It’s enough to make a pastor’s heart sing! One of the things that I have heard in our Listening Sessions is that you want bible study…lots of bible study. The one you see dancing down the street in praise like David before the Ark of the Covenant is me. And I have finally received an answer to my question: what studies would you like to have? It seems that a significant number of you would like to repeat the Disciple Bible Studies. And so we shall. As I’ve confessed before, I don’t perfectly follow the provided curriculum, especially once we get going. You must all promise to not tell the Disciple curriculum police. However, this means that I have never taught two classes that were the same. Very soon it becomes YOU who will take our study in whatever direction it will go.
We will have two classes (one on Tuesday evening and the other on Thursday morning) following the readings in Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. It is the prerequisite for all the other Disciple studies. And since it is a few weeks longer than all the others, it will begin in August so that we can complete the first half before we break for Christmas. Our schedule will also allow for those times when I have to be away. Thursday will begin first on August 16 at 9:00 a.m., and Tuesday will begin on August 21 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday I will have sign up flyers in the narthex for anyone to pick up. This week I’m ordering some books while we can still get the $8 discount. So those who turn in their registrations and money first will be the ones to get the discount. The discounted price is $32 and those registering later will pay the regular price of $40. Any additional donation toward shipping and handling will be appreciated.
I am so excited to be embarking on this journey of study and growth with you. I find bible study to be a great blessing and am eager to begin. Let the fun commence!