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The Scripture Engagement Guide (SE Guide for short) is designed to help you understand your situation and decide how to encourage your people to use the Bible. It is a web-based tool for local communities to explore a variety of topics to consider their needs, then find the resources to help them get there. It empowers communities to make informed and sustainable decisions for their future. This is more about the process than the products that may be created or used along the way. We believe that working through the journey with others will benefit your community by helping you understand your situation better. Then, you will be able to choose wisely from the many scripture engagement resources on this site or design your own special SE activities. Your answers to the questions in the Journey and the list of resources here can be used again and again to find new ways to hear or read the Bible.

The Journey section of the site contains facilitated conversations. You can discuss the topics as a group to build a picture of the community’s needs and goals. The discussions are based around Wayne Dye’s Eight Conditions for Scripture Engagement. They include introductory animated videos and questions, for example:


The journey through the site can be expressed in four general stages:

  1. Facilitated conversations – Discuss various topics as a group, many based around Wayne Dye’s 8 Conditions for Scripture Engagement, to build a picture of the community’s needs and goals, working towards a better understanding of the …
  2. Community context – Gather the information and build up a community profile to make informed decisions as you look at the big picture. This leads to creating a …
  3. Plan of Action – What will be done to facilitate SE in teh community? The community takes action, with the desire of seeing…
  4. A Transformed Community.

Many resources are available to help communities engage with God’s word.  Among all the possibilities, how does your community choose those resources that are best for your context?  The Journey section of EMDC.Guide is designed to help answer that question.

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