This summer, our Small Group Ministry will be taking a break. But we’ll be using this time to focus on two things: 1) normalizing personal Bible reading, and 2) normalizing Christians getting together to discuss God’s Word.
Sometimes we think of “discipleship” as something that takes place when we evangelize lost people, or the work that’s performed by professionals through ministry programs. But every disciple is called to the process of discipleship, and every disciple is called to be a disciple-maker. Put simply: Christians follow Jesus, and they help others follow him as well.
Promoting these practices is the goal of our Summer Bible Jam.
Here’s what you need:
- A Bible Reading Plan
- 2 or 3 other believers to form your discipleship group
BIBLE READING PLANS
Choose one of these tracks to follow this summer.
- Track 1 | Gospels/Acts/Romans
- Track 2 | Psalms/Proverbs
- Track 3 | Prophets
- Track 4 | Pentateuch
- Track 5 | Prophets 2
- Track 6 | Epistles
- Track 7 | History 1
- Track 8 | History 2
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68)
When Paul describes how the church is to grow, he presents a vision that involves every believer’s contribution:
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16)
Discipleship groups are designed to put this into practice. They’re simply settings for gathering with other believers in order to speak the truth in love to one another, that the body might grow. You set the meeting time and place, how frequently your group gets together, whatever works best for you. But the goal is spending time sharing life and talking about what matters most.
Who could get together?
- Fathers & Sons
- Mothers & Daughters
- Men with Men
- Women with Women
- College Students
- Teenagers with Teenagers
- Friends you haven’t connected with recently
- Leaders with fellow leaders
Here are four questions to ask when you meet and discuss what you have read. Take turns each meeting having someone lead through the questions.
- What does this passage say about God?
- What does this passage say about humanity?
- What does this passage say about the Gospel?
- How does this passage apply to my life?
Register Your Group
Let us know you’re participating by registering your group here!