FOLLOWING THE CHURCH CALENDAR
The Adult Reading Plan we use at Flourishing Grace follows the Church Calendar. Around the world the Church moves together though seasons such as Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Eastertide, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time. These season are known as the Church Calendar. The daily readings we use a Flourishing Grace seek to align with these high points during the Church Year, even reflecting the colors of the Church Calendar. Therefore, the books of the bible are not read in order, but in light of their doctrinal focus and alignment with the rhythm of the Church Year.
READING ON A TWO-YEAR CYCLE.
The Adult Reading Plan is a two year, New Testament intensive reading plan. Because the reading plan is New Testament intensive, the Old Testament is read in its entirety over a two year span. If one completes the two year cycle, in two years they will read the New Testament six times, the Old Testament once, and the Psalms twice.
THE USE OF REPETITION.
The best way to understand and retain the Scripture is to read it repetitively. This Adult Reading Plan plan takes you through the New Testament three times every year in such a way that you are immersed in one New Testament Gospel or Epistle for several days, absorbing its message and internalizing it in ways a flyover, one-time reading would not permit.
WHERE TO FIND.
A new Adult Reading Plan Bookmark will be available on the last Sunday of every month. You can pick one up anytime at our Guest Services table in the lobby.
You can also download a background image for your phone so you will have your reading plan with you whereve you go.
KIDS 2-5 YEARS OLD
THE BIG PICTURE INTERACTIVE BIBLE STORYBOOK
The Flourishing Grace Preschool Reading Plan uses The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook. This Bible does an amazing job of giving your preschooler an amazing "big picture" of the Biblical narrative. It was created to be used with our Gospel Project Curriculum we use each Sunday in Flourishing Grace Kids. It is a collection of 145 Bible stories each linked masterfully to Jesus to help your preschooler see Christ in all of Scripture.
The Flourishing Grace Preschool Reading Plan contains a weekly memory verse with fill in the blanks that even a 3-year-old can comprehend and remember. Our hope is that parents would begin to instill the beauty and importance of Scripture memory into their kids at this early and influential age.
THE USE OF REPETITION
The best way to understand and retain the Scripture is to read it repetitively. The Flourishing Grace Preschool Reading Plan is designed to take a preschooler through the The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook roughly two and a half times a year. This way your preschooler will not only hear the stories read once but will know them through repetition.
Each week your preschooler will come home from church with a Reading Plan Bookmark that contains not only the readings for the week but an activity that will help engage the whole family in conversation around their readings that week. We long to see parents engage their kids in reading the Bible together and engaging in Biblical discussion together during the week.
WHERE TO FIND.
Your preschooler will receive a new bookmark each Sunday in Flourishing Grace Kids. We have the The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook available for $10 on Sunday at Flourishing Grace.
KIDS 5-10 YEARS OLD
THE BIG PICTURE INTERACTIVE BIBLE
The Flourishing Grace Elementary Reading Plan is pared with The Big Picture Interactive Bible. This Bible does an amazing job of giving your child a "big picture" of the Biblical narrative. The Big Picture Interactive Bible is a colorful, fully designed Bible that meets children in the visual world they are so accustomed to by bringing Bible pages to life and showing young readers how they are a part of God's great story. This is a great first "full Bible" for your child.
FOUNDATIONS FOR KIDS: 260 DAY READING PLAN
Foundations for Kids is a 260-day reading plan for kids that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture every disciple should know. Foundations for Kids follows the H.E.A.R. method.
HEAR: Kids will study God’s Word and memorize a verse.
EXPLAIN: Kids will read an explanation of the verses.
APPLICATION: Kids will work on a fun activity to help them apply the Bible truth.
RESPOND: Kids will have the opportunity to respond in prayer.
WHERE TO FIND.
We have both, the The Big Picture Interactive Bible and the Foundations for Kids reading plan available for $20 on Sundays at Flourishing Grace.
TEENS 11-16 YEARS OLD
FOUNDATIONS FOR TEENS: 260 DAY READING PLAN
Students can read through all 66 of the miraculous books of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, they can experience the miracle of reading and responding to the entirety of God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, students will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan.
THE ESV STUDENT STUDY BIBLE
At Flourishing Grace we encourage our teens to invest in the ESV Student Study Bible. The features of the ESV Students Study Bible make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today for teens. This Bible will serve our teens well as they become serious about reading of Gods Word every day.
WHERE TO FIND.
We have the Foundations For Teens reading plan available for $10 on Sundays at Flourishing Grace.