PREPARE TO SERVE!

 

Term 2, 2022

TOPIC: READING THE BIBLE & PRAYING ALOUD

Invest three Sunday afternoons preparing to Read the Bible and Pray aloud in church, growth group, at home where-ever God’s people gather to listen to his word.      

Paul writes to Timothy, Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13

When: Three Sunday afternoons in June (5th, 19th and 26th June)

 

Where: Condell Park Anglican Church, 195 Edgar Street, Condell Park

 

Cost: None

 

Time: 5.30-6pm for a light meal and then 6-7.30pm for training sessions

 

Sign up: via website (form below) 


For more information, please call Kingsley on 0410 703 528 or email kingsley.box@gmail.com


SESSION DETAILS

Sunday June 5th - Reading the Bible Aloud: Session 1

Sunday, June 19th - Reading the Bible Aloud: Session 2

Sunday, June 26th - Praying Aloud

 

If a visitor came to our church would they conclude that we take the Bible readings pretty seriously? Or would they perhaps walk in and notice someone frantically scanning the Bible passage for the first time just before church starts, desperately hoping there is no reference to Onesiphorus or Mephibosheth or the region of Shittim?

 

In the two sessions on Reading the Bible Aloud, we’ll think through the why and how of communicating God’s word clearly and meaningfully for the benefit of those to whom you are reading. We’ll see what it looks like, in other words, to be devoted to the public reading of Scripture in a practical and achievable way.   (taken from the Introduction to Reading the Bible Aloud on gotherefor.com)

 

When it comes to Praying Aloud, there are lots of reasons why people find it hard to pray aloud in big and small groups: maybe English isn’t their first language or they’re shy and worried what others will think when they stumble over their words. This session will help us overcome these worries so we can more confidently lead others in prayer to our Heavenly Father.  (adapted from the Growth Group Notebook, Praying Out Loud by Carmelina Read)

 

Whether you are already serving or wanting to serve our church in reading the Bible and praying aloud on Sunday mornings or just wanting to work on reading the Bible aloud in your small group or during family Bible times, these sessions will give you principles and practical tools which will help you communicate the word of God in a clearer and more helpful way to God’s people gathered around his word.

 

 


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