R.E.A.D. Scripture helps you read the Bible more regularly while also helping you take away more from what you read.
1. Download the Church Center App.
2. Join the group. (Within 24hrs of joining, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to engage and use the app.)
3. READ, EVALUATE, APPLY, and DISCUSS the scripture that is sent to you.
So what are you waiting for? Take the next step in growing your engagement with the Bible by joining R.E.A.D. Scripture!
R – READ
READ the scripture that is messaged to you through the Church Center App.
E – EVALUATE
EVALUATE the scripture you’ve read by answering these questions: What stood out to you from the reading? What did you sense God speaking to you?
A – APPLY
APPLY the scripture by answering these questions: What next steps will you take to apply the scripture in your life? How might you need to change the way you live?
D – DISCUSS
DISCUSS with the group by replying to the group message with your EVALUATE & APPLY from the reading and see what others were taking away from the scripture too. Take it a step further by asking someone to do R.E.A.D. Scripture with you and meet up during the week to discuss what you read. It could be a friend, roommate, spouse, mentor, etc. The discussion doesn’t have to only happen online!
How do I know what scripture to read?
You’ll receive a message with each day’s scripture through the Church Center App in the R.E.A.D. Scripture group under the “Me” tab.
What if I miss a day of R.E.A.D. Scripture?
There may come a point where you forget to do one of the day’s readings. If/when that happens, don’t give up! Simply do the reading for the current day and then use Friday-Sunday (when we don’t send out scripture) to catch up on the day that you missed. If you do this, you will stay motivated and on track with the group and be able to fully participate in the current day’s discussion.
What if I’m busy during the online group discussion?
We’ve actually been thinking about this a lot! Through the Church Center App, you can participate in the group chat discussion throughout the day whenever you have some free time by simply replying to the day’s scripture message that you receive. Instead of only being able to join the discussion through a short video call, you can now join the discussion during any part of the day! You’ll be able to share what stood out to you and then read and reply to what stood out to others in the group. For those who would rather discuss by talking instead of typing, we will have an online video call discussion each week on Thursday at 7:00pm CT (more info available after you join R.E.A.D. Scripture.)
Do I have to download the app?
The app is the best way to participate in the R.E.A.D. Scripture group because you’ll get a notification reminder with each day’s scripture but you do not have to download the app to participate. You can also use the website mynewlifechurch.churchcenter.com to view the messages and participate in the group chat discussion.