For the last few months, I've been leading a Bible Study at church where we did an overview of the Gospels. I used some material from the Thoughtful Christian and I think the study went over well. In looking for what to do next, I stumbled upon a curriculum called Joining the Story on Discipleshare, an open-source Christian Education resource that contains materials written by Disciples of Christ pastors and lay leaders. Joining the Story was written by Lee Yates, a Disciples pastor in Kentucky. It's written to provide some Bible literacy to youth. While I'm all for that, I wanted to make it accessible to adults, so I got this fool idea to adapt Joining the Story to adults.
Now, you have to understand a few things. I have this love/hate relationship with Christian Education. I'm fascinated by it and want to learn more, but I don't consider myself a teacher and feel like a poor Biblical scholar at best. That's always made me hesitant to teach, even though people think I do a good job.
So, I decided to try to adapt this study. Some of it includes Lee's words (I did ask for permission). I don't know if I will do a good job, but if you want to see what I'm doing, I've set up a blog where I am writing the curriculum (I'm taking a page from Landon Whitsitt's idea of writing a book online). Take a look a please feel free to let me know what I should add (or detract).
I look forward to you all joining me on this odd journey. God help me. Really. I mean, what the hell am I getting myself into?