A new video series based on the inVerse Sabbath School Bible study guide has been released in time for the third quarter’s study on biblical sexuality.
The Australian Union Conference (AUC) will produce a set of videos each quarter, over a period of two years, to help young adults study the Bible study guides produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, commonly known as the Sabbath School lessons.
“The videos are openers to each week’s lesson and will be used to encourage young adults to engage in the lesson and to get more involved in Sabbath school and personal Bible study,” Lyndelle Peterson, the AUC Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, and Stewardship director, explained.
According to its website, inVerse was developed as a new format to replace the old guide, the Collegiate Quarterly. The new format is a Bible study guide for university students, young adults, working professionals, and young parents (ages 18-35+). It follows the same study topics as the adult lesson for two of the four quarters, with the other two topics specifically addressing young adult issues.
“InVerse is a great resource in itself, and there are a lot of excellent supporting resources,” Peterson said. “This video series will take some of the key ideas and give them perspectives from young adults who are wrestling with these topics.
“Topics such as sexuality are popular on social media and trend with young adults. This project allows young adults to discuss these topics from a biblical perspective and gives them a safe space to share,” she added.
Each video will be 7-10 minutes long and will be accompanied by a study template with questions and Bible readings. Videos for each quarter will feature young people from different conferences in the AUC territory, allowing them to use their talents and help them grow.
“The goal is that the AUC will work on building up the ministry over the next two years, work with young adults around Australia and hand it over to a team of young people to keep going with the ministry,” Peterson said.