Kaleidoscope Bible Study Process

  1. Read the Respectful Communication Guidelines and invite members of the group to affirm them for their time together.
  2. Inform participants that the Bible passage will be read 3 times. After each reading, participants will be invited to share their reflections.
  3. Invite participants to capture a word, a phrase or image when listening to the passage the first time.
  4. Invite someone to read the passage.
  5. A moment of silence to capture a word, a phrase or image that stood out from the passage for them.
  6. Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her word, phrase or image briefly. (This should take no more than 5 minutes.)
  7. Invite participants to consider the second question appointed for this passage. (Facilitator should prepare ahead of time a question that is relevant to participants’ context.)
  8. Invite someone to read the passage a second time.
  9. A moment of silence to reflect on the question.
  10. Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her reflection.
  11. Invite participants to consider the following question while listening to the passage again.
  12. “What does God invite you to do, be or change through this passage?”
  13. Invite someone to read the passage a third time.
  14. A moment of silence to reflect on the question.
  15. Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her reflection.
  16. End the session with a prayer circle:
  17. Invite participants to join hands in a circle. Invite each person to mentally complete the sentences:
    I thank God today . . .
    I ask God today . . .

    The leader will begin by sharing his or her prayers. After he or she has shared, the leader then squeezes the hand of the person to the right. That will be the signal for the next person to share his or her prayers. If the person does not want to share, he or she can simply pass the pulse to the next person. When the pulse comes back to the leader, he or she can begin the Lord’s Prayer and invite everyone to join in.

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The Following are the Kaleidoscope Bible Study process descriptions in Spanish, French, Korean and Chinese:

Proceso del Estudio Bíblico Caleidoscopio

1. Lea las Pautas para la Comunicación Respetuosa e invite a los miembros del grupo a aceptarlas durante el tiempo que vayan a compartir.

2. Informe a los participantes que el pasaje bíblico será leído tres veces. Después de cada lectura, los participantes serán invitados a compartir sus reflexiones.

 1a Lectura

3. Invite a los participantes a captar una palabra, una frase o imagen cuando estén escuchando el pasaje por primera vez.

4. Invite a alguien a leer el pasaje.

5.Guarden un momento de silencio para captar una palabra, frase o imagen que les haya llamado la atención del pasaje.

6.Utilizando el método de la Invitación Mutua, invite a cada una de las personas a compartir su palabra, frase o imagen de manera breve (Esta actividad no debe tomar más de 5 minutos). 

2a Lectura

7. Invite a los participantes a considerar la segunda pregunta elegida para este pasaje.

8.Invite a otra persona a leer el pasaje por segunda vez.

9.Guarden un momento de silencio para reflexionar sobre la pregunta.

10. Utilizando el método de la Invitación Mutua, invite a cada persona a compartir su reflexión. 

3a Lectura

11.Invite a los participantes a considerar la siguiente pregunta mientras escuchan la lectura del pasaje nuevamente.

 “¿Que me invita Dios a hacer, ser o cambiar por medio de este pasaje?”

12.Guarde un momento de silencio para reflexionar sobre la pregunta.

13.Utilizando la Invitación Mutua, invite a cada persona a compartir su reflexión.

14.Termine la sesión con un círculo de oración:

Invite a los participantes a tomarse de las manos formando un círculo. Invite a cada persona a completar mentalmente las siguientes sentencias:

Hoy, le doy gracias a Dios…

Hoy, le pido a Dios…

El líder comenzará compartiendo sus oraciones. Después que él o ella hayan compartido, aprieta suavemente la mano de la persona que se encuentra a su derecha. Esa será la señal, para que la persona siguiente comparta su oración con los demás. Si la persona no quiere compartir, él o ella, simplemente le aprieta la mano a la persona siguiente ubicada a su derecha. Cuando el apretón de mano regresa nuevamente al líder, éste puede dar inicio a la Oración del Señor e invitar a todos a unírsele.

Étude biblique à la manière Kaleidoscope

1. Prenez connaissance des Lignes de conduite pour des échanges empreints de respect, et invitez les membres du groupe à se les approprier pour le temps commun de partage.

2. Dites aux participants que le passage biblique sera lu 3 fois. Après chaque lecture, les participants seront invités à partager leurs réflexions.

PREMIÈRE LECTURE

3. Invitez les participants à retenir un mot, une expression ou une image pendant qu’ils écoutent l’extrait biblique pour la première fois.

