Fathom Bible Studies: The Life in the Church 2 Student Journal

By Sara Galyon Published
Paperback ISBN: 9781501842054 $8.99 Buy
A deeper dive into understanding the key themes and story-lines of the Bible.In this study, your students will learn about what it was like to be a part of the early church in the first century. In addition to unpacking selected teachings in Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John and Jude, teens will also gain an understanding of the historical context and local church situations that led to the writing of these letters.

A Deep Dive into the Story of God

Fathom is a Bible study for teens that covers the Old and New Testaments in 18 4-session studies. The lessons are a blend of narrative and traditional theological approaches to understanding the Bible story. Each lesson will focus on one passage that will launch into the larger context of God's story being studied,and how that story is meant to be theirs. Fathom is suitable for groups with middle schoolers, high schoolers, and any combination of the two. But unlike many other resources, it acknowledges the differences between older and younger youth and the way they learn. It provides activities specific to each age group, as well as activities for mixed groups in which older youth have leadership opportunities. Fathom gives leaders the option to let youth take ownership of their learning through teaching and leading alongside adults. Fathom creates space and tension for teens to wrestle with how to interpret and experience the Bible.

Through youthministrypartners.com, leaders will have access to planning and teaching tools, customizable content, and other supplemental content to support their use of Fathom as well as their youth ministries in general.

About the Author

Sara Galyon

Sara Galyon is currently the Director of Youth Ministry at Messiah Lutheran in Madison, AL (ELCA). She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years including the UMC, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary/The Center for Youth Ministry Training.  She is a wife to a UMC youth minister and mom to three boys.