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Year of the Bible

Year of the Bible

The Whole Holy Bible in a Year

In a world full of information, opinions, and distractions, it’s easy to feel lost, overwhelmed, and wonder where to turn for direction. In an unstable world, God’s Word provides the foundation we need to build our lives on. The Bible is not just a history book that is out of touch with our modern lives—it’s the very words of God, living and active (Hebrews 4:12). The Bible isn’t just one more book, it’s God’s timeless words for people in need of hope (2 Timothy 3:16). This is why our vision for 2023 is to read through the entire Bible in a year. Our goal as a church is to READ IT, LEARN IT, and LIVE IT. We believe God’s heart is for every person to know His Word, learn how to apply it to everyday life, and do what it says in love and service to others (James 1:22).

Check out all the incredible ways that you and your family can participate in this “Year of the Bible” at Hope+Elim!

READ IT

  • Find a good Bible and get started! Free NLT Bibles are available in the worship center, or we encourage you to pick up a NLT or NIV Study Bible online or at your local bookstore.
     
  • If you prefer to the audio version, Listen to the audio recordings of the daily bible readings, available on SpotifyApple Podcast and Google Podcast.
     
  • Follow the daily Bible reading plan to read through the New Testament or New AND Old Testaments over the course of the year. Find the plan in-person at any welcome center in the church lobby, on our App, or online.

    Download our printable monthly checklist here: January.
     
  • Tune in to our Hope+Elim Podcast each week to join pastors and staff for a deeper dive into the weekly readings and how you can apply them to your life. COMING IN FEBRUARY!

LEARN IT

  • Attend weekly worship to hear powerful messages on the weekly stories. We’ll preach through much of the New Testament on Sundays at 9:00 or 11:00 am! Services are also livestreamed on our YouTube channel each week and are available to re-watch anytime.
     
  • Join us for A Deeper Dive: Exploring the Bible (Jan. 18 - March 29), a weekly teaching during our Wednesday night worship service at 6:30 pm. Exploring the Bible will offer practical teachings on how to read the Bible, offer helpful tools, and provide a chance for small group discussion. No registration necessary, join us!
     
  • Participate as a family with weekly devotions!
    • ‚ÄčGod's Story for Kids Podcast
      We are launching a brand-new podcast just for kids called God’s Story for Kids! New episodes will be available every Monday on the HopeKids YouTube page, as well as all your favorite places to find podcasts. This is a fun way for kids to explore the Bible in the car, at bedtime, or while grown-ups are just trying to get the dishes done.
    • Weekly Devotions for Families
      We will also have short, weekly devotions for families to do together. We’ll provide a few verses for families to read together and then provide a discussion question and a challenge! We know these will be things that help kids and families grow deeper in faith, so join us! Check back in January for the first month of devotions!

  • Devotions for adults are written daily by various Hope pastors and staff, expanding on the daily readings. Devotions for families will also be available here!
     
  • Our weekly sermon discussion guide is a great resource for groups and individuals looking ot expand on the weekend's teachings.
     
  • Connect with a men’s, women’s or couples small group, or start your own! Small groups are the perfect way to grow and read the Bible together. Contact [email protected] to find a group and time that’s right for you!
     
  • Connect with Men of Hope+Elim Bible studies Saturdays at 8:00 am, Sundays at 10:15 am or Thursdays at 7:00 pm for a deeper dive into God’s Word and prayer and encouragement from other men.

LIVE IT

  • Find your place to SERVE at Hope+Elim in one of dozens of ministry areas inside or outside the church walls, from hospitality to children’s ministry, food service, transportation, and more. Discover the opportunities!
     
  • Engage with our Prayer Ministry Team by becoming a prayer partner or intercessory prayer leader for our weekly services or ministries. Discover more by contacting [email protected].

Stay tuned right here and at weekly worship for new and updated opportunities throughout the year!