The Bible

We believe that the primary tool for the growth of Christians is the Bible.  As we let the Holy Spirit work in us through the Word, we grow. 

Need a Plan?
Personal Bible reading doesn't just happen.  We need to make a plan.  Are you ready to make one?   Check out this link that will point you to a variety of plans, many of which will get you through the whole Bible in a year or two.  If you prefer reading your Bible in a digital format, the YouVersion app has a variety of plans.

Need Some Help?
If you're looking for a guide for how to read the Bible, check out this book designed for students but helpful for anyone who wants to study the Bible better.  If you don't know much about the Bible but want to learn, contact Pastor Jeremy or Pastor Stan and we'll get you connected with someone.

Which Bible Should You Choose?

There are many good modern translations and picking out one for yourself can be overwhelming.  We don't have one translation that we use for all ministry in the church but on Sunday mornings, the sermons will come from the ESV (English Standard Version) and our kids will be learning verses from this version in AWANA.  Click here for a good explanation from another pastor on why his church uses the ESV. 

Online Resources


The Gospel CoalitionA team of people committed to impacting all of life with the gospel of Jesus Christ have put together a site filled with great blogs and other resources that we trust God will use to spur on growth.  


Desiring God.  A great online resource for God-centered sermons, blogs, etc. 


Covenant Eyes is a great resource for those who need help battling sexual temptation.   


RightNow Media. An online library with access to over 2000 Bible studies and other helpful tools for all age groups.  We pay for a church subscription to make all the content free to you.  You can sign up by clicking here

Books


Devotional Books
As you read through the Bible, it can be helpful to have a guide.  For something really short and simple, we have copies of Our Daily Bread available at the church on a table just as you walk in.  A very helpful, gospel-centered devotional book by Paul Tripp is called New Morning Mercies.  New devotional books are marketed all the time.  Choose wisely.  Charles Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" is one that has stood the test of time. 


Find a Good Book

In a world of sound bites and short clips, it's good to slow down and take the time to read an actual book.  Both of our pastors enjoy reading and would enjoy an opportunity to help you find a good book.  Stop by the office so we can chat and see if we have anything in our libraries that could be helpful to you.  In Classroom 4, you'll also find a shelf of books that we recommend for those who are making disciples by meeting with others.  A list of the books on that shelf can be found by clicking here.