If you’re reading this, and if you have any level of experience participating in bible studies, I need your help. For various reasons (not least of which is the fact that Sheila and I will be doing a series in Romans in about two months), I’m trying to learn more about how group study of scripture can be effective.
Its an odd subject for me because some people seem to be really enthusiastic about participating in bible studies, and some people avoid them like the plague. What is it that makes them compelling to some folks? Why are they uninteresting (and even off-putting) to others?
No matter which view is yours – lets hear about your experiences. What good experiences have you had, and why were they so good? What negative experiences have you had? Does format (lecture, class discussion, small group discussion) matter? Or does the whole idea of group study of scripture seem like a waste of time – something you can do on your own?