Bible Study Media, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation in the State of Florida founded in May of 2014 by The Reverend Charlie Holt, who was then the rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lake Mary, FL and two Christian laymen with a heart to see a renewal of the Christian faith. The organization was initially begun with a challenge to study the Bible and meditate on God’s Word in a year. This challenge was offered through the free website, TheBibleChallenge.org.
Next, Reverend Holt wrote and published the three small group Bible studies in the Christian Life Trilogy in 2015, called the Crucified Life, the Resurrected Life and the Spirit-Filled Life, and the organization has been growing ever since. Since the launch of the Christian Life Trilogy over 200 congregations around the world and across denominations have engaged with the materials.
In 2016, Ginny Mooney wrote a children’s curriculum version of the Crucified Life entitled the The Cross Walk. The Cross Walk is an exciting new Children’s Curriculum that combines games, crafts, and hands-on activities with solid biblical teaching, Perfect for Sunday School or mid-week gatherings, this brand-new resource is designed for Grades K-5, large group or small group sessions. What makes The Cross Walk unique is its parallel to the themes the adults are exploring in The Crucified Life study series, making for a powerful entire-family teaching experience.
In June 2017, through a special relationship with New Growth Press, Bible Study Media launched Hearts Alive: A Gospel-based Children’s Lectionary Curriculum designed for children in both a Children’s Church and Sunday School format. Hearts Alive provides liturgical congregations a highly-anticipated children’s curriculum that combines captivating content, lectionary alignment, and gospel focus for students ages 4-11. For those seeking to engage children in a fun, age-appropriate application to the Revised Common Lectionary, the dynamic team of authors, editors and designers formatted this first installment of a three-year course of study to give children a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Hearts Alive supports and elevates liturgical traditions and the church calendar while using clear, contemporary learning techniques to present the Word of God.