Monday, October 4, 2010

Would a Workplace Bible Study Group Work?

What do you think of the idea of having a Bible study at your workplace during lunch? Are there people who would be interested? How should you go about it?

  • First, you need to make sure you have permission to use company facilities for your meetings. Remember that you don’t want to create any conflict over an on-site meeting. You may need to take it off-site.
  • Then choose appropriate material. It should be flexible to fit in your time frame, and you need to be vigilant to make sure you don’t go overtime. There should not be a lot of homework. I would try to make it an oasis in the middle of a busy workweek.
  • You could lead it or ask someone from the outside to come lead it, depending on your gifts and abilities. It should not focus on church orientation, controversial topics, politics or local hot buttons, but stick strictly to Bible-based teaching.
  • Pray much, but don’t be afraid to start it. It’s best to also set an end date so people won’t see it as a long-term obligation. You can then propose another 8 weeks (or whatever) and then continue in short terms as interest indicates.
I’ve seen God use a study like this for great good, and He can use you to reach your coworkers in this way. Would you be willing to pray about the possibility? You might be surprised to see who He leads you way and how He opens up the doors.
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Mary’s study material, Time Out Bible Studies, includes an eight-week study called Improving Your People Skills. It incorporates her teaching on a DVD and offers brief, practical lessons. You can order a set at 1-800-292-1218 or online at christianworkingwoman.org/catalog/bible_studies.

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