Thursday Evenings @ Calvary 300 Campus | 7:00-8:30pm
Do you have a desire to connect more intentionally with others? Can you think of someone in your life that you would like to see progress spiritually—perhaps a non-Christian colleague, a Christian friend at church or a family member? Are you equipped? The answer is, yes you are! God has given us his written Word.
Ministry to Women wants to encourage and equip you in a simple and personal way through One-to-One Bible Reading. But, what is One-to-One Bible Reading? To put it succinctly, its reading the Bible—but done in the context of reading with someone. It is something a Christian does with another person, on a regular basis, for a mutually agreed upon length of time, with the intention of reading through and discussing a book or part of a book of the Bible.
Yet, maybe you are not ready to just get started. Maybe you lack confidence. Maybe you think you don't know enough about the Bible and somebody should be seeking you out to read. We want to challenge you to prayerfully consider someone in your life—that God has entrusted you to—and ask them to read the Bible with you. There is great joy in One-to-One Bible reading. In Colossians 1:28-29 Paul says, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, with all his energy that he powerfully works within me”.
1. Download the One-to One Ministry to Women PDF for more information on how to begin.
2. Consider the names of a few people you know that might be willing to read one-to-one. Write them down.
3. Pray for opportunity.
4. Invite someone to join you.
5. Plan to meet.
During the first meeting:
a) Agree on the duration of each meeting (1hr - 1.5hr). If you’re meeting over a meal, it will take longer.
b) Agree on the frequency of meeting (weekly, every other week). Anything less frequent than monthly becomes difficult to sustain.
c) Agree on a period over which you will meet. (Weekly for 2 months, or monthly for 6 months etc.) It’s always helpful to have an end point, to give an opportunity to evaluate and an exit point for both parties. You can always choose to keep meeting for another period. Overall it needs to be a time commitment that is sustainable for that period.
d) Agree on which book of the Bible you’ll read. (With a non-Christian, you may agree to meet weekly and read a chapter of Mark’s gospel each time. Be clear on why you’re meeting to read the Bible, and not something else. )
e) You’ll need to spend some time to get to know each other, if you don’t already. There may not be time for much Bible reading during this first meeting, but it’s time well spent in establishing the expectations for the times you do meet.
6. Then, email Jenn to let her know you are a part of Ministry to Women at Calvary in this way.
We want to know if you are meeting One-to-One. Be sure to email us.