Start Your Journey

Each year we commit to reading God’s word together. No matter where we are in the year, you can start your journey with us!

You can’t have a close relationship with someone you never talk to. It’s impossible. God’s word – the Bible – is the primary way He speaks to us. And it’s the absolute best way to discover how to follow Jesus on a daily basis. If you want to know more about God and His promises, reading the Bible is your next step.

The Calvary Plan

The easiest way to follow the Calvary Bible Reading plan is via the app. Just download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store and follow along!

Where Do I Start?

Reading the Bible can seem like a huge task if you’ve never done it – the language, the length, not knowing where to start. We get it!

We want to make it easy for you to get started and build a habit of reading God’s word. We recommend starting in the New Testament, with Jesus – all the rest ultimately points to him.

Take It Deeper

There are many methods of Bible study to seek and understand, and it’s important to find methods that seek truth and application in Scripture and that works for you. A method we often use at Calvary is called SOAP, and stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. You can do these four things in prayer, in a journal, out loud, with a small group, with a spouse, with a friend – whatever works for you!

S for Scripture

Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you, don’t rush. Look for ONE verse that particularly stands out, and write it out.

O for Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this Scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. In your own words, record the context of the passage.

A for Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Write how God is showing you this Scripture can apply to you today. How will you be different today because of what you have just read?

P for Prayer

Don’t be worried about getting the words right, just get your heart right! Be sure to listen to what God has to say!

Need A Bible?

When looking for a Bible, look at any large book retailer for one in a version you’re comfortable reading. Popular versions include the NIV, NRSV, NASB, or ESV. You can also pick up a free Bible at the Next Steps Center at any location this Sunday!