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San Miguel Catholic Church

403 El Camino Real, Socorro, NM 87801 * 575-835-2891
One of the Oldest Catholic Churches in the United States... Founded 1598

Welcome to The Great Adventure


Understand the Entire Bible!


A 24-Part Study Featuring Jeff Cavins


To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek him, the greatest adventure.

- St. Augustine

  The Bible is at the heart of our Catholic Faith --and our relationship with God. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people tell us they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they just don't get it.  
  The Great Adventure is designed so that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. At the core of The Great Adventure is the concept that there is a story running through the seventy-three books of the Bible that ties all of Scripture together and makes sense not just of the Bible, but of our lives as well.  
  That story is God’s plan as it has unfolded throughout salvation history and continues to unfold today. Once we grasp this “big picture,” the readings at Mass begin to make more sense, our Scripture reading and study come to life, and we see how our lives fit into God’s loving plan.
Hundreds of thousands of participants have discovered the riches of Scripture by experiencing one or more Great Adventure Bible studies. It is our prayer that you will gain a newfound understanding of God’s Word that will transform your life and bring you closer to Christ.
  Jeff Cavins, Creator & President, The Great Adventure
Sarah Christmyer, Co-developer & Author, The Great Adventure


  Materials for The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation include:  
  Study Set. Contains engaging study questions (with session summaries, home reading assignments, charts, and diagrams), Talk Notes, responses to the questions, The Bible Timeline Chart and Bookmark. The price for this Study Set is $34.95 ($35.95 after August 1, 2019)  
  Click here to see the Study Set  

In addition, everyone should have a Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The course uses the Revised Standard Version–2nd Catholic Edition (RSV-2CE). An alternative is the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE).

For information on the differences between these versions click here

  Click here to see the Bible recommended by the Story of Salvation (RSV-2CE)  
  Click here to see an RSV-2CE alternative  
  Click here to see an NABRE alternative  
  Click here for a low cost NABRE alternative  
  Click here to see the Catechism of the Catholic Church  

Location and Class Dates

  The class will meet at the San Miguel Catholic Church Capille De Todos los Angeles, the Capilla behind the Church on Tuesdays from 6:15PM to 8:30PM according to the following schedule  
  Click here to show the class location on a map  
August 27 - Class at 6:15PM (First Class) September 3 -NO CLASS September 10 - Class at 6:15PM September17 - Class at 6:15PM September 24 - NO CLASS
October 1 - NO CLASS October 8 - Class at 6:15PM October 15 - Class at 6:15PM October 22 - Class at 6:15PM October 29 - Class at 6:15PM
November 5 - NO CLASS November 12 - Class at 6:15PM November 19 - Class at 6:15PM November 26 - NO CLASS December 3 - NO CLASS
December 10 - NO CLASS December 17 - NO CLASS December 24 - NO CLASS December 31 - NO CLASS January 7 - NO CLASS
January 14 - Class at 6:15PM January 21 - Class at 6:15PM January 28 - Class at 6:15PM February 4 - NO CLASS February 11 - Class at 6:15PM
February 18 - Class at 6:15PM February 25 - Class at 6:15PM March 3 - NO CLASS March 10 - Class at 6:15PM March 17 - Class at 6:15PM
March 24 - Class at 6:15PM March 31 - Class at 6:15PM April 7 - NO CLASS April 14 - Class at 6:15PM April 21 - Class at 6:15PM
April 28 - Class at 6:15PM May 5 - NO CLASS May 12 - Class at 6:15PM May 19 - Class at 6:15PM (Last Class)  

How to Register

  To register, send an email to either Joe Franklin or TJ Chester at one of the following addresses:  
  Include the following information:  
  • Your Name
  • Your Mailing Address, City, State and Zip
  • Your phone number
  • Your Email Address
  Purchase the study set. You can click here to order the Study Set  
  Make sure you have a copy of the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church  
  • If you don't have one of these books, see the links above to order one
  • It is important that your Bible be either the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) or the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE), see the links above to order
  • If you use a tablet or laptop you can use the Bible online at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website, Click Here
  • If you use a tablet or laptop you can reference the Catechism of the Catholic Church by downloading the Laudate app from the Apple Store or from Google Play
  You will recieve a confirmation email when you are registered. If you do not recieve a confirmation email, please contact us by email or phone  

How the Study Works

  Every Great Adventure study includes four essential steps, which are designed to fit together and build upon each other. Following these steps in order will help you to get the most out of each session.  

Step 1: Home Preparation

  Each session begins with personal study that involves reading Scripture and answering a series of questions that will help you understand and think more deeply about what you have read. Some questions will include additional reading from other parts of the Bible or from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to help you consider the passage in light of the bigger picture of salvation history and Catholic teaching.  
  We recommend that you allow at least 90 minutes to complete the reading and answer the questions for each session. We also suggest that home preparation be done in several sittings over the course of a week. This will help you create a habit of daily Bible reading and prayerful meditation.  

Step 2: Small-Group Discussion

  The small-group discussion is one of the most effective components of a Great Adventure Bible study. During this discussion, members of your small group will have an opportunity to share their insights into the Scripture reading. The goal of the small-group discussion is to help participants obtain a richer understanding of the readings and apply them to their lives. Trained facilitators guide the small-group discussion and keep it on track.  

Step 3: Video Presentation

  Each session wraps up with a video presentation that offers unique insights and profound connections to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and its relationship to the Catholic Faith, with a special emphasis on ways to apply what you have learned to your life.  

Step 4: Review of Responses

  The final step—reviewing the responses at the back of this Study Set—is done at home prior to beginning the reading for the next session. These responses will help you read the Scripture passages for the next session in the proper context.  
  For the most effective study experience, complete these steps in the following order: (1) Read and answer the questions; (2) discuss them in your small group; (3) view the video presentation; and (4) review the responses. During the discussion, your small-group facilitator will incorporate points found in the responses, but the richness that comes from individual insights can be lost when participants view the responses prior to the discussion.  

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