by Steve Matthews
Online Bible Study
This post on forming an online Bible study is part of a blog series on
“Keeping Congregations Connected in the Face of COVID-19”
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“Our intention creates our reality”
I grew up in an area that prided itself on self-sufficiency and hard work. The phrase “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” still resonates in my mind as a corrective for not meeting my goals. Today, I think differently. Intentions matter. Intentions can be like cairns that point me in the right direction and help navigate me toward my goals and where I feel the Spirit may be leading me.
Last week Ken Howard wrote in his blog about online Bible Studies and formation in a COVID-19 world. As you think about your church landscape in this reality and in the reality(s) to come, what are your intentions for spiritual formation and Bible Study? What do you want the harvest of these online gatherings to be? Who do you want to be there? As most churches continue to rely heavily on online watering holes, FaithX provides resources that can help you with your intentions to invite your neighbors into these online gatherings. It seems like a great time to hold an intention for invitation to online community. Many of your neighbors may not want to walk into church, but meeting online is often less threatening (and less committal), so why not use this resource to learn about your neighbors and invite them into your programming?[Read more…]