This Fall, we hope to read the entire New Testament-Messiah together using the Immerse Bible Reading Experience. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in God’s Word for 16 weeks, to have simple conversations with others, and to let the Holy Spirit work the mystery of transformation in and through you. We hope that everyone would be a part of Immerse!
What Is It?
A journey to read the entire New Testament of the Bible. As you read, you will be introduced to the Bible as it was first written – stories, letters, poems, and other writings to be read and shared in a community together. Through this, we will come to know Jesus more, grow deeper in love, and go further in living out the mission of God in this world.
How It Works:
Messiah is the first book of Immerse six books. Each week there are 5 readings (about 5-8 pages each or 10-20 minutes a day of reading time) to complete at your pace, whether on your own or with a reading group or partner. If you prefer to listen, an audio version is available to download for free below. A family guide is available here to use at home for parents, grandparents, or guardians to use with younger children.
Groups (5-8 people) will meet weekly to discuss what was read or listened to. These groups are less like a Bible study and more like a “book club.” Each week you will have four questions to guide your conversations. Click here for reading plan.
4 Questions to get your conversations started:
- What stood out to you this week?
- Was there anything confusing or troubling?
- Did anything make you think differently about God?
- How might this change the way we live?
Each Sunday, the morning message of the worship service will be connected to the readings from the previous week.
Three ways and two Languages to engage Immerse.
We have three ways you can engage with the material either in English or Español:
- Hard copy (We will have books available for a donation of $8 per copy).
- Purchase E-book: Click here to purchase through the retailers.
- Audio (see below).
Who Can Participate?
The whole church! Our prayer is that as a church Body we will dig deeper into God’s Word together in our daily reading in our small groups across the Chicagoland.
How Can I Participate In A Group?
Join an existing group. Sign up now:
Form Your Own “Immerse” Group | If you presently do not belong to any group feel free to start your own group! Gather a group of about eight people—friends, neighbors, acquaintances, that person you just met during fellowship hour…anyone. You can meet in your home, at a coffee shop, over lunch, or whatever and whenever works for you. You don’t need to know everything to lead a group; Immerse has leader guides here and weekly videos to help direct your conversations here.
If you need a location to meet, the church will be available for groups to meet. Or if you have questions, Please email Pastor Zachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.