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The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is based around 100 carefully selected Bible readings (50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament) designed to give participants a good understanding of the overall Bible story from Genesis to Revelation. The ‘E’ stands for Essential and each of the Essential 100 readings ranges from a few verses to a few chapters.
The programme is very flexible and can be used by individuals but it is even more powerful when adapted to the context of the local church. Through completing the challenge, participants are encouraged to build a regular habit of spending time with God through Bible reading and prayer.
How does it work?
One of the attractions of the programme is that it is very flexible. E100 is a personal challenge but to achieve maximum impact churches should integrate E100 into their whole teaching programme.
The best approach is to set an agreed plan for the church. Most participants can complete five readings a week but it is a good idea to allow a ‘blank week’ every few weeks to give folk time to catch up if need be.
Some churches use the small group material in their home groups or develop mid-week study groups to run in parallel with their regular home groups.
What resources are available?
We have made it as easy as possible for churches to participate so there is a wealth of resources available on the website: www.e100challenge.org.uk.
Essential 100, by Whitney Kuniholm, which is an optional 160 page companion book, costing £6.99 (£25 for a pack of 5 or £5.50 for a PDF download edition). This includes a one page introduction to each set of five readings, notes on each of the selected readings to aid understanding and application prayer pointers for each reading.
In addition we have teamed up with CPO who are providing a wide range of supporting materials, many of which can be tailored to your requirements, to help churches promote and support the programme.
How do I sign up?
There is much more detail available on the dedicated website with free downloadable resources for individuals or churches, including sermon outlines, group discussion guides and sample programme outlines for 2011.
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