Learning to live and love like Jesus involves intentionality, community, and experiences that invite us to grow in heart, mind, and soul in our relationship with God. The Adult Faith Formation ministry is here to support you in this journey. Through opportunities such as Sunday School classes, Bible and topical studies, small groups, and the First Fifteen Challenge, we seek to draw closer to God and build community rooted in the love of Christ.
THE FIRST FIFTEEN: BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our First Fifteen is journeying through the Bible in a year! Over the next twelve months—starting with Genesis in September 2023 and ending with Revelation in August 2024—we will read the entire Old and New Testaments using a reading plan developed by the Bible Project (bibleproject.com). Each day will offer a psalm upon which to prayerfully meditate and a couple of chapters of Scripture to read. To help with understanding and applying our reading, we invite you to consider 8 questions developed by New Testament Professor Matthew Harmon. If you would like to incorporate prayer into your First Fifteen, we have also included a monthly prayer focus.
Bookmarks that contain the daily Scripture readings for the month, the 8 reflection questions, and the monthly prayer focus are also available throughout the Centenary campus.
THE FIRST FIFTEEN
The First Fifteen Challenge invites you to take the first 15 minutes of your day and spend it with God by reading and reflecting on God’s Word. Although it involves only a short amount of time, through God’s grace it can transform our entire day! This spring and summer, our First Fifteen will be exploring the journey of the early Church and the travels of Paul. We would love for you to join us! Bookmarks containing the monthly reading plan are available throughout the Centenary campus.
To sign up for the daily devotions, click on our link below and be sure to select "First 15 Daily Devotions."