StudyMaps: Articles of Faith, Church of the Nazarene

What is a StudyMap?

It is a simple tool for studying and learning. It is a visual aid that does not realy heavily on someone's ability to read. Instead the placement of graphics elements, sometimes with text, strengthens the learning process.

Why pictures?

Many people recognize that pictures can be an efficient help for study. Pictures are considered to be a good tool for teaching illiterate people, whether illiterate adult people or young children.

Pictures can be used for other purposes as well. For instance, images are able to communicate a lot of information in a small amount of time, as expressed in the saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' TV programs, movies, internet websites and advertisers have quickly grasped the potential of images and have put it to heavy use. Yet, the use of pictures in Western education is mostly marginal, if not simply dismissed from 'serious education.'

The StudyMaps are developed with the belief that pictures can be used to teach efficiently both illiterate and literate people. We will discuss now how to use images for structuring and reinforcing the learning process, whatever the level of education of the person taught.

Is it easy to learn how to use StudyMaps?

A complete 'Guide for Teaching the Articles of Faith' is available at along with many additional resources, in many languages.

Additional Resources

An introductory video is available. Ideal for use with small groups or large congregations.

View the video in your browser below, or if you have trouble viewing it, download the video by using the link in the "Attachment" section below.

Articles of Faith from Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.