Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Review: BetterTogether Curriculum
Mike and Susan Reinfeldt have designed a curriculum for family group Bible studies called BetterTogether. Mike is the senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Tennessee Titans, and Susan is a marriage and family therapist. Their goal is to help create Christ-centered family community groups. They want to see families with all ages be able to connect and study the Bible and Christian principles together. Their core values are faith, family, and fellowship.
There are two books (available in both digital and print formats) in the Discovering Christ in Community Series. Each contains 10 lesson plans. Each lesson includes Biblical references, a fun group activity, a relevant movie clip (that you can watch online), a family time activity, Susan's Faith Focus, and Mike's Game Plan. I have enjoyed using the lessons with my family during our Bible study time. A variety of important topics covered in the series includes gratitude, prayer, integrity, forgiveness, decision-making, contentment, peace, trials, pride and humility, identity, and many more. I really like the discussion/application questions that help us reflect and give us opportunities to share our thoughts/feelings with one another. My 13 yo son loves football so Mike's Game Plan section (football-related stories) grabs his attention. I find this curriculum easy to follow, creative, and interactive.
Check out their website at http://bettertogethergroups.com/.