A Bible study course for young people would need to identify with how they learn and are influenced before it would be taken seriously. In Hanging out with Jesus Corin Child begins each session by looking at the young person’s own life experience and perspective before introducing them to a range of New Testament characters.
Through a series of introductory exercises, young people are given an opportunity to make a connection between their own experiences and those of people in the Bible. This connection gives the study a relevance to everyday life, and leads into times of reflection and discussion. The six sessions provide a framework for young people to explore their own Christian identity as they gain an overview of what being a Christian is all about. Through times of discussion and reflection on the implications of what they have heard, young people can grow a sense of belonging to the church in their own right.