Last fall I tried to start a weekly Bible study in my neighborhood. I went door to door distributing invitations. It pretty much flopped after one week. But then a friend pestered me for a couple months to try again. I did, with a change. Instead of using professional curriculum, I decided to just start at the beginning of Mark and work our way through the text of his gospel in order. The Lord has blessed our weekly Saturday night gatherings. We are small, but it seems like people are growing. And of course it makes me grow!
Some Christians are good at evangelism. Some love to pray. Some are good at hospitality. And some are good at teaching the Bible. (And of course, some people are multi-talented.) If these people could be found and linked in each neighborhood, they could work together to form and fill small home Bible studies. I would love to see the little work we are doing multiply in neighborhoods everywhere. Pray about that, OK? And if you live in the Verde Valley and would like to see a Bible study started in your neighborhood, contact me!