Bible Study: Elements of and effective booklet
- An evangelistic focus: Lessons that lead to FAITH
- Scriptures completely written out in the booklet (not just text references). Simple stories, parables, teachings.
- Colorful or attractiveness cover design. Pictures or art work inside. Attractive fronts.
- Four to ten lessons: time to develop a relationship
- Inductive questions that can be answered by the new contact with help by the church member (put scripture verse numbers by questions so the seeker can go back to the text to find the answer.) Space in the booklets to write out the answers to the questions.
- Some application question that give the seeker an opportunity to believe or trust in Christ.
In National Christian Churches Network Cambodia Council we are more concerned with following the PATTERN than of translating a PRODUCT. It is not necessary to have existing National Christian Churches Network Cambodia Council material translated. It is more important to understand the pattern and to designa Bible study that works for its local context. The lessons should be designed so that even ordinary church members can help the seeker get the right answers. Each lesson should have and evangelistic point to make. This does not mean that each lesson has an invitation to accept Christ. The stories help them understand that they are loved by God or that they can know God and have a personal relationship with Him.