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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

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BellPres' The Bible Plain and Simple

Seattle Presbytery

Rev. Tom Brewer, keeping it plain and simple in the web-based media player.

By Rev. Sandy Hackett, Pastor, Lake City Pres.

Anybody else looking for great Adult Ed resources? I found one! There is an online video series called The Bible Plain and Simple that is being produced by the good folks at First Pres. Bellevue. They’ve posted a play list for the first two years of a four year series on their site.

The class is taught live at FPCB on Wednesday nights, and also streams live on the web for people who want to watch from home and not brave the weeknight commute. BellPres then archives those as podcasts for folks who want to watch on their own schedules. New classes go up every week during each teaching quarter.

The first time I’d heard about this great resource was driving home from the Whitworth Institute for Ministry with Scott Mann, FPCB’s pastor for Christian Growth. They are kind of quiet over in Bellevue about the great work they are doing, so I asked if I could tell some more folks about it. 

All of our churches are welcome to participate in this course, drawing on the excellent resources these good teachers have available to them. The video is professionally produced, and a pleasure to watch. The content is substantial, well researched, and engagingly presented. You can play each week’s class on any schedule that works for your congregation. Monthly circles? Weekday Bible studies? Small groups? Sunday School? Even just alerting your folks to the possibility of watching on their own is giving them a great tool for developing biblical literacy.

Thanks, Scott Mann! Always glad to find a new way to encourage my congregation!