Many already have a Bible reading plan of some kind that you follow on your own. But as members with each other, each year we look to run the race together. So, if you’re consistently in the Word, how can you encourage others in the church to be consistent, too? If you are not consistent in the Word, would you appreciate someone helping you establish consistency?

This year for our church family here are two options for us to get into the Word together:

  1. Reading for distance
  2. Reading for depth

Both of these plans are available through the YouVersion App

DISTANCE (The Storyline)

This is a 260 day plan that highlights foundational passages of Scripture every disciple should know. The plan takes you on a chronological journey through the Bible that will synthesize many of the different books of the Bible in their historical context.

  • You will read for 5 days and have 2 days to rest (or catch up)
  • You will find that this plan will skip several portions of the Old Testament. Please know: these books are not less important or less inspired, but in seeking to help people grasp the overall story of the Bible, we believe this is an acceptable approach.

The prayer for those of you who take up this method is that you will see the entire scope of the Bible’s story in a fresh and helpful way.

Beyond Bible reading, this plan incorporates Scripture memory. Whether it’s in your LifeStage Class, small group, or just a few friends, take advantage of this opportunity to challenge and encourage others to commit these verses to memory each week!

Download the Storyline Bible Reading Plan for 2018. (There will be printed versions available at the Hospitality Center)

DEPTH (The New Testament)

This approach will give you the opportunity to read slowly through the New Testament, but in a way that groups the books together by author.

  • Read 6 days a week and rest (or catch up) 1.
  • The readings will consist of only one chapter per day.
  • Five of the days each week will come from the New Testament. The sixth reading that week will be a chapter from the Old Testament that was referenced to in the New Testament passages read earlier in the week.
  • To start out the plan, you read John’s writings—the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. Later in the year, you will read Luke and Acts together.

Download the New Testament Reading Plan for 2018. (There will be printed versions available at the Hospitality Center)

Also, be sure to check out the Bible Project videos on YouTube. Each video takes a book of the Bible and explains its main idea and themes. You will find this videos very helpful as we make our way through the Scriptures together.