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The Bible Course

Explore the World’s Bestseller. An eight-session course that will help you grow in your understanding of the Bible.
For in-person groups or digital gatherings. It can be used anywhere – homes, workplaces, churches, or online meetings.
For Everyone. Whether you are new to or familiar with the Bible.
Now available in Canada! Only through the Canadian Bible Society.
The Bible Course

A typical session includes:

  • Welcome from the course host
  • 30-minute teaching video
  • 25-minute discussion time
  • 10-minute personal reflection to finish

And there are daily readings between sessions.

Watch the interview with Dr. Andrew Ollerton during The Bible Course Canadian Launch and learn more about the course content:

The Bible Course can be used for 1-2-1 coaching, small groups, and larger gatherings and can take place anywhere – homes, workplaces, churches, prisons, or even online meetings. It can also be used by older youth groups and student groups. The course is suitable for people new to Christianity, ideal as a follow-up to courses like Alpha and Christianity Explores or for mature Christians wanting to deepen their understanding of the Bible.

All you need to run the course is your starter kit: a video set and 1 guide for each participant. The videos direct the flow of each session, and the accompanying guide makes it easier for people to follow along and take notes. Daily readings are also suggested, so the group can continue their Bible exploration during the week.

This video gives you more details on how to run The Bible Course:

Download additional resources to help you run and promote The Bible Course with a group, including:

The Bible Course is ready to support online discipleship, family worship, and small groups. Hosts can stream videos and participants will follow along with their manual wherever they are, either in a hardcopy or digital format. The Bible Course is an excellent way to maintain a sense of community and avoid “social distancing” from the Bible.

Interested in The Bible Course? Watch the first session for FREE and review the accompanying Course Guide.

The Bible Course is available in multiple formats to best suit your needs. All you need to run the course is your starter kit: a video set and 1 guide for each participant.

Item Cost Link
Hardcopy Manual $8.95 Purchase online
Digital Manual – Individual PDF $8.95 Purchase online
Digital Manuals – Group PDF $24.95 Purchase online
Videos – Mp4 Download $25.95 Purchase online
Videos – DVD $35.95 Purchase online

For 32 hardcopy manuals or more, you will receive a 30% discount.

Bible Trivia

70
Hours and 40 minutes is how long it takes to read the entire Bible in one sitting.
5
Billion is the estimated number of Bibles sold and distributed worldwide, making it the best-selling book of all time.
40
Authors were inspired by God to write the Bible.
8
Sessions of The Bible Course will help you and your group deepen your understanding of the Scripture’s unique story.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Item Cost Link
Hardcopy Manual $8.95 Purchase online
Digital Manual – Individual PDF $8.95 Purchase online
Digital Manuals – Group PDF $24.95 Purchase online
Videos – Mp4 Download $25.95 Purchase online
Videos – DVD $35.95 Purchase online

We will offer discounts on group purchases of 20 manuals or more!

At this moment, The Bible Course is only available in English.

The Bible Course was designed in a way that makes it unnecessary for the course leader to teach or instruct – since this is what the videos and guide books do – but instead, the course leader plays the role of host and facilitator.

To lead the course, you’ll need to do a bit of preparation ahead of time, review the material, and serve as a facilitator to the guests. We offer some exclusive and free resources to help hosts, so make sure to register your group and stay tuned for more tips.

You will need at least one set of course videos (mp4 downloads or DVDs), plus one guide book (digital or hardcopy) for each course participant.

After checkout and payment at Bibles.com, you will receive a confirmation email for your order with a link for download:

You will be redirected to the Google Drive folder with a set of 8 videos. You will find the download button to the top right:

If you are experiencing problems with your order or if you need assistance, please contact our Customer Service team by calling 1-866-946-1711 or by sending an email to customerservice@biblesociety.ca.

It’s advisable to watch the session beforehand and read through the manual to check the discussion time questions and suggested daily readings. We have gathered some ideas to help hosts/leaders in this guide, available for FREE download here.

A few minutes before each session, we encourage hosts to make sure that their technology is working fine before the guests arrive. Course leaders can also use the time to prepare any additional arrangements, such as food and refreshments, if you decide to offer them to your group.

The course is suitable for people new to Christianity or for mature Christians wanting to deepen their understanding of the Bible.

The course is divided into eight sessions and groups have the flexibility to plan their meetings according to their availability. Here are some popular ways in which the course has been delivered across Canada:

  • For 8 weeks, 1 session every week
  • For 16 weeks, 1 session every 2 weeks
  • For 4 weeks, 2 sessions every week

Often, when The Bible Course finishes, groups have formed real friendships and grown together, and don’t want this to stop. We suggest that, even before your group reaches the final session, you consider what you can do as a follow-up to The Bible Course. Session 8 will offer some great ideas for next steps, both for individuals and groups.

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