How to lead a GIG

This handbook will show you how to guide a God-focused investigation with the purpose of finding out more about Jesus from the Bible and helping your friends become his followers. Download the GIG Guide as a PDF for use on tablets, smartphones, and computers, or purchase hard copies from the InterVarsity Store.
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The purpose of this Bible study is to take you in-depth through Galatians 5:22-23. These two verses talk about “the fruit of the Spirit.” Each one of these studies will focus on one of the listed “fruits.” You can do them in any order.
Fruit of the Spirit GIG
This study on Genesis is a 25-part study and can be done in its entirety or leaders can pick which parts they want to go through. Doing this over an entire semester would be helpful because of its length.
Genesis GIG
This is a 12 part study that goes through different passages of the bible and art pertaining to them. Questions for the study tie together the passage to the art piece and bring together thought-provoking questions on their relation.
Art and the Bible
This study will take you through the book of Ruth a chapter at a time. The book Ruth tracks the human emotions of despair, providence, culture, and control. The characters in Ruth must face these emotions and look to see how God is involved in each of them.
Ruth GIG
While Jesus was on Earth he often spoke in parables; analogies. These analogies are used to communicate a certain lesson to a select group while it still remains hidden to others. This 10-part series will go through different parables Jesus said throughout the Bible.
Parables of Jesus
This study takes participants through Jesus' walk to the cross and the sacrifice he made there for humanity. You will study how prophesies from the Old Testament were fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross and their significance. (John 19:16-37 and Exodus 12:1-13)
This a GIG for those who may have rejected God and/or believe they are far from God, but have a desire to come to know Jesus once again. This study looks at the Prodigal Son who returns home to the love of the Father. (Luke 15:11-32)
Sometimes we know we are in the wrong, but we still receive grace from the person we wronged. In this study, see how Jesus responds the same way to a woman who was caught in adultery. He decided to show her grace when it seemed no one else would. (John 8:1-11)
Part 2 of 2: Paul's writings on marriage are often twisted to accuse the church of being sexist and oppressing women. In this study, you will explore the real meaning and context of Paul's words on marriage, and what it says about the church's values for men and women. (Ephesians 5:17-6:9)