Men and Women Gather Around the Word

Men’s and women’s Bible studies began at Trinity this October on Wednesday nights.  The evening began with a short time of fellowship and food followed by studies of the Word with the men and women dividing into separate rooms.  We used the Lambeth or African Bible study method for this series of study beginning with an interesting and difficult passage:  Luke 17:1-10

Here’s the study outline:

This Bible study method was introduced by the African Delegation to the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Church. It is known by both names: “Lambeth” and “African.”

Open in Prayer

1.      One person reads passage slowly.
2.      Each person identifies the word or phrase that catches their attention (1 minute).
3.      Each shares the word or phrase around the group (3-5 minutes, NO DISCUSSION).
4.      Another person reads the passage slowly (from a different translation if possible).
5.      Each person identifies where this passage touches their life today (1 minute).
6.      Each shares (3-5 minutes, NO DISCUSSION).
7.      Passage is read a third time (another reader and translation if possible).
8.      Each person names or writes “From what I’ve heard and shared, what do I believe God wants me to do or be? Is God inviting me to change in any way?” (5 minutes)
9.      Each person shares their answer (5-10 minutes, NO DISCUSSION )
10. Each prayer for the person on their right, naming what was shared in the other steps (5 minutes).

Close with the Lord’s Prayer and SILENCE.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by trinityhawaii on October 4, 2007 at 9:29 am

    The response to the format of study was overall positive. It forces you not to go too fast in your response to the text. It also makes you listen to the text over and over again which doesn’t allow you to jump to a judgment. Looking forward to trying it again.


  2. Posted by mitty1 on October 22, 2007 at 6:31 am

    The Bible Study has been awesome. If you like to dig into scripture and enjoy a great time of fellowship. Then this is the place to be! I can’t wait until our next meeting!


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