Stories of Transformation-From Community Bible Experience
Participant, Grace Evangelical Covenant Church
"Things opened up to me in a way I had never heard before. I would say to people who, like me, have a problem staying in Scripture: give it a try. I found that God was able to work. It was a very powerful experience — a life-changing experience."
Pastor, Berkley Hills Wesleyan Church
"We were growing as a church — on the outside, we looked great. But less than 25% were engaging God's word on a regular basis. Over 30% said they didn't touch their Bibles at all. They were coming on Sunday morning, hearing a sermon or going to a class — but not engaging the Bible on their own."
"The beauty of this experience is that it put God's Word right into the hands of the people. Our statistics — the number of people who are engaging the Bible — have skyrocketed since."
Campus Life director, Youth for Christ
"Most of my Campus Life kids come because they want to be heard. When you read Scripture in community, their opinions matter. Their questions are heard. Students enjoy the fact that we're all in this together."
"I've never seen my students take ownership like this before. They love reading The Books of the Bible. It's been an awesome experience."
Discipleship Director, Berkley Hills Wesleyan Church
"We're hearing everything from "Wow, I've never seen so many cars in the parking lot!" to, 'I've read the Bible for 40 years and I've never read it like I've read it this.'"
"The excitement level — not just of reading the Bible, but of being in community, of seeing new faces — has been amazing. We said from the very beginning we wanted people to be in the Word. That was the main thing. But we also wanted people to be in community. And we've seen that."
"It's been a huge success. Not only have people been in the Word; we've seen relationships formed that probably wouldn't have been able to form any other way."
Participant, Protestant Women of the Chapel
"Is it supposed to be this easy? I didn't grow up reading the Bible. I was often distracted by the footnotes, chapters, and verses. I'd get hung up and stop reading. Now I can't stop reading."
Participant, Immanuel Community Church
"This study changed me. Reading such a large amount of Scripture at one time led me to hear more of what God is really saying."