Our mission is to develop biblically-grounded followers of Christ. More than anything we do as a ministry of the church, the best way for us to be growing as followers of Christ is to be reading the Bible daily.
Toward that end, we have a daily Bible reading plan so we can all be walking through Scripture together. Then, our regular pattern is for each Sunday's sermon to cover part or all of the coming week's reading. (Our preachers typically preach from the ESV.) Many of our small groups discuss understanding and application of both the most recent sermon and the week's Bible reading.
We are currently on a three-year walk through the Bible (2022–2024), reading through the books in alphabetical order (it's surprising how well the alphabetical order jumps back-and-forth between the Old and New Testaments!).
Here's the daily reading guide for 2023: Daily Reading Guide
Mediate on God's Word
As you are reading, here are some questions to answers about each passage you read:
- What kind of God is God? What did I learn about God’s character and personality?
- What does God value? What was His intention?
- Where did we see Jesus in these verses?
- Who are we? Is there a command to obey? A promise to claim? Standard to live by?
- What is the personal application for our lives?
Bible Study Resources
The ESV Study Bible ranks at the top of the list of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever published. It was created by an outstanding team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers from 9 countries, nearly 20 denominations, and 50 seminaries, colleges, and universities. The ESV Study Bible features a wide array of study tools equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library, making it an invaluable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God's Word.
The ESV Concise Study Bible includes detailed book introductions, in-depth articles, and study notes from over 70 respected Bible scholars. Based on the bestselling ESV Study Bible, this Bible gets to the heart of God's Word without the clutter and overwhelming format of many modern study Bibles. With appropriately-placed study features— including notes, articles, and book introductions—this Bible will unobtrusively guide you into a deeper knowledge of Scripture.
The CSB Study App includes an award-winning array of study resources including the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) text and Audio Bible and access to the CSB Study Bible, the Apologetics Study Bible, Apologetics Study Bible for Students, Spurgeon Study Bible, and Disciple's Study Bible. Enjoy additional study content such as study notes, articles, maps, charts, reading plans, concordances, essays, and more! Download on iOS or Download on Android
Blue Letter Bible (app or online) provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God's Word through a free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. Bible commentaries from multiple authors such as J Vernon McGee, John MacArthur, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, and more. Download on iOS or Download on Android
The IVP Bible Background Commentaries provide historical, social, and cultural background to Bible passages. They each include a glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures, maps and charts, up-to-date bibliographies, and introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the Old and New Testaments.
In addition to daily Bible reading, we are also working together on memorizing Scripture. Each month we have a new verse that we memorize together—from our kids to students to adults, we all work on the same verse each month.