Engage the Bible

Open Scripture. Join the Conversation.

Engage the Bible is a Book of Faith Initiative of the North Carolina Synod.

In an effort to immerse people in the stories of the Bible; the stories of our faith, the synod offers opportunities for engagement with Scriptures.

Take a look at these opportunities and jump right in!

Comments or Questions?

Contact Catherine Fink

Director of Communications & Resources

The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me…The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me…—Martin Luther

"TikTok Tell It!" 2023—New this year, the "Tell It!" contest moves to TikTok!

What stays the same?

  • the goal: youth groups (grades 6-12) tell a Bible story in a creative way
  • the deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023
  • the winners: youth groups attending the 2023 LYO Assembly vote on their favorite entries
  • the prizes: three youth groups win a cash prize

What's new?

  • the platform: TikTok instead of YouTube
  • the length: all entries less than 2 minutes

Please check out the new Contest Guidelines for the details and instructions for entry.


"Tell It!" Video Archives

Back in the old days (2020!), we did "Tell It!" like this!

Summer Bible Reading Plans

Click the title to download a printable collection.
2022: Journey with John
2021: 3 Preachy Prophets
2020: Moments with Matthew

2019: Summer of Psalms
2018: Remarkable Mark
2017: Reformers Reading Romans
2016: Lutherans Learning Luke

A Story for All Ages

Prepared by the synod's Engage the Bible Task Group to help congregational Christian education committees evaluate their programs. It provides a framework based on age-appropriate benchmarks for Bible stories and biblical concepts and can be an effective tool in fine-tuning your Christian education.

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