Anyone who has ever read the Bible or done academic studies of the Bible will tell you that studies need to be very well organized, structured, and discussed. The Bible is one of the most complex literary works ever written, and students need to be able to access guidance and support on a more or less regular basis.
One of the most important issues in any form of spiritual learning is, of course, understanding. Modern students may have difficulty penetrating the meaning of Biblical texts and understanding the various contexts and points of reference the Bible contains.
It’s interesting to note that the “new” best practice form of Bible study is in fact very similar to the methods by which Christ taught. Christ was a particularly effective teacher, using small groups and discussion as learning dynamics.
In modern education, this form of teaching is used almost universally, particularly at higher levels of education. Small groups and discussion, insights, and guidance are the basis of best practice academic teaching. MBA teaching, for example, is often conducted on very much the same basis, in terms of group participation and discussion. It is a particularly productive way of teaching and learning.
A good example of the latest Bible study teaching is a group called Growing in Christ. This group conducts Bible study lessons in a pleasant, friendly online environment in which students may explore spiritual teachings. They use small Bible study groups andBible study guides to provide information, and address Bible study systematically, in a structured way.
The general consensus regarding this form of Bible study is that it is a much more efficient approach. Students can learn at their own speed, address issues as they arise, and get support when they need it. Any professional teacher will tell you that that is an ideal learning environment.
For more information, and to see how this group delivers its Bible study teachings, visit their website here at http://www.growinginchrist.net/. If you’d like more information, or have questions, you can contact them directly online.