I get emails —
We average about 100 on Sundays and are blessed with an abundance of men and women who know the Bible well. I am writing you because I need some advice.
Recently, I asked for a meeting with the men of the church to have a casual discussion about how we do church. I explained to them that not all of us were born into the Church of Christ, and we do not always agree with what they are teaching, a cappella only, women’s role in the church etc.
And they UNDERSTOOD. I explained how I would like a casual forum with us men where, I or anyone else could just ask questions and, everyone would have their Bibles out and ready for a true Bible study. The elders did request that we have some sort of structure for the studies so we can stay on topic and I agree. Hopefully, this is where you and your readers come in.
They left the structure up to me, and I was thinking of having a topic question and maybe 3 to 5 follow up questions.
I want to take a subject such as Instrumental Music and, as we study, try to weed out the really bad arguments. Hopefully, they will see that these arguments don’t stand up anymore, and we can find a deeper meaning and better understanding of God’s words. I do not wish to change anything they are doing, I just want them to see our side and understand our points and hopefully this will make us stronger in our relationship with one another and stronger in our bible studies.
I really don’t know much about structuring or presenting or teaching classes, I really need you guys advice so this may go well.
So, readers, what’s your advice?