Reading the Bible is at the core of a living faith.
As the story of God and God’s people, the Bible can speak to you and guide you in ordinary and unexpected ways. Learning and cultivating your knowledge of the Bible is an incredible opportunity to come into God’s presence as you explore, grow, and deepen your faith. As a Church on a mission to equip and empower people on their spiritual journey, Christ Church has three unique opportunities for you to embed scripture in your life and learn more about the Bible. The Good Book is open to the wider community and even to the world. Consider inviting a friend, colleague, family member or neighbor to join you and us!
This year Christ Church is offering three new ways to support you in reading and reflecting on scripture.
EXPLORE: Receive a daily Bible passage in your email.
Sign up to receive an inspirational Bible passage from the Old or New Testament every day. Purposefully-selected daily scripture passages are emailed each morning to subscribers. Participants are encouraged to develop a routine or spiritual practice as you read, meditate, and seek to understand how God is speaking to you through each passage.
GROW: Read one book of the Bible during each of the seasons of Advent and Lent.
Prepare for Christmas as you read the Gospel of John, and for Easter with the book of Mark. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, learn what happened once upon a time by entering into the story itself, its patterns, and surprises for your life. Subscribers will receive a reading plan via email that includes an overview of the book, study materials, a daily reading schedule, and daily reflection questions.
DEEPEN: Read the entire Bible from beginning to end, with optional small group gatherings.
Reading the Bible every day is an easy way to deepen your knowledge of God and your faith. In 15 - 30 minutes a day you can read the entire Bible from October 15, 2017 through June 13, 2018. Subscribers will receive a reading plan via email that includes an overview of every book in the Bible and a daily reading schedule.
Optional Small Groups and Interactive Learning Experiences
If you have questions, want a quick review, or help preparing for the week ahead, small groups offer an opportunity to join other readers for weekly discussions.
Small groups for the 2017 - 2018 reading season are now closed. Please let us know if you are interested in participating when new groups are formed.
The Reverend Matt Holcombe