Read through the Bible
The pastors and staff invite you to join us in reading through the Bible in 2021. We have chosen a reading plan which offers a variety of options for you to engage.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO START! Beginning this fall is the New Testament! This offers a great opportunity to start (or re-start) reading with us. The New Testament begins with the life of Jesus and his ministry on earth. It then shares letters from several Apostle’s to the early Christian church. This is a great place to find encouragement and hope in our Christian walk together.
STRUCTURE: This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts.” You’ll read two or three chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies, census information, etc.
VIDEOS: Each day you come to a new biblical book there are short animated videos from BibleProject about that book’s design and message and what to look for as you read. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear throughout Scripture. Visit the Hixson UMC YouTube Channel to access a playlist for ALL the videos.
MOBILE APP: The reading plan is also available in a mobile (or desktop) App through the YouVersion Bible that will guide you through the entire year. This app includes the daily readings in any translation you choose, direct links to the video, the ability to listen to the readings, as well as to connect with others in our church for encouragement and accountability. Click here to access the App Plan page.
WEEKLY STUDY GROUP: Join our Director of Christian Formation, Jim Lewis, along with members of the congregation for an hour-long overview and discussion of the previous weeks readings. This class is virtual through ZOOM on Sunday’s from 6-7pm (click here to join). You can also view recordings of the classes on our YouTube page.
PRINTATBLE READING PLAN: For those who don’t have access to the Mobile app or who would prefer a reading plan on paper, we have provided a printable reading plan with check-boxes and titles and links to the videos on our YouTube page. Click here for the printable reading plan.
POSTERS: Free downloadable posters from each Scripture video are available on BibleProject website on the resources page.