Hearing from God and
learning from each other
Explore Together is a new and
practical tool for helping people to engage with the Bible. It encourages the
exploration of the Bible using natural learning preferences and preferred
A CHURCH FOR EVERYONE
Imagine for a moment a large bowl filled with
jelly beans. The bowl is passed around and you are invited to take a handful.
What is the next thing you do with the colourful sweets in your hand?
Are you someone who immediately starts to sort them into colour
groups? Is there a specific order that you like to eat them in, a flavour that
you just donít like? You may be a flavour mixer! Or do you just open your mouth
and throw them right in there without any thought or reason?
It may be that you just donít like jelly beans and would
decline the initial invitation to help yourself; perhaps youíre not in the mood
for jelly beans at that particular time and would have preferred the
option of chocolate. You can discover a lot about a person by the way they eat
or donít eat their jelly beans.
Diversity of faith development.
This observation highlights the way in which our responses to
one situation differ according to our taste and preference. Within our faith
communities there is a rich diversity of Godís people all at different stages
in their faith development and spiritual experience.
We are a beautiful collection of artists, scholars, reflectors,
dancers, data collectors, fact finders, readers, sculptors, writers, musicians,
actors, talkers and listeners. Whatever our age, ability or experience we will
engage more meaningfully in an activity if it releases our natural preferences.
Exploring the Bible together: Explore Together places
the Bible at the centre of this diversity and releases the community to explore
the message and hear Godís voice in a way that embraces their natural
preferences. It encourages the community to come together to share their
thoughts, questions and revelations with each other. The elderly with the
young, the new believer with the mature traveller, the learned scholar with the
Explore Together can be used in any
environment with any group dynamic. As you read this website may you be
inspired to Explore
Together in your community.