The Thoughtful Christian
The Thoughtful Christian is an ecumenical website dedicated to helping Christians and seekers understand, share, practice and be challenged in their faith. Their digital offerings include downloads for individual and group studies for adults and youth. The Thoughtful Christian website also offers all-access subscriptions to downloadable group studies for adults and high school youth.
Kerygma has been creating adult Bible studies since the 1970s. Their studies are tried and true favourites amongst Presbyterian Christian educators. They have foundational courses for in-depth study of the whole Bible and shorter Bible studies focusing on a particular theme, topic or book of the Bible. Their studies are comprehensive and challenging and, as such, are best suited for established Bible study groups looking to go more in-depth in their Bible reading.
Horizon Bible Studies (PCUSA)
Horizon Bible Studies are written from within the Reformed tradition by PCUSA women. The studies, which are published annually, cover a variety of themes. You can purchase the current year’s study as well as studies from past years on their website. All studies are suitable for both individuals and groups.
The Bible from Scratch Series by Donald L. Griggs
Donald L. Griggs—a respected Christian educator, author and former teacher at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia—wrote a series of Bible studies that have been used by Presbyterian churches for the last couple of decades. They are accessible and easy to understand for adults who have—or fear they have—little to no Bible knowledge. For people who are new to studying the Bible, The Old Testament for Beginners or The New Testament for Beginners from the series is a great place to start. There are also studies in this series based on individual books of the Bible, such as Genesis, Exodus and Acts.
Yale Bible Study
The mission of the Yale Bible Study is to engage people in small group Bible study by providing studies of biblical books, deepened by insights from Yale Divinity School professors. There are over 25 Bible courses of eight sessions each with video and study guide materials. These materials form an accessible, deeply thoughtful and informed group Bible study program. All course materials available to access for free without needing to register.
The Present Word
The Present Word is a weekly study published four times a year by PCUSA. Each quarterly study works its way through different books of the Bible with a focus on a specific theme. This is another a tried and true Bible study that has been used by Presbyterian churches for many years. It is solid and dependable and is best suited for established and committed Bible study groups.
Faith Alive Studies
Faith Alive Resources are created by the Christian Reformed Church, and they are written from a Reformed theological perspective. The various Bible studies and small group resources are used widely in The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The material is reasonably priced; the material can be purchased in Canadian dollars and shipped within Canada.