My promise: My Bible studies will get people talking.
Don’t worry: I’ll go first. My studies are available online as Bible study courses. They include audio recordings of me, telling stories and reflecting on scripture. They’re not perfect and neither am I. But they’ll show you one way to get going and get people talking.
When people talk, they often reveal their fears, doubts, mistakes, and shortcomings. When people express their fears and doubts those fears and doubts become easier to confront, laugh at, and overcome.
At the same time, when people see others’ vulnerability, they almost always feel greater compassion and closeness. They realize that there’s more to this person than they realized before – more to know, more to love, more to connect with. And, in response, they may reveal more about themselves. They may share that they’ve had similar feelings, they might offer encouragement or help, they may tell stories about how they’ve overcome or lived with similar issues.
Whatever is said or not said, honest discussion almost always means that people don’t feel as alone as before; they feel like they have a community (possibly of one or two people, sometimes more) who cares.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.
People gather and people talk. Let’s get them talking about things that matter.