In the previous post I wrote about a change we have made to our 20s & 30s Sunday morning Bible class. One of the things that I have heard brought up a few times from various people is why did we choose Sunday Bible class to become our launching time for our ministry when we could have met at another time during the week and kept Bible class intact? This was addressed as we discussed this as a class and ministry and I wanted to lay out the rationale here.
First was a practical reason. We already meet together every Sunday morning and so it seemed like a logical time to do it since we were all already there together. Second, we discussed our environments. We have multiple environments for Bible study (Sunday, Wednesday and periodic devotionals) but we had no environment for coordinating real ministry. Something needed to give in order to make room for something just as godly as Bible study. We also made the decision to keep Bible study a part of Sunday morning class, just not 100% of the time as it had been. I will talk more about exactly what we are doing in the next post.
So in all of this I don’t want to come across like we thought Bible study wasn’t good or that we didn’t want more Bible study. We still do lots of that. We have just added real, live application in the process.