Twenty Popular Adult Bible Study Programs

John E. Schwartz

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1990

Issue: Catechism and Lectionary (Vol. 10, No 1, Winter, 1990)

According to research scientist K. Patricia Cross, “about one third of all adults participate in ‘organized learning’ or ‘organized instruction.’” The adult education market is, thus, a “growth market.” Unfortunately, according to educator Leon McKenzie, this is true “in every context except in churches.” McKenzie’s studies indicate that adult participation in churches “with relatively active adult education programs ranges from four to ten percent.” There are probably many reasons why this is so, but one, surely, is not the lack of attractive, contemporary, relevant adult Bible study resources, which this article surveys.

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