Doing a Bless study on your own
If you’re going through Bless on your own, the best place to start is by watching the teaching video for Week One. After that, you’ll be ready to jump into the study materials found in the workbook for that week. And although it’s not a necessity, we recommend that you begin each of the following weeks in the same manner. Many of the topics discussed in the teaching videos lay a foundation for ideas which you’ll uncover as you dig into the verses of Psalm 103, and watching the videos on the front end will be a helpful way to begin your week.
Watch the teaching video first at a convenient time during the beginning of your week. Then, throughout the week and as time allows, go through the workbook with Bible in hand!
Leading a Bless small group study
The vision for Bless came as a very specific package, and while I believe that entire package carries tremendous benefit, it may not be for everyone. That being said, let me state that at the very least, Bless was structured so that the focal point of the weekly gatherings would not be a teaching video but rather a sharing of hearts, a growing of genuine, I-really-know-you community. This is best facilitated by women watching the short fifteen minute teaching videos on their own and at their convenience during the week. Be sure to reiterate to your group that the videos can be accessed digitally on their laptops, tablets or cell phones. I’ve heard reports of girls watching the sessions in such mundane places as the dentist’s office or school parking lot, and they’ve benefitted just as much as did those who watched in the quiet seclusion of their homes. While abandoning the formula of “we’ve always done it this way!” may be a mite uncomfortable for some, I would urge you to pray and ask the Lord to use this unique format to break old paradigms of what Bible study is “meant” to be, allowing Him to breathe fresh vision and passion for Himself and one another into your small group time.
The format for a small group study is similar to a large group in many ways. However, because a small group typically lacks the resources available to a larger group, modifications will generally be needed. One suggestion is, after your ladies watch the weekly videos on their own, in your gathering times, you can rotate the format (explained the Leader’s guide) from week to week: the first week you can engage in symposium, the next, in soaking, the third in prayer/prophetic ministry, and so on. You can wrap up your time each week with the discussion questions and worship (using a favorite worship mix on your phone is an easy way to accomplish this!).
Leading a Bless large group study
Please see the page devoted to Leader Resources, which includes a detailed Leader’s Guide and other tools.
Accessing the teaching videos
The Bless teaching videos are viewable in a members-only area of our website. Whether in a small group, a large group or doing Bless individually, every participant must register independently in order to access the teaching videos. To begin that process, each participant will need the order number which was provided in the confirmation email.
Steps to access the videos
1. Register here: www.bless-register.streamroots.com
2. Include the order number you received in your confirmation email or from your group leader.
3. After registering, sign in here: www.bless-login.streamroots.com
4. Once you’ve signed in, you can view the videos here: www.blessvideos.streamroots.com
Please don’t share the videos with others and please don’t attempt to register if you haven’t paid. Remember that digital piracy is illegal as well as dishonoring to the Lord. Thank you!
Ordering your Bless workbook
We use print-on-demand (POD) services, so your workbook order is not printed until the order is received and payment is processed. Shipping times do not include the printing and handling of your order – just the shipping. In most cases, your order will be ready to ship in 1-3 business days, but we cannot guarantee this, as it is a factor beyond our control; so we’re grateful for your understanding and patience. While you’re waiting, we recommend you go ahead and launch the study by watching the first teaching video.
We ship everywhere! Please keep in mind that Streamroots is not responsible for any customs fees or duties incurred on international shipments, as these are the responsibility of the purchaser. International delivery times vary according to many factors outside of our control, such as transit times, customs processing, and the procedures of your country’s postal system. We do not guarantee international tracking on packages. International delivery can take several weeks.