Over the past year (September 2021 to July 2022), at our midweek small groups, I took my church through the Pentateuch.
The plan was to cover as much of the key storyline as we could in the number of weeks available. This of course meant that bits that I would have loved to cover were cut. We also ran Topic Nights looking at some of the big themes that appeared, and review sessions at the end of each book. These were all filmed for members who could not make it, or who wanted to review (videos are at the bottom of this page).
Here are the passages we studied in small groups:
To encourage study and familiarity with the passages before the study, we produced a prep book. The idea behind this was to get people to read the passage multiple times, and think about how it works. You can see the PDF below:
Overall this was a great year, and people loved getting into the detail of the Bible. It had an impact in other ministries in the church. For example, in our Sunday Club the leaders were spotting connections and were much more equipped to read the Bible for themselves.
There are a few tweaks to make, and I have made some as we have gone through – hopefully these have made it into the final PDF!
The groups that got the most out of it were those who did the reading beforehand. In hindsight, I would have gone bigger on this at the start – but do what you think best.
I would highly commend it to you, and hope these resources here will enable that to happen.