Bible Study

Equipped With Scripture for Daily Life Seminar

Join me Saturday, December 6, 2008 at St. Paul's Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota as I explain how Scripture provides a map to God's plan for your life.

This day long seminar will cover the importance of Bible study in our lives, showing that when we know where we fit into the story, into God's "plan of sheer goodness," then we know how to put our faith into action.   Through learning and living our faith, we in turn teach our children and those around us how to live a life with purpose in mind, a purpose to attain holiness and heaven.   Ultimately, every human heart has a desire for God and it is God's "plan of sheer goodness" that leads us to the goal of the journey, to be partakers of His divine nature.

So, I invite you to take advantage of this day long seminar as we explore the many facets of this journey and learn how we can best equip ourselves with knowledge of Scripture and knowledge of our Catholic faith.   The seminar is FREE, yet as lunch is $5.00 and needs to be ordered, we ask that you RSVP to Kathy at 320-352-5580.   To view seminar flier with more details of talks and times, click here

Also, I will be on Relevant Radio in the Twin Cities on City Winds on Friday, November 21 at 9:30 am talking about this very topic, the importance of knowing our faith and putting it into action.



Jeff to Talk Synod and Scripture Study


On Wednesday, October 22, Jeff will be on Kresta in the Afternoon with Al Kresta at 5:20 pm EST (4:20 pm CST).   The show can be found on an Ave Maria affiliate, EWTN affiliate or Sirius Radio. (Here are the links: Immaculate Heart Radio, Ave Maria, EWTN, Sirius Radio)

With the historical Scripture Synod: The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church nearing its close this Sunday, October 26, Jeff will be discussing, a website sponsored by The Great Adventure and dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the Synod.   He will also be talking about the happenings in Rome with the Synod of Bishops these past two weeks as well as the importance Scripture Study holds for renewing a passion for the Word of God in the laity.

Earlier this week, Jeff was interview by Zenit. You can   view that two-part interview here.

Website Keeps Us In Touch With Synod

On Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI opened the 12th general ordinary assembly of the synod of bishops with Mass outside the walls of the Basilica of St. Paul.   According to the Holy Father, the synod, titled The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church, will focus on "how to make the proclamation of the Gospel increasingly effective in our time."

With the goal of leading the faithful into the Scriptures to receive the word of God completely, to know Christ and to conform their lives to His, the synod fathers, a dozen "fraternal delegates" and about three dozen "observers" will listen to over 300 speeches on the Bible in the next four weeks.   It appears a daunting schedule for anyone to keep up on, but for us at home, The Great Adventure Bible Study System has created a website that will allow us a glimpse into not only what a synod is, but will also give us the latest news surrounding this groundbreaking synod on Scripture.   The site is and it features an ever increasing collection of news, references, links, expert commentary on the Synod and Bible study resources all geared to allow members of the Church and people of good will to participate with the XII Ordinary General Assembly as they contemplate, render thanks for, meditate upon and proclaim the Word of God.

It is our hope that will provide a beautiful way of cross pollinating many apostolates for the greater good of spreading His Word.   The objective of the website is to spark a deep love of Sacred Scripture by following the developments of the Synod and interaction with helpful resources.

Let us keep the intention of the Holy Father at the forefront of our prayers this month: "That the synod of bishops may help all those engaged in the service of the word of God to transmit the truth of faith courageously in communion with the entire Church."

FAQ's For "Great Adventure" Study Groups!

Many of you have asked questions about organizing your Great Adventure Bible study groups. Our Director of Community Relations, Kelly Wahlquist, has put together a great handout that answers many of your questions.

FAQ Great Adventure

Questions such as:

What is the small group dynamic?

What is the role of a facilitator?

How are the responses to the questions used?

Who should be on a core team?

What kind of support does the Great Adventure offer leaders?

Click here to down load the file on FAQ's for The Great Adventure.