What Is It?
A journey to read the entire New Testament of the Bible. As you read, you will be introduced to the Bible as it was first written – stories, letters, poems, and other writings to be read and shared in a community together. Through this, we will come to know Jesus more, grow deeper in love, and go further in living out the mission of God in this world.
How It Works:
Messiah is the first volume of Immerse. Each week there are 5 readings (about 5-8 pages each, or 10-20 minutes a day) to complete at your pace, whether on your own or with a reading group or partner. If you prefer to listen, an audio version is available to download for free below. A family guide is available below to use at home for parents, grandparents, or guardians to use with younger children
Growth Groups (5-8 people) are forming to gather weekly to discuss what was read. These groups are less like a Bible study and more like a book club. Each week, as you read, keep these 4 questions in mind:
1. What stood out to you this week?
2. Was there anything troubling or confusing?
3. Did anything make you think differently about God?
4. How might this change the way we live?
Each Sunday, the morning message of the worship service is connected to the readings from the previous week.
#1: Sign up!
Find a weekly discussion group to join. Order a copy of “Messiah” for only $10 (English or Spanish), or purchase the e-book version online.
Commit to reading Immerse: Messiah just as you would another book: from start to finish. There are 5 readings a week – find the weekly rhythm that allows you to be successful in this journey!
Read at the pace of the group – together as a church. Don’t skip the book introductions – they set the stage for each week’s readings
As you read each week, think about the questions that you will use to guide your weekly discussion. Jot down observations, questions, and reactions based on the same 4 weekly questions
Meet once a week in a Growth Group to talk about what you’ve read. The purpose isn’t to feel like a Bible study, but to interact like a book club – where you have open, honest conversations about your reactions to the Bible readings that week.
(Location is host’s home unless otherwise noted)
6pm: Peter and Paola Gothold “Supper Club”
7pm: Steve and Rebecca Hoden
6:30pm: Ray Conner
9:30am: Cris Borromeo Sr (Men’s group at Country Skillet)
Audio version of daily readings:
Week 11 (ending on 4/29/2018)
Week 12 (ending on 5/6/2018)
Week 13 (ending on 5/13/2018)
Week 14 (ending on 5/20/2018)
Week 15 (ending on 5/27/2018)
Week 16 (ending on 6/3/2018)