How I teach the Bible in a household church

This is something I want to keep in mind as we set up our City Groups…

Tim Chester

Following my first post of the discussion on sermons, I was asked to elaborate how I teach the Bible in a household congregation. So here’s a description of how we do it in our congregation (it may well be different in other TCH congregations).

We do classic interactive Bible studies in which the teacher identifies the big idea of the passage, and then produces a sequence of investigation and interpretation questions that lead the group to that big idea before exploring its implications in their lives.

We have found, however, that this is still a strongly literate mode of learning – somewhat akin in many people’s mind to an English comprehension exercise. I know graduates and readers (like me) find this hard to grasp, but non-book people struggle with this mode of learning. We have found it can therefore disenfranchise people from the Bible. The truth is arrived at through…

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About pjtibayan

I love Jesus Christ and live to share life and share Jesus together with First Southern Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County.
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