Silver Spring Coffee Break, in Maryland, recently introduced the Coffee Break Bible discovery method and materials to a Bible study group in a local apartment complex.
The Maryland group has been hosting Coffee Break and Story Hour each week for many years. They have also been providing leadership to a Bible study group in the senior apartment complex. That group had not used the Coffee Break discovery style. They were used to having a leader read and comment on a Bible passage with limited input from the group.
The more active participation of Bible discovery is catching on. Mary reports, “It has been a transition for the women to be digging into the Scripture to answer questions and discover what the Bible has to say to them.” The group consists of four to six women, ranging in age from 66-102! All of them have immigrated to the US at some point and for some English is a challenge. Mary says it have been interesting to see the group begin to participate and gain confidence in sharing their thoughts and ideas. Mary adds that it has been a joy to see how they have embraced Bible discovery.
Questions to ponder:
- What groups might benefit from learning more about Bible discovery?
- What people groups in your community are isolated or lonely?
- Where might you start a new Coffee Break group?