David Araujo named new editor of Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

News release – in English and Spanish

July 6, 2018

David Araujo named new editor of Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

HARRISONBURG, Va.— David Araujo, Anabaptist pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Goshen, Indiana, is the new editor for Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA). He replaces Rafael Barahona, who has been editor since 2016.

EBA is a professional translation of Adult Bible Study, published by MennoMedia, with Ruhama Pedroza García serving as the translator.

David Araujo

Araujo graduated from Goshen College in 1995. In his spare time, he enjoys comic films, Latin American music, and books on theology, psychology, and history. David and his wife Sonia have three children.

The downloadable curriculum (student and teacher guides) costs $18; it is available at MennoMedia’s web store, www.MennoMedia.org, or by calling customer service at 800-245-7894.

—Staff release

Comunicado de prensa

6 de julio de 2018

David Araujo nombrado nuevo editor de Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos

HARRISONBURG, Virginia- David Araujo, pastor Anabautista de la Iglesia del Buen Pastor en Goshen, Indiana es el nuevo editor de Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA). Reemplaza a Rafael Barahona quien ha sido editor desde 2016.

El estudio de otoño 2018, El mundo y el pueblo de Dios fue escrito por Carol Duerksen y abarca Génesis 1 – 30. Incluye historias de la creación y el diluvio e historias de la relación de Dios con los primeros seguidores de Dios. Timothy Geddert escribió “Nuestro amor por Dios”, la lección del invierno 2018–19 sobre nuestro amor por Dios, y como este hace una diferencia en nuestras vidas y misión. Elizabeth Soto Albrecht es la escritora del trimestre de la primavera de 2019, Discipulado y MisiónEBA es una traducción profesional de estudios bíblicos para adultos, con Ruhama Pedroza García sirviendo como traductor.

Araujo se graduó de la Universidad de Goshen en 1995. En su tiempo libre, disfruta de películas cómicas, música latinoamericana y libros sobre teología, psicología e historia. David y su esposa Sonia tienen tres hijos.

El currículo descargable (guías del alumno y profesor) cuesta $18; está disponible en la tienda de la página web de MennoMedia o llamando a servicio al cliente al 800-245-7894.

 

Adult Bible Study announces new study cycle (Press release in English and Spanish)

News release–English; see below for the release in Spanish.

June 8, 2016

Adult Bible Study announces new study cycle
Anabaptist Bible study curriculum for today’s church

AB8004HARRISONBURG, Va., and KITCHENER, Ont.—Adult Bible Study (ABS), MennoMedia’s premier faith formation curriculum for adults, begins a new six-year cycle this fall of studying the whole Bible.

The outlines for weekly lessons, based on eight biblical themes, were developed by the Committee on the Uniform Series, an ecumenical group of Christian educators and publishers in which MennoMedia participates. Anabaptist pastors, teachers, and lay leaders in Canada and the United States write the study materials. ABS Online offers “just in time” commentary that relates the Bible studies to current events in the church and in the world. Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos, a Spanish-language version of ABS, is also available.

“The themes provide a helpful way to see connections between the Old and New Testaments,” commented James E. Horsch, ABS editor emeritus. “We are particularly excited about a New Testament unit featuring women who were called to minister.” Horsch served as chair of the Committee on the Uniform Series during the development of the 2016–22 study cycle.

ABS offers meaty, relevant, Anabaptist commentary that invites spiritual growth and ABS-iconSmaller

practice,” said editor Sharon Williams. “ABS is great for congregations looking for Sunday school or Bible study curriculum that draws people into God’s Word and results in a closer walk with Jesus in the world.”

More information about ABS and EBA is available at www.MennoMedia.org/abs or 1-800-245-7894. Individual and bulk subscriptions are available.

MennoMedia Staff

For more information:
Melodie Davis
News manager
MennoMedia
540-574-4874
MelodieD@mennomedia.org

Boletín informativo

08 de junio del 2016

Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos anuncia nuevo ciclo de estudio
Currículo de estudios bíblicos anabautistas para la iglesia de hoy

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HARRISONBURG, Virginia, y KITCHENER, Ontario— Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA), el currículo principal de MennoMedia para la formación de la fe de adultos, inicia en otoño un nuevo ciclo de seis años para estudiar toda la Biblia.

