Linking Faith & Life: Church Ministry Opportunities

bibles1web.jpgA few months ago I told you about the new church plant God led me to become involved in. I’ve already had two new opportunities to serve since Christmas: last Sunday I planned and led the worship music, and I’m going to co-lead a small group with my pastor on the basics of the Christian faith and life (or doctrine and practice – see “A Right Conception of God” below). When we met to plan the content, I showed him some simple Bible study questions I was taught long ago at a Campus Crusade for Christ conference, and he encouraged me to share them. I don’t know the original source of these questions, but I found them so helpful that I copied them into my quiet time” notebook so I could use them frequently. Here they are:

Four Short Bible Studies for Personal Devotions

Two Question Study

  1. What does this tell me about God?
  2. How does this apply to me?

Five Question Study

  1. What verse stands out to me personally?
  2. Are there any commands to heed?
  3. Are there any promises to claim?
  4. What does this tell me about God?
  5. How does this apply to me?

Ten Question Study

  1. What is the key verse of the passage, or what verse stands out to me personally?
  2. Are there any examples to follow?
  3. Are there any actions to avoid?
  4. Are there any commands to heed?
  5. Are there any promises to claim?
  6. Are there any principles to take note of?
  7. What does this tell me about God?
  8. Any other observations or thoughts?
  9. How does this passage apply to me?
  10. How am I going to start applying this?

The Five W’s (for narrative passages)

  1. Who is involved?
  2. What happened?
  3. When?
  4. Where?
  5. Why?
  6. How does this apply to me?
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Denise DiSarro View posts by Denise DiSarro

I am a staff member with Cru, a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. I work at Cru’s Indianapolis Office as a communication coach, writer/editor, video editor, and conference administrator.

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