We want to encourage everyone in the congregation from the age of 21 and up to commit to getting together every week with someone else in the congregation to read and briefly discuss a passage from the Bible and pray together. It’s that simple.
Here is how this will work. If you sign up to be a part of One-to-One, each month we will assign you a new reading partner of the same gender. We will try to vary pairing you with someone in your own age demographic and someone significantly older or younger than you are. The goal is to build relationships within the congregation centered around God’s Word across boundaries and for you to grow closer to someone you already know well and to get to know others in the congregation you do not know well yet.
Once you are assigned your partner, you will contact your partner and arrange a time and place to meet. While we recommend meeting in person, you can also meet via video chat or even telephone. The beauty of this idea is that it is very flexible. The inability to meet in person should not keep you from participating.
When you meet you will read the assigned passage and answer three simple questions:
- Highlights 💡: Something that “shines” from the passage—whatever impacts you most, or draws your attention.
- Questions ❓: Anything that is difficult to understand in the text, or a question you would like to ask the writer of the passage or the Lord.
- Application ➡️: A personal application from this passage for your life.
After you read and discuss the passage, you can share prayer requests with each other and pray together.
You will meet with your partner weekly for one month and at the end of the month you will be assigned a new reading partner for the next month.
A friendly pastoral reminder, if you feel like you do not need something like one-to-one, others in the body need you. And we think you will find that you need them as well.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (1 Cor. 12:21, 27 ESV)
If you would like to sign up, opt out or ask a question, click the button or you can reach us at: email@example.com