Getting Started

Students at the Arab Episcopal School in Irbid, Jordan, which offers inclusive K-12 education for blind and low-vision students.

Bearing Witness is designed as a facilitated, small group study program. AFEDJ provides free training for Bearing Witness facilitators. You don’t have to be an experienced program leader to become a Bearing Witness facilitator. You’re not on your own!

If you would like to start a Bearing Witness group in your church or would like to take part in an upcoming facilitator training, please contact: Heidi Shott, Bearing Witness Program Director 207.592.7353 or

Bearing Witness Program Guides

We provide comprehensive PDF program guides for facilitators and participants.

A graphic with text saying, Bearing Witness Facilitator Program Guide

The Facilitator Program Guide gives group leaders background information on all of the topics, places and people covered in the program to help provide context for the program’s content. It provides guidelines for scripture study and small group discussion, and guidance on leading adult learners. The Facilitator Program Guide is relevant and useful for both new and experienced group leaders.

A graphic with text saying, Bearing Witness Participant Program Guide

The Participant Program Guide explains the facilitator and participant roles and provides background information on key topics and issues, useful websites, and guidance on scripture study and effective group dynamics and discussion.

Bearing Witness Information Card

Download and print this brief overview of the program to build interest in starting a Bearing Witness group in your church or organization.

An invitation to Bearing Witness