There’s a Blog, Post, Page, Tweet, and App for That: A Bible Study for the Digital Age

Let’s face it: Technology has changed the way we consume, process, and exchange information. The new Bible Studies For Life has been designed from the ground up to not just acknowledge this reality, but to make the most of it. Watch this short video to see how.

You can download a free sample of the Bible Studies For Life: Adult app by clicking here.

Comments

  1. I didn’t hear any mention of Power Point cells for lessons. I’ve been working several hours each week to make Power Point cells for my lessons. This would be a lot faster if Lifeway at least provided the scripture passages, background design to go with a theme, etc. If anyone would like to share with me and I with them, let me know!

    • James Jackson says:

      Hello Angie! Thank you for the feedback. There will be jpgs of some of the images (such as the unit overview) on the DVD-Rom that comes in the Leader Pack. These can be incorporated into Power Point slides, as well as other presentation programs. We hope you will find them helpful. Blessings!

  2. Wesley Clay says:

    Are the apps going to be available for Android as well. I have no adults in my class who use the Apple platform but are excited about the Application and it’s possibilities.

    • James Jackson says:

      Wesley, thanks so much for the feedback. At this time, the development software we use for the app does not support Android. We understand it will very soon, and as soon as it does, we will be offer the app for the Android OS as well.

    • Brian Alverson says:

      Will there be a way for the church to purchase the app for our church members just like we purchase the printed study guide? Or will church members have to purchase the app on their own?

      • James Jackson says:

        Hi Brian! Great question. At this point there is not a mechanism in place for churches to purchase the app for their members. The app is sold through iTunes, so if a Minister of Education wanted to gift the app to someone else, they could certainly do so. This question has come up a lot with our Gospel Project app, and they have been working on some possible solutions, but for right now, church members will purchase it on their own. Thanks for asking.

  3. John Scogin says:

    If not android then what about a PC app. Not may android or apple but a lot of PC in the senior adults.

    • James Jackson says:

      John, help me understand better what you are asking for. Are you still talking about mobile devices, or are you interested in the resources we will provide online for use with a desktop or laptop PC?

  4. Jill Hizer says:

    Will this app be available on a desktop in any way?

    • James Jackson says:

      Hi Jill– Tell me more what you mean. Apps are basically for mobile devices. However, we do have a powerful website that will be accessible from desktop and laptop computers. Many of the features that are in the app are also available on the website. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  5. Larry Henney says:

    Sounding Great! Think Android…..

  6. Don Adams says:

    I have downloaded the app for my iPad. Also purchased the first lesson series for the fall. I can not find the KJV in the bible translations. Is there a separate purchase for this.

    • James Jackson says:

      Hello Don! Thank you for the question. We did not put the King James in the Fall edition of the app, but we are planning to incorporate it into the next issue, based on customer requests. As for the print version, we do have a KJV-only version for adults. You can order that from lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife. Hope this helps.

  7. Janet Baysura says:

    Where can we sign up to receive notice when the app is available for Android?

    • James Jackson says:

      Hey Janet! Our target date is September 1. We will shout it from the mountaintops when it goes live! So check this blog, as well as our Facebook page (facebook.com/biblestudiesforlife).

  8. Where have you moved the EXTRA! material for Sunday School teachers? These were often very useful in preparing my lesson and I always started with these notes. We are using the Bible Studies for Life series.

    • James Jackson says:

      Hi Ron! If you click on “Leader Extras” on the blog, you will find options for men, women, parents, boomers, and singles, as well as ideas for incorporating current events into the sessions. Blessings!

  9. Will this have anything like the Quicksource guide? Esp. the Discussions & points sections?
    Thanks

    • James Jackson says:

      Hello Art! Thanks for the question. While Bible Studies For Life doesn’t have a separate guide similar to Explore The Bible’s Quicksource guide, there are key words explained in the personal study guides/group member books. There are also additional helps for different kinds of groups (men, women, singles, boomers, parents, collegiates) available in the “Leader Extras” section of the blog. Is this what you are looking for?

      • Thanks for your reply. That’s not exactly what I was interested in. What I really liked were the “questions to ask” format in Discussions & Points because I have a tendancy to ask really specific (i.e.hard) questions, and D&P helped make them more general, therefore helping to increase discussion.
        While I’ve seen your additional helps, they seem to be inconsistent. For example nothing for Session 1 for “median” adult coed groups.
        Although I was excited about the concept, I just don’t feel I have as much help to pull from as I did with the Explore the Bible series.
        Thanks

        • James Jackson says:

          Thanks for the feedback, Art. We know that different kinds of groups will resonate better with one curriculum line better than another. So regardless of whether your group uses The Gospel Project, Explore the Bible, Bible Studies For Life, or any of our other resources, they will find resources that are rooted in Scripture and make it as easy as possible for a small group leader to lead a group in transformational Bible study.

  10. Bible Drill, grades 4-12, has two translations KJV and Holman with KJV having the most participants…so why are some of the apps not available initially in KJV?

    • James Jackson says:

      Hi Sam– I develop the Bible Studies For Life: Adult app, so I can speak to that one. In the first release (Pressure Points and When Relationships Collide), it was a simple design question. We are developing primarily for iPhone, and we thought four buttons for translation across the top was making things a little too crowded for the small screen. However, we received numerous requests for the KJV, so we have added it for the second release (Do Over and Honest to God). The family app for children tells the Bible story and gives the reference, but it doesn’t quote any specific translation. The Student App has had the KJV from the very beginning. Hope this helps!

  11. The Chrome web browser has the ability to have apps on a PC. It would be great for older adults who’ve gotten used to using a computer and find it more convenient than a mobile device to read from. Maybe the next improvement would allow for that, after the android.
    Thanks,

  12. Bill MacCollum says:

    Will the apps for Student and Adult be available on the Amazon app store as well as Google Play?

    • James Jackson says:

      Hello Bill– At this point we don’t have firm plans for an Amazon version. We will have that conversation as we get a better sense of the demand for it. Your comment definitely helps us know that there is at least some interest in an Amazon version. Blessings!

  13. I am new at this on the computer.. At the end of lesson 3 in the adult “bible studies for life, there is an article at the bottom of page 36 ” to continue reading HAND IN HAND” from the More Living magazine….CAN”T FIND IT ? how do I get there. I want to see the words to “My Own Little World” Thanks

  14. I am not pleased with the new CD that comes with the leader guide for Bible Studies for Life. The first unit contained the same types of helps, such as lesson plans to print out. The other two units do not! Like someone earlier, I liked the power points, also. Is there any way those can continue to be on the CD?

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