New Discovery Bible School: The Austin South Seventh-day Adventist Church has a very active Bible school that does correspondence Bible lessons with offenders in prisons in Texas as well as in other states. Our church members are involved in mailing the lessons to offenders and grading them. Some of our teachers have developed more personal relationships with offenders by corresponding with them. We use the NewDiscovery Bible lessons developed by the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists specifically designed to be used in the prisons. These lessons are very simple and use fill-in-the blank Bible verses to help offenders learn to know Jesus as their personal Savior and to understand basic Bible truth. These lessons have been an incredible blessing and have led many offenders to surrender their lives to Jesus through a personal decision and through baptism (when available in the prison). Please contact the Austin South Seventh-day Adventist Church for more information regarding our New Discovery Bible School and how it operates.
- New Discovery Bible Lessons: The headquarters of New Discovery Bible School, located in Keene, Texas, provides Bible studies to Bible schools who in turn distribute thousands of Bible studies all over the United States. Additional information on starting your own New Discovery Bible School and using these Bible lessons is available at newdiscoverybibleschools.org or New Discovery Bible Schools, Inc., P.O. Box 614, Keene, TX 76059, Phone: 817-760-2222.
- Light 4 Learners Bible Lessons by Young Disciple Ministries are used in both our New Discovery Bible School and in our LAMB and Knitting Hearts Together with Jesus Programs. These are truly “one-of-a-kind” Bible lessons. Offenders incarcerated in several prisons have stated that they are “the best-of-the-best” Bible lessons that come into the prison. These lessons spread by word of mouth, with other inmates seeing them and requesting studies for themselves. Light 4 Learner Bible lessons teach the practical of “How do I live a Christian life?” through the Steps to Christ, The Power of Prayer, and Absolute Surrender. Young Disciple Ministries is currently reformatting (to be available in the future) their other Bible lessons for prison offenders: Christ Parables, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Pictures of Jesus from His birth to His ascension to Heaven, etc. These lessons are also rich with practical Bible instruction on how God changes us and how He wants us to live. The lessons are colorful and attractive; they contain three levels of challenge: simple fill-in-the-blank Bible verses, a “Study for Yourself” section, and a “Dig Deeper” section; and they have mind challenging puzzles which help think through and apply the concepts taught in the lessons.