Read with a Christian
Reading the bible with someone is a great way to help each other know and love Jesus better. You could read with:
Someone who is new to church or not well connected
An older or more mature Christian who can disciple you
A younger or newer Christian who you could encourage
It can be helpful to meet in threes, that way if one person has to cancel, you can still meet for the week!
GET STARTED: We’d love to encourage you in reading one-to-one. Click here to get started and receive a starter-pack with some helpful tips. If you don't know who to read with, we can help offer some suggestions from people at church.
Here's some answers to FAQ's in the meantime...
WHAT SHOULD WE READ?
Start with Ephesians, 1 Thessalonians, or for something more challenging, Daniel 1-6.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE MEET?
Weekly is best, or fortnightly is fine too. Any less frequent and it is hard to keep up momentum.
IS THIS A LONG TERM COMMITMENT?
No - it doesn’t have to be. From the beginning, agree to give it a try for 3 months weekly or 6 months fortnightly!
WHERE SHOULD WE MEET?
Anywhere that is convenient for you both: a cafe, park, workplace (before or after work, or during lunch), school, university. The key is to find somewhere you are both comfortable.
HOW LONG DO WE MEET FOR?
1 hour is a good amount of time: 15 mins catching up, 30 mins reading, 15 mins praying. But if you have more or less time, do what you can! A lot can be achieved even in a 30 minute lunch break.
WHAT PREPARATION DO I NEED TO DO?
The beauty of reading the Bible one-to-one is that you can do it without really doing any preparation. God speaks through His word - we only need to read it to hear God speak. And this is meant to be something easy and relaxed, not a teaching session. However, it can be really useful if both of you read through the passage together before arriving - then you’ll be familiar with it and have questions and insights ready to share.
Find joy in the friendship, support, and encouragement that comes with meeting one-to-one. Most importantly, enjoy God as you spend time with Him in his Word and hear Him speak.
We’ve put together a training video that we’d love you to watch before you commence.