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How did James get into the Bible? His book requires us to do things and they are not always that easy! From the very first verse of the first chapter he says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds..." James sets us challenges and later in the year we plan to study the book of James together with many others of the Methodist connexion. Please read on if you want to know more...

In June 2017, the Methodist Church is encouraging churches and circuits across the Connexion to run a 'Bible Month', 30 days focused on the letter of James. The Bible Month will involve two key elements

Preachers preparing and preaching a series of sermons on James over the four Sundays of June.

Small group leaders running a 'Bible Month' group that focuses on James, but which also helps those attending engage the Bible in fresh and innovative ways.

By focusing on a single biblical book, the aim of the Bible Month is to help all in church engage more deeply with Scripture. A pilot project showed that the Bible Month model could be effective in raising biblical literacy, and the majority of those who took part were keen to hold another Bible Month in the future!

Bible Month training days will be run across the Connexion, in early 2017, for preachers and small group leaders. A resource to guide your Bible Month will become available in winter 2016.

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