The summer issue of “A Guide for Biblical Studies” offering weekly Bible studies for June, July, and August 2006 may serve congregations as an extra resource for the denomination-wide discussion process, Together: Conversations on Being the Church.
On the theme, “Called to Be a Christian Community,” this issue of “Guide” focuses on scripture texts from 1 and 2 Corinthians. It is written by James Eikenberry, an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren who lives in Stockton, Calif.; with the “Out of Context” feature written by Frank Ramirez, pastor of Everett (Pa.) Church of the Brethren.
Suggestions for using this Bible study as an extra resource for Together include: expanding a Sunday morning “Guide” class to include a weekday time for others in the congregation to join in a Together conversation; or inviting a “Guide” class that completes the summer curriculum to join others in a follow-up Together conversation.
The summer issue is now available from Brethren Press for $2.90 per copy or $5.15 for large print, plus shipping and handling; call 800-441-3712. For more about the Together conversations go to http://www.togetherconversations.org/.