4. Invitez une personne à faire la lecture de cet extrait.

5. Accordez un moment de silence pour que les participants puissent identifier un mot, une expression ou une image qui a retenu leur attention.

6. Au moyen du processus d’invitation mutuelle, invitez chaque personne à s’exprimer brièvement sur son choix de mot, d’expression ou d’image. (Ceci ne devrait pas prendre plus de cinq minutes.) 

DEUXIÈME LECTURE

7. Invitez les participants à considérer la deuxième question désignée pour ce passage biblique. (Les animateurs devraient préparer à l’avance une question pertinente pour le contexte des participants.)

8. Invitez une personne à lire l’extrait biblique une seconde fois. 

9. Accordez un moment de silence pour réfléchir à la question.

10. Au moyen du processus d’invitation mutuelle, invitez chaque personne à partager sa réflexion.

TROISIÈME LECTURE

11. Invitez les participants à considérer la question suivante alors qu’ils écoutent encore une fois la lecture de l’extrait biblique. « Dans ce passage biblique, qu’est-ce que Dieu vous invite à faire, à être ou à changer? »

12. Invitez une personne à lire l’extrait biblique pour une troisième fois.

13. Accordez un moment de silence pour réfléchir à la question.

14. Au moyen du processus d’invitation mutuelle, invitez chaque personne à partager sa réflexion.

15. Terminez la session par un cercle de prière :

Invitez les participants à se placer en cercle main dans la main. Chaque personne doit compléter les phrases suivantes en pensée:

Aujourd’hui, je remercie Dieu pour…

Aujourd’hui, je demande à Dieu…

Le leader partagera tout haut ses prières. Par la suite il (ou elle) pressera la main de la personne à sa droite. Pour cette personne, ce sera le signal pour partager ses propres prières. Si la personne ne désire pas partager tout haut ses prières, elle pressera simplement la main de la personne à sa droite. Lorsque le tour du cercle sera complété, le leader pourra inviter les participants à dire le Notre Père avec lui (ou elle).

 

공동체 성서공부 안내 Community Bible Study Process By Eric H. F. Law

준비 - Preparation 5 minutes

1.    서로 존중하는 공동체대화 진행안내를 함께 읽는다.

2.    공부하는 동안에 모든 참가자들이 동의할 것을 요구한다. 첫 번째 독서 FIRST READING - 5 minutes

3. 성서를읽는동안참가자들이마음에끌리는.또는마음에와닿는단어aword, 귀절 a phrase, 이미지 등이 있는 지를 확인하도록 요청한다.

인도자가 성서를 천천히 읽는다.

4. 잠시침묵중에성서말씀중에마음에끌리는.또는마음에와닿는단어aword, 귀절 a phrase, 이미지 image 등이 있는 지를 확인한다.

5.    상호초청방식을 통하여성서말씀 중에 마음에 끌리는. 또는 마음에 와 닿는 단어 a word, 귀절 a phrase, 이미지 image 등을 나눈다. 이 과정은 전체 5 분이 넘지 말아야 한다. 왜 인지 설명하지 않는다. 인도자가 먼저이야기 한다.

두 번째 독서 SECOND READING - 20 minutes

6.    오늘 공부하는 성서를 통하여 특별한 질문에 대하여 생각하도록 요청한다.

7.    다른 사람이 두 번째로 성서를 천천히 읽는다.

8.    질문에 대하여 생각할 시간을 침묵 중에 갖는다.

9.    상호초청방식을 통하여 질문에 대한 성찰을 나눈다. 각자 2 분 동안 이야기를

한다. 인도자가 먼저 시작한다. 가르치려하지 않고 각자 자기의 성찰을 나눈다 세 번째 독서 THIRD READING - 20 minutes

10.    세 번째 독서를 하면서 다음의 질문에 대하여 성찰한다.

이 성서말씀을 통하여 하느님은 오늘 당신에게 무엇을 하기를, 또는 어떤 사람이되기를 , 또는 무엇을 변화시키기를 원하십니까?

"What does God invite you to do, be, or change through this passage?"

11. 세 번째로 다른 사람이 성서를 천천히 읽는다.

12. 질문에 대하여 생각할 시간을 갖는다.

