What exactly is a Walk Thru the Bible live event?
Great question. It's not a class, a typical seminar, or a boring lecture. It is, however, a highly engaging, dynamic, and memorable event that helps you understand God's Word and make the connection between His story and yours.
In each of these events, a certified instructor will guide you on a virtual "walk" through the Bible. Whether you are learning the major people, places, and events of the Bible in otLIVE or meeting the people in the Biblical Character Series, you'll experience God's story like never before.
Find your place in the story with our live events.
What makes live events so great? What do you mean when you say live events ignite a passion for God's Word?
Understanding God's Word is the key to making the connection between a God who is impersonal and far away and a God who loves you and wants a relationship with you. As you're learning God's story, you're developing insight into yours.
That's what our live events do—they put the pieces of the Bible together in a way that connects with your head, heart, and hands.
Don't just take our word for it though; read here for an example of how the Walk Thru the Old Testament live event changed a young man's life.
What kinds of events do you have? What subjects do you cover?
Our events are divided into three main categories.
- Thru the Bible
- Marriage & Family
- Leadership & Teaching
My church has a great spiritual growth/education program, so why should we work with Walk Thru the Bible?
We believe everyone needs not only the details of God's Word but also the overarching story. We've worked with churches with large staffs and strong spiritual growth programs, and we've worked with churches with small staffs just beginning to start their programs. Whether your members are committed to the study of Scripture or are new to Christianity, the old adage holds true—there's always more to learn.
Most people, wherever they are in their walk, understand some of the pieces of God's Word. Through our live events, we will teach them the big picture of God's story and provide a biblical framework so they can put the pieces together. This engaging live event will reinforce their Bible knowledge and rekindle or ignite a deeper passion to know and live God's Word.
Won't I feel silly using hand signs?
Probably—but only for a few minutes. Trust us on this. Once the event starts you'll have fun, unaware that you are learning the major people, places, and events of Scripture better than many people who've studied for years.
You really teach the whole Old Testament in under three hours and expect me to remember it?
Yes, every single detail. Okay, that's not actually true. Not even close. We know the Old Testament can be overwhelming and confusing. That's why we break it down into the major people, places, and events of Scripture. That's what you'll remember.
Why is our approach so highly effective? Because it integrates several learning modes simultaneously, involving hearing, seeing, moving, interacting with others, and strategic repetition. You'll learn the big picture of the whole testament and have fun doing it. We promise!
I'm not really a group person. Will I have fun? Learn anything?
We know, we know . . . we keep talking about how engaging and fun our live events are. While that sounds great to some people, others aren't so sure. But hold on. We are experts at personality differences (don't believe us? See Solving the People Puzzle), and we have designed our live events to appeal to a wide variety of people—even to those of us who aren't into the whole group thing.
Our events are relaxed and low key and you can choose how involved you want to be. Give us a chance—we think you'll be surprised.
Can we host a live event if it's not for the whole church? What about a small group or Sunday school class?
Walk Thru the Bible events are usually staged for the whole church unless a particular segment of the church has an interest. Oftentimes in a larger church, a small group or Sunday school class will be the sponsoring force for a church event. Our ministry consultants will work with you to determine the best structure for your group. Just fill out this form, let us know the highlights, and we'll call you to get started.
How old do you have to be for a live event? Do you have anything for kids? Teenagers?
There is no age limit for our events. In fact, we have something for everyone at any age and any stage of life. (Most kids are at least elementary school age.) Check out our event descriptions for more information.
What do we do after the live event? What's next?
Walk Thru the Bible is all about igniting passion for God's Word. We know that once that excitement is sparked, you have to keep it going. That's why we've developed God's Grand Story, a comprehensive six-week study that will take you deeper into the story of Scripture. Designed for small groups, God's Grand Story provides everything you need - DVD's for each age group, a guidebook chock-full of additional study material, and an assist for your pastor to bring the whole congregation around the study of God's Word.
Visit our resource page to see all of our helpful resources!
What's involved in setting up a live event?
Once you decide which event you would like to do first, pick some dates that will work for your church. Our ministry consultants will help you with all of the details from picking the format, to ordering workbooks, to promoting the event. Help us help you get connected.
How long is a live event? When is the best time to have one? Sunday? After work? Weekends?
otLIVE and ntLIVE can be taught in 2.5 hours! The format for these hours is VERY flexible. Most people follow the Friday night/Saturday morning, Saturday morning or Sunday morning/afternoon format, but we have taught events in a variety of timeframes. You may want to have the event all at one time, while others like to host them over four Wednesday nights. We'll help you figure out the best system for you.
What is the cost?
We have various financial plans that are designed to meet the needs of your church and the number of anticipated attendees. Fill out this form and we'll contact you within 48 hours. This way we can work out the best option for your organization.
Where should we have it?
Most churches choose the worship center or a family life center.
Who teaches it? What kind of training do instructors have? Can I request a specific teacher?
We have certified instructors specifically trained to teach our live events. Our instructors have sound biblical knowledge, are trained extensively in each topic, and are experienced teachers. We know how important it is for outside speakers to be of the highest quality for your members. We have an impeccable reputation for excellence; much of that reputation is due to the quality of our instructors.
If you are friends with a particular Walk Thru the Bible instructor, we will do all within our power to work with you. Otherwise we will assign an instructor based on your location and specific needs.
Will Walk Thru the Bible help us promote the live event in our church and community?
Yes. Once you have signed up to host an event, we will contact you to guide you through the promotional process. We have an extensive toolbox of resources with everything from posters and bulletin inserts to DVDs that will help you generate excitement and participation in your church.
Do you have any events coming up in our area?
Review a list of upcoming events and their locations. If there isn't one in your area that fits your timeframe, let us know—we'd love to help you schedule one!