Guides & Workbooks
Getting Started Guide
This Getting Started Guide is an overview of the 5 basic steps for creating and giving a “Loved Bible.” The process does not stop with giving it away. We want Loved Bibles to be not only given, but also accompanied by YOU, a disciple of Jesus Christ, on mission to make disciples. People will often say they aren’t familiar with the Bible, they lack confidence, they struggle with where to take people in the Scriptures, and they feel isolated when it seems they’re the only one doing something important. When you create a Loved Bible, it becomes a tool. We’ve designed the project to help ordinary people make disciples through the use of the Bible. This encourages ongoing relationships between you and the people you give them to, growing together in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
We’ve designed a Foundations Workbook to follow as you create a Loved Bible. The Foundations Workbook provides a baseline for you to highlight key passages, helping you make disciples as you focus on essential truths of the Christian faith.
We recommend you start all Loved Bibles using the Foundations Workbook. This gives an overview of the gospel and how the gospel is for all of life. The gospel saves us, sanctifies (grows) us, and sustains us (we never grow out of our need!). Include a few (or many!) of the recommended Scriptures for each question. There are usually about 50 entries in total. As you repeatedly go through this process, you begin to rehearse and memorize the Scriptures and their meanings, helping you to grow as a disciple-maker. This process equips you for future opportunities to evangelize and disciple others in face-to-face relationships, while building a tool for you to use.
The Worksheets are meant to be layered on top of the Foundational Workbook. Each worksheet contains additional Scriptures and quotes addressing various topics.
- Attributes of God definitions & Scripture
- Names of God
- Walking alongside someone with cancer
- Advent #1 and Advent #2
- Pastor Appreciation (Pastor Appreciation month is October)
- Identity in Christ