Who is this series for?
We are recommending this series to "young adults" for personal Bible study. This does not mean that younger teens, or older adults would not benefit from this series. We have spent much time designing this series so that younger readers will not get confused, and older readers will be captivated.
What setting was Embark created for?
Originally, we designed this series for personal Bible study. However, we are recognizing that group study is a blessing! This material is written to be flexible. Younger students are able to do this study in a group setting where there is accountability and help with questions.
How can this study be done?
We have created these books to contain roughly 25-35 separate studies. There are at least three ways this study can be used.
1. For private devotions, we recommend doing one study a day.
2. If you are using Embark in a small group setting, we have found that 3 studies a week work very well. This allows your group to meet for an hour, dedicating 20 minutes of discussion time to each of the 3 studies. You will find that the hour flies by. Discipleship or inter-generational groups are options you may want to consider.
3. Embark can also be used as a teaching series. Students can utilize the book during the week to study the section of Scripture that will be taught that week.
How much do these books cost?
We want people in God's word and so we want to keep the cost effective. The following chart shows how Embark books can be purchased.
What are some upcoming studies you are working on?
Amos should be available by October 2019. Download a free sample here.
Jonah should be available in 2020.
How were these studies made?
Each book is written by one of the pastors at Lifeway Baptist Church. It was our goal from the very beginning to grow as pastors as we individually spent time with Christ in His Word. These year long personal studies culminated in a rough draft of material that was then refined by the pastoral staff.
The next step was the local church. We had no desire to create material simply to make sales. With a good draft in hand, we put together a study group that consisted of teens, adults, men, women, experienced teachers, and inexperienced teachers. This group met for 13 weeks to study and review the material, and what a blessing it was. Not only did the group grow in Christ, the material was sharpened to be very clear and powerful. Our first study had 12 members. Our second study had 24.
We are currently in the process of formatting the content into the Embark template. After this is completed, the material will pass through three more rigorous editing phases. It is our desire to produce material that exalts Christ, clearly exposes the infinite truth of God as revealed in Scripture, and is a quality product. Finally the books will be sent to print!
It is our belief that the Embark books are exegetically solid, clear to follow, and helpful for anyone who genuinely wants to study Scripture. God's Word is authoritative and it is to be read, understood, and applied by Christians. Any believer, depending on the teaching and illuminating ministry of the Holy Spirit, will benefit from walking systematically through God's Word!