Bible Month 2021 (Archive Page)
This Bible Month book for 2021 was the Gospel of Mark
30 Days with Mark was written by Dr Kent Brower (Bible notes) with Rev Michael Parsons (small group study guides) and Dr Paula Gooder (reflection).
All-age resources were by the Methodist Children, Youth and Family Layworker Writing Team: Gail Adcock, Debbie Andrew, Lydia Harrison, Claire Knight, Hayley Liversidge and Charlotte Mckernan.
An Introduction to Mark
Below is a short video from Kent Brower – author of the 30 Days with Mark study notes - about what makes Mark so worth reading.
Bible Month 2021 Resources
There are various resources which you and your church can still use to engage with Mark:
Buy the Booklet
Order your copies of the 30 Days with Mark booklet from www.preachweb.org
Check out the Learning Network Material
The Learning Network offered a host of training and engagement opportunities during the 30 Days with Mark campaign. You can still access recordings of these on our Social pages:
Bible Month 2021 Further Resources
Here are few key documents from Bible Month 2021 that might also be particularly useful:
- B&W Version of Study Guide (Pdf)
This is not the full version of the Study Guide which you can order from the Preach website. This is a reduced, black and white version with the core preaching notes for those wanting to prepare for Bible Month sermons and small group sessions
- Introduction to Mark and the 30 Days study notes (video)
This is a short and brilliant video from Kent Brower offering an overview of the study notes. He explains how and why he divided the gospel up into the four sections he has, and outlines some of the key themes he sees running through it. We recommend that this be played during Local Preacher’s Meetings as a way of introducing LP and WL’s to Bible Month and this year’s resource.
- Feeding of the 5000 Illustration (.png images)
In Bible Month 2021 we were fortunate enough to have an illustrator create some bespoke images for the Study Guide. One of these, the image of the Feeding of the 5000 has been licensed for sharing and sending round for use in PowerPoints, Newsletters, on social media etc. Click on the heading above to download a zip file containing different sizes and versions of the image designed for different platforms and applications.
- Bible Month: A Methodist Way of Life Discussion Questions
The Bible Month: Methodist Way of Life resource aims to enable Methodists to engage in ‘looking and listening for God in their reading of the Gospel of Mark.’ It does this by offering four questions related to each of the four aspects of A Methodist Way of Life. If you are leading worship or preaching from Mark, these might provide a starting point for your own reflections as you start to prepare.