Scripture Comes Alive

We love meeting God in Scripture. Over the years, we’ve seen God transform thousands of students and faculty through his Word, drawing them into relationship with him and transforming them into fully devoted followers of Jesus.

  • Explain what an InterVarsity-style inductive Bible study is

  • Know how to begin studying Scripture inductively for yourself and with others

  • Prepare to lead an inductive Bible study for your small group or community

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  • ~60 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 60 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back in and resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    In a pinch? This is a one-page summary of the material that you can print out as a quick refresher on the key takeaways.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Transformed Through the Word

    • Before we begin . . .

    • Scripture Comes Alive

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2: What Is Inductive Bible Study?

    • Lesson 1: Slow Your Roll

    • Lesson 2: The What and Why

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Elements of Inductive Bible Study

    • Lesson 1: The Format

    • Lesson 2: Observation—What's There?

    • Lesson 3: Interpretation—What Does It Mean?

    • Lesson 4: Application—So What?

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Tools for Inductive Bible Study

    • Lesson 1: Manuscript

    • Lesson 2: Pens / Colored Pencils / Highlighters

    • Lesson 3: Friends

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Leading Others

    • Lesson 1: Inductive Bible Study Bookmarks

    • Lesson 2: Pacing and Timing

    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Common Challenges

    • Lesson 4: Praying Paul's Prayer

  • 6


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download.