13. 상호초청방식을 통하여 질문에 대한 성찰을 나눈다. 각자 2 분 동안 이야기를한다. 인도자가 먼저 시작한다. 가르치려하지 않고 각자 자기의 성찰을 나눈다

마침 CLOSING - 5 minutes

마침 기도를 한다. 시간이 남은 것에 따라 기도방식을 결정한다. 시간이 없으면 인도자가 기도한다. 시간이 있으면 다른 방식의 기도를 선택할 수 있다. 참가자들이 손을 잡고 기도한다. 그리고 참가자들은 다음과 같은 문장으로 기도를 한다.

나는 오늘 하느님께.....감사합니다. I thank God today . . .

나는 오늘 하느님께... 간구합니다.    I ask God today . . .

인도자가 본인의 기도를 한다. 그런 다음 오른쪽 사람의 손을 꽉 눌러 기도를 요청한다. 만일 통과하기를 원한다면 오른쪽 사람의 손을 꽉 눌러 기도를 요청한다. 그래서 참가자들이 기도를 마치면 다함께 주기도문을 하고 기도를 마친다.

法 Kaleidoscope Bible Study Process 

  1. 同讀尊重性的溝通準則,請各人確定在以下相處的時間支持這準則. Read the Respectful Communication Guidelines and invite members of the group to affirm them for their time together.
  2. 告訴參與人士我們將會閱讀聖經章節三次。每一次讀畢經課後,每人會受邀請分享各人的思想。Inform participants that the Bible passage will be read 3 times. After each reading, participants will be invited to share their reflections. 
  3. 當聽第一次閱讀經課時,請各人思想一個字,一段句語,或一個形象。Invite participants to capture a word, a phrase or image when listening to the passage the first time.
  4. 邀請一人讀經課一次。Invite someone to read the passage.
  5. 靜默片刻,從閱讀的經課中思想一個字,一段句語,或一個形象。A moment of silence to capture a word, a phrase or image that stood out from the passage for them.
  6. 使用互相邀請方式邀請每一人簡單的分享一個字,一段句語,或一個形象 (不應超過五分鐘。) Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her word, phrase or image briefly. (This should take no more than 5 minutes.)
  7. 邀請參與人士思想第二個問題。(主持人應該預先準備好跟這些參與人士有設身關係的問題。) Invite participants to consider the second question appointed for this passage. (Facilitator should prepare ahead of time a question that is relevant to participants’ context.) 
  8. 邀請另一人讀經課第二次。Invite someone to read the passage a second time.
  9. 靜默片刻,思想第二個間題。A moment of silence to reflect on the question.
  10. 使用互相邀請方式邀請每一人分享各人的思想。Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her reflection.
  11. 邀請參與人士當再聽經課時,思想以下的問題:「通過這段經文,上帝要你做甚麼,成為甚麼,或是要改變甚麼?Invite participants to consider the following question while listening to the passage again.“What does God invite you to do, be or change through this passage?” 
  12. 邀請另一人讀經課第三次。  Invite someone to read the passage a third time.
  13. 靜默片刻,思想第三個間題。A moment of silence to reflect on the question.
  14. 使用互相邀請方式邀請每一人分享各人的思想。Using Mutual Invitation, invite each person to share his or her reflection.
  15. 參與者圍圈作結束禱告:

邀請各人攜手圍圈作禱告,並默想以下句子:

今天我感謝上帝 ….

今天我祈求上帝 …

領導人領先作禱告,禱告完畢後握捏右邊人士的手。這是用來告訴這人是輪到他/她作禱告的顯示。如果這人不願意發言,他/她只需握捏右邊人士的手,將這訊息傳遽下去就可以了。當這訊息回返領導人時,他/她就唸讀「主禱文」,各人都被邀請加入唸讀。…

 

End the session with a prayer circle:
Invite participants to join hands in a circle. Invite each person to mentally complete the sentences:
   I thank God today . . .
   I ask God today . . .

The leader will begin by sharing his or her prayers. After he or she has shared, the leader then squeezes the hand of the person to the right. That will be the signal for the next person to share his or her prayers. If the person does not want to share, he or she can simply pass the pulse to the next person. When the pulse comes back to the leader, he or she can begin the Lord’s Prayer and invite everyone to join in.

 


Weekly Bible Study Questions for Reflection

We recommend that you study one of the Bible texts from the upcoming Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).  

The weekly Kaleidoscope Bible Study Questions for Reflection may be found at Eric Law’s blog “The Sustainist.”

The Diocese of Dodge City teaches the same process but calls it Word Working.  Check out their website for reflection questions and training videos in English and Spanish.