In 2016, Brookside Church is reading through the Bible - we're calling the series "365" to encourage people to spend time DAILY reading through a guided Scripture plan. (You can find out a lot more about what we're doing here.) And since the Brookside Institute is all about championing biblical literacy (along with theological formation, for the purpose of living on mission), I love pointing people towards this 365 Series and considering how the Institute can align with things over the course of the year.
All this is why I'm so excited about how the Institute will be "leaning in" to the 365 Series throughout 2016. Throughout the year, we'll be creating resources and offering "one and done" seminars designed to help people move into and through the Bible as they track along with the 365 reading guide. Be sure and access what we've already done - and stay aware of what's coming - by tracking along here. (And check back periodically, as things will continue to develop as the year goes on.)
And the Brookside INstitute needs your help as we do this!
Specifically, we'd love to hear from YOU as we prayerfully and thoughtfully consider which topics to address through resources we produce and seminars we offer. Here are some things you can get back to us about:
Even if your question feels "broad" to you or you don't feel like you can quite word it perfectly, please don't let that keep you from submitting questions, thoughts, and ideas that can help us offer resources and seminars that (at least kinda) get at the things that would help you out.
So bring it on and help us out. You can submit ideas/thoughts/questions in the comments section below, or feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit them that way, if you'd prefer a greater level of anonymity. (No questions will be tied back to the "author" of the question in any public environment.)
By way of disclaimer: You probably already know this, but please understand that time and focus constraints may keep us from answering every question (either by way of resource or seminar). I look forward to hearing from you!
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