Christian Education

Why pastors should lead Bible studies

 Bible study at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo taken Oct. 23, 2016. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Bible study at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo taken Oct. 23, 2016. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

With all the other responsibilities placed on pastors, many don't make time to lead Bible studies. Rev. Magrey R. deVega explains how unfortunate this trend is as studying scripture together can be an enriching experience both for the pastor and the participants. Pastors gain more practical experience in leading and teaching their parishioners in the context of a group study than they might preaching a sermon. They also get to dive deeper into the meaning of the verses of scripture as they engage in dialogue with the group. Bible studies are also a great relationship-building exercise that help build trust between the pastor and their parishioners as they learn more about each other. Read Rev. deVega's full article about why pastors should lead Bible studies at Ministry Matters.

Originally published in the May/June/July 2014 issue of Circuit Rider.