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The Bible Course

An eight-session course helping you explore the BIG story.

Big, complex, old … just some of the words people use to describe the Bible. Sound familiar? That’s where The Bible Course comes in. The course will increase your confidence, equip you to read the Bible better and help you to see its relevance to daily life. The course provides a birds-eye view of the world’s bestselling book.  

Over eight interactive sessions, it combines video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection and daily readings. It’s ideal for one-to-ones, small study groups or larger gatherings. The course can be run online or face to face and you can choose to buy the films as a DVD, digital download or via our new streaming platform.

Key features

  • The Bible Course helps you see how the books of the Bible are part of one big story
  • Using a unique storyline, The Bible Course will show you how key events, books and characters fit together
  • Video teaching, written guides, diagrams and readings will help you grow in confidence as you read the Bible for yourself
  • Acts as a great follow-on resource for those who have done introductory courses like Alpha and Christianity Explored

If you would like to get support and tips, as well as share your experience with other people doingThe Bible Course, then please join the new Facebook group. The Bible Course Community | Facebook

‘Well put together, straightforward to lead, & very engaging. The Bible Course is a fantastic resource to the Church, which I wholeheartedly recommend to you!’

‘The Bible Course is a brilliant and accessible way to understand the full Bible story. A brilliant way to kick-start your journey.’

The Bible Course for groups is ideal for one-to-one coaching, small groups and larger gatherings and can be used anywhere from homes or workplaces to prisons. It can also be used by older youth groups, student groups and in churches. 

The Bible Course for individuals is a new resource taking the core content from the group resource and reworking it into an interactive journey through the course, designed for an individual to consume quickly in their day-to-day life.

The course is accessible for people new to Christianity, ideal as a follow-on from courses like Alpha or for mature Christians wanting to increase their understanding of the Bible.

Dr Andrew Ollerton (author, lecturer and pastor) originally developed The Bible Course to help people in Cornwall who were new to the Christian faith and the Bible. Since then thousands of people have attended and enjoyed The Bible Course from across the UK and abroad. It’s  also been used by a wide variety of denominations and networks.

The Bible Course resources

The Bible Course for groups

Meeting people in groups, where everyone shares their thoughts and experiences, lies at the heart of The Bible Course as everyone learns from each other.

Online – Just £14.99

In person – Bundles start from £14.98

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The Bible Course: Personal Edition

The Bible Course: Personal Edition is a new way to explore the big story of the Bible, but at your own pace, in your own time, wherever you are – on your way to work in the morning, during lunch or when the kids are in bed.


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We followed several groups as they progressed through the eight-week course. Here’s what they had to say. 

Beth Dent – The Stowe Church, Swindon

Beth is very comfortable reading some books of the Bible but wanted to challenge herself a bit more. The course has helped her to understand the bigger picture and the relevance of the Bible.

Simon Ronald - Romford Baptist Church

Before the course, Simon struggled to read the Bible – from finding the time to understanding the ‘black holes’ of the Old Testament. After just eight weeks he found a new ‘respect’ for the Bible.

Graham and Caroline Moore

Graham and Caroline have run The Bible Course a couple of times for their church and for a post-Alpha group. For both groups, they found the course easy to host, educational and engaging.

Contact us

We have many years of experience in running The Bible Course. Do get in contact if you require further support or have questions about running your course.

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