I recently had a conversation with Bree Haskell about how we lead the Bible discussion in our FYL groups. She asks great questions! I ended up writing a rather detailed response. You can download it here, but it is also below for your viewing enjoyment… PS It will be a while but I’ll have exciting news to share about the New Testament in a Year in a few months (for those who consider the New Testament in a Year in the category of “exciting”… cue chirps from crickets).
The core content of FYL is based around reading the One Year New Testament (OYNT). There are a lot of good books out there to go through, but we want college-aged students in FYL to first and foremost experience reading the Word of God consistently for an entire year. Rather than have them read the latest new Christian book of the month/year/week, I want to ground them in the scriptures themselves. The One Year New Testament is by far the best way to do this.
The Bible study each week is a day by day discussion of the reading, followed by probing questions. We mix up the organization of how we present the questions, but effectively we discuss the entire New Testament. Below are some insights we have learned over the years.