THE LIFE-GIVING PRACTICE OF BIBLE STUDY
THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT.
We have not met the minimum number of participants to make this class feasible. If you want to sign up (and can find 5 friends to enroll with you!) please contact Meg Baker directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 301-933-7933 ext 104. Otherwise, please consider signing up for one of the other courses available.
6 weeks, Tuesdays (Sept 10 - Oct 15), 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost of class: $15
Cost of class with 6 catered dinners: $75
Scripture tells us that the Word of God is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). Colossians 3:16 encourages us to let the Word of God dwell in us richly. Yet, many of us struggle with just how to “let” this happen, let alone how to study the Bible for ourselves. We will explore various methods of interpretation, taking into account the historical contexts and biblical genres, and learn how to incorporate this life-giving spiritual practice into our daily lives. We will also learn how to use important biblical resources such as Bible dictionaries, commentaries, concordances, and more. We will use a variety of books and articles, but our primary text will be Learning to Study the Bible by L.J. Zimmerman. The goal is to prepare ourselves to grow in the knowledge of God, to be transformed by his Word, and to experience his loving embrace and presence with us.
Led by Meg Baker. Meg Baker is a long-time member of St. Paul's who has served the church in a variety of capacities, from managing the Hunger Ministry and composing music for worship to serving in her current role as Director of Christian Education. She is passionate about faith formation across generations and in all areas of our lives. Mrs. Baker earned an MA degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing her doctorate from the Institute for Worship Studies.