Las líneas generales de las lecciones semanales, basadas en ocho temas bíblicos, fueron desarrolladas por el Comité sobre las Series Uniformes, un grupo ecuménico de educadores y editoriales cristianos del que MennoMedia participa. Pastores, maestros y líderes laicos anabautistas de Canadá y EE. UU. escriben los materiales de estudio. Adult Bible Study (ABS), la versión en inglés de EBA, también está disponible.

“Los temas brindan una forma práctica de ver conexiones entre el Antiguo y el Nuevo Testamento”, comentó James E. Horsch, editor emérito de ABS. “Nos entusiasma de modo particular una nueva unidad de Nuevo Testamento sobre mujeres que recibieron el llamado a ministrar”. Horsch se desempeñó como presidente del Comité sobre las Series Uniformes durante el desarrollo del ciclo de estudio 2016-22.

EBA ofrece un comentario anabautista sustancioso y pertinente que invita al crecimiento espiritual y la práctica”, dijo la editora Sharon Williams. “EBA es fantástico para aquellas congregaciones que buscan un currículo de escuela dominical o de estudios bíblicos que involucre a la gente con la palabra de Dios y que produzca como resultado un andar más íntimo con Jesús en el mundo”.

Más información sobre EBA y ABS disponible en www.MennoMedia.org/abs o llamando al 1-800-245-7894. Hay guías de EBA para el alumno y el maestro para descargar e imprimir.

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Gerente de prensa
MennoMedia
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Your Sunday school quarterly: God’s kingdom at work

MennoBytes for May 26, 2014 by Sharon K. Williams, editor for Adult Bible Studies and Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos (EBA), our Spanish translation.Sharon Williams in her office

Sharon K. Williams with her dog, a companion as she works from her home.

“Who chooses the Scripture passages and themes?” “Why don’t we just use the Standard Lesson quarterly/commentary, which is THE Uniform Series curriculum, right?”

People often ask about the origins of our Adult Bible Study (ABS) and Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos.

Every ABS/EBA study of is a marvelous example of God’s kingdom at work. Every year Christian editors, writers, and theologians of various denominations and publishers spend a week together, praying and discerning the future of Bible study for churches around the world. We are the Committee on the Uniform Series (CUS), celebrating 142 years of helping all ages study God’s Word with a connection—a plan to study the same biblical text on the same day. CUS is one of the ministries of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.

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Adults studying the Bible in a small congregation, Williamsburg Mennonite Church, Va.

My CUS colleagues are amazing women and men of faith. Our diversity (ethnic, theological, educational, life experiences) is as strong as our unity—our commitment to serve Christ and his Church, and to respect “the Bible as the record of the revelation of God in Christ, as the major source of understanding the meaning of the Christian faith, and as the most effective means of confronting persons with the great concerns of the Gospel.”[1] We represent 20 denominations and 30 independent publishers (one in Puerto Rico and one in Nigeria). Many other publishers use the CUS outlines; the Bible studies are written or translated in many languages.

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Large Presbyterian congregations like this one in Charlotte, North Carolina also use their own version of the Uniform Series Bible Study series.

The scope of our work will surprise you. Right now some of us are developing a six-year study of the Bible for 2022–28, choosing the themes and Scripture texts. Another group is developing age level goals for each lesson, working in the 2019–20 year. Everyone is drafting the writers’ outlines for 2018–19. I chair the Home Daily Bible Readings committee, which is working with our consultant James Horsch (former editor of ABS) on devotional readings for 2018­–19.

When the annual “Guide for Lesson Development” and “Home Daily Bible Readings” are released, each publisher creates its own Bible study materials, shaping the theological interpretation for our churches. The Standard Lesson curriculum is Standard Publishing’s version. ABS and EBA are two of a small group of Anabaptist curricula.

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Emily Toews, writer for the Summer 2015 Adult Bible Study — already written and in production!

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The current summer 2014 Adult Bible Study guide.

It’s an awesome “God thing” when teachers and students discover that a lesson or quarter— conceived 10–15 years earlier—is “just what was needed.” God’s Word is alive and relevant! Join me in thanking God for the vision of the Committee on the Uniform Series—to unite Christians everywhere to grow in our faith through studying God’s Word together.

—Sharon K. Williams
Editor, Adult Bible Study and Estudios Bíblicos para Adultos
abseditor@mennomedia.org

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For more information and to order, head over to the MennoMedia store. ABSOnline and ABSReproducibles are found at www.MennoMedia.org/abs.​

[1] Handbook of Principles and Procedures, Committee on the Uniform Series, revised 2013, 17.