Five Key Ways to Get Your Church Members Reading the Bible

Episode #266
September 8, 2022
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Some groundbreaking studies on effective discipleship show that daily Bible reading might be the most important discipline for your church members. It affects their prayer life, their giving, and their evangelistic hearts. Kevin and Thom look at five ways to encourage Bible reading among your church members.

1. The pastor’s Bible translation used in preaching really matters.

2. Quarterly plans are sometimes more effective than annual plans.

3. If the pastor preaches through a book of the Bible, provide daily reading for the members.

4. Mention the importance of Bible reading regularly.

5. Chronological Bible reading is working in many churches.




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