DVD Based Bible Studies Work
One church in Florida recently has had good success with asking their people to volunteer to host a home Bible study for their family, neighbors and friends for 10 weeks.
The 10-lesson campaign includes a strong video-based instructional component. They asked the volunteers to do a home gathering once a week for 10 weeks. They provided a video based curriculum from Bro. Erwin Baxter prophecy series “Endtimes.” They called the program HOST:
Heart for people
Open their homes
Turn on the DVD player
They didn’t ask people to teach for the rest of their lives-just once a week for 10 weeks. They didn’t ask them to do lengthy preparation-just turn on the DVD player. They got 10 volunteers and started 10 new Bible study groups overnight. Most of them are continuing beyond the 10 weeks as ongoing Home Bible Study groups. From the prophecy series many have continued with
Exploring God’s Word on DVD (see PPH)
Key point here: the pastor led this effort from the pulpit. It’s the law of prime time. Nothing is important until the pastor says it is important. Nothing is important until the pastor says it from the pulpit on Sunday morning and Sunday Night.
Perhaps you are intrigued with the possibility of starting Bible study groups in this way. A group of 10 can reach 1,000 by doubling every 18 months. It is happening in church planting movements all around the world.
If it ever happens in your town, it will happen in cooperation with the law of prime time. The minister must say it on Sunday. Nothing is important until the preacher says it is important. Sunday services are PRIME TIME.