A catalyst for study

Haverim Devotions™ is specifically designed as a catalyst for our alternative approach to study – beyond curriculum to culture. A four level process, HD provides a unique way to understand and share scripture. It is simple and easy for anyone to adopt.

Each level of Haverim approaches the Bible in a unique way and appeals to all personality types. The four perspectives highlight our distinctive, whereby a teacher’s role is not simply to create a curriculum whereby others fill in the gaps but instead responds to the needs and questions of those they are teaching by showing them how to think not what to think.

Beyond Curriculum
to Culture

4 levels

Level 1 - Intended Meaning

People must first look at the intended meaning of a passage. They use study tools to discover the context and history of a chapter, parable or verse. During this time, they seek to understand the background and culture this text was written in and share what they discovered to be the point of this passage. This level crucially prevents misinterpretation.

Level 2 - Implied Meaning

At the second level, people connect the passage to other sections of scripture, traditions or customs that are hinted at. They look for any overarching principle or theme that can be found when connecting those dots. Once discovering the principle, it can be seen in other parts of the Bible and applied to life.

Level 3 - Interpreted Meaning

In this unusual level of study, people place themselves in the passage of scripture. Using an ancient dynamic, they collaborate and seek to understand the purpose of God in the passage. As each person’s interpreted motivation is shared, they begin to discover something about themselves and what motivates them or what motivates God.

Level 4 - Inspired Meaning

During this section, time is created to allow God’s Word to permeate deeper into an individual. Creative contemplation is given that brings practical application to the words studied and an opportunity for the group to be used by God, to speak directly into each others lives.

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HD Resources

Livewire

For a Livewire series that explains how to study the four levels, watch our HD series.

Book

Buy the book that explains the four levels of HD and how to lead a Haverim.

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