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What is Engage the Word?

Engage the Word is an exciting and easy way to deepen your connection to God and others through daily reading of His Word. This special emphasis is uniquely designed for individuals, families, small groups, and congregations to develop lifelong habits of daily Scripture engagement.

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Community Bible Experience 

This year we are recommending the use of Community Bible Experience, which are special resources created by Biblica. Community Bible Experience is a different way to read the Bible. It is less like a reference book and more like a story. Click here to view a video illustrating this special methodology.

Through specially designed questions, discussion is encouraged by all age groups regardless of education or life experiences. In addition, your USA/Canada SDMI office is recommending the use of downloadable resources from the Community Bible Experience from the Biblica website. 

As we embark on the Engage the Word journey with Biblica/Community Bible Experience, there are a few issues requiring further explanation.


Engage the Word Starting Date

While the published starting date for Engage the Word is in October 7th, in reality it is adjustable. Every year we have a significant number of Nazarene Churches choose to delay the emphasis until a more convenient time. Some choose to start in October, others January, and still others in the spring. The goal of Engage the Word is for every local church to increase their biblical literacy by reading scripture and sharing what they are learning with each other. To date we have found no more effective way of achieving that goal and reaching out into the community than the tool we are recommending, the Community Bible Experience.

Digital Resources

When we learned about the potential New Testament delivery problem, we began to explore the availability of alternate resources. Access to a free electronic copy by clicking on the icon below. If you choose this method of delivery, select download under the EBook graphic, then save the file to your computer. You may have to download a free e-reader so you can view the file. However, when done, you have the New Testament in your computer. In addition, those who have a Kindle or Nook can download the New Testament without downloading a special reader for $4.99. You will find other downloadable resources on that same webpage. Below you will also find additional digital resources you can download.

CBD Ebook Logo II     CBD MPS Audio Logo II     CBD Kids Audio Logo II     CBD Readers Guide Logo II     CBD Group Leaders Guide II     CBD Promo Tools Logo II copy

Additional Digital SDMI Resources

ETW SDMI Adult Reading List Logo II     ETW SDMI Family Reading List IIy     ETW SDMI Family Poster Logo II     ETW SDMI Adult Reading List Logo sp II     ETW SDMI Family Reading List Logo sp II    ETW SDMI Family Poster Logo sp II    

With our decision to journey with the Community Bible Experience, we have found ourselves on an unexpected detour. Thank you for your patience with us as we work through the challenges of this partnership with Biblica. We believe this initiative is important, and we must find a good solution for all the congregations wanting to participate. Please send your inquiries to


Engage the Word 


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Downloadable Resources

Engage the Word Scripture List (English) 

Engage the Word Scripture List (Spanish)

Family Poster (English)

Family Poster (Spanish)

Children's Lessons English                           Children's Lessons Spanish
Lesson Contributors                           Lesson Contributors
Introduction (English)                           Introducción (Spanish)
Lesson 1 Leader (English)                           Lesson 1 Leader (Semana 1 Spanish)
Lesson 1 Parent Handout (English)                           Lesson 1 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 2 Leader (Week 2 English)                           Lesson 2 Leader (Semana 2 Spanish)
Lesson 2 Parent Handout (Week 2 English)                           Lesson 2 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 3 Church Acrostic (Week 3 English)                           Lesson 3 Church Acrostic (Semana 3 Spanish)
Lesson 3 Leader (Week 3 English)                           Lesson 3 Leader (Semana 3 Spanish)
Lesson 3 Parent Handout (Week 3 English)                           Lesson 3 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 4 Leader (Week 4 English)                           Lesson 4 Leader (Semana 4 Spanish)
Lesson 4 Parent Handout (Week 4 English)                           Lesson 4 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 5 Leader (Week 5 English)                           Lesson 5 Leader (Semana 5 Spanish)
Lesson 5 Student (Week 5 English)                           Lesson 5 Student (Semana 5 Spanish)
Lesson 5 Parent Handout (Week 5 English)                           Lesson 5 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 6 Leader (Week 6 English)                           Lesson 6 Leader (Semana 6 Spanish)
Lesson 6 Student (Week 6 English)                           Lesson 6 Student (Semana 6 Spanish)
Lesson 6 Parent Handout (Week 6 English)                           Lesson 6 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 7 Leader (Week 7 English)                           Lesson 7 Leader (Semana 7 Spanish)
Lesson 7 Student (Week 7 English)                           Lesson 7 Student (Semana 7 Spanish)
Lesson 7 Parent Handout (Week 7 English)                           Lesson 7 Parent Handout (Semana 7 Spanish)
Lesson 8 Leader (Week 8 English)                           Lesson 8 Leader (Semana 8 Spanish)
Lesson 8 Student (Week 8 English)                           Lesson 8 Student (Semana 8 Spanish)
Lesson 8 Parent Handout (Week 8 English)                           Lesson 8 Parent Handout (Semana 8 Spanish)
Lesson 9 Leader (Week 9 English)                           Lesson 9 Leader (Semana 9 Spanish)
Lesson 9 Student (Week 9 English)                           Lesson 9 Student (Semana 9 Spanish)
Lesson 9 Student Answers (Week 9 English)                           Lesson 9 Student Answers (Semana 9 Spanish)
Lesson 9 Parent Handout (Week 9 English)                           Lesson 9 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 10 Leader (Week 10 English)                           Lesson 10 Leader (Semana 10 Spanish)
Lesson 10 Parent Handout (Week 10 English)                           Lesson 10 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 11 Leader (Week 11 English)                           Lesson 11 Leader (Semana 11 Spanish)
Lesson 11 Parent Handout (Week 11 English)                           Lesson 11 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 12 Leader (Week 12 English)                           Lesson 12 Leader (Semana 12 Spanish)
Lesson 12 Parent Handout (Week 12 English)            


            Lesson 12 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
Lesson 13 Leader (Week 13 English)                           Lesson 13 Leader (Semana 13 Spanish)
Leader 13 Student (Week 13 English)                           Lesson 13 Student (Semana 13 Spanish)
Lesson 13 Parent Handout (Week 13 English)                           Lesson 13 Parent Handout (Guía Para Padres Spanish)
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