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Community Bible Reading

The New Year brings the opportunity for many new endeavors. For many followers of Christ, the flip of the calendar represents the launch of another Bible reading plan. There are a dizzying number of options out there for those wanting to saturate in the Scriptures in 2017. 

However, there is a lot more to reading the Word than simply picking a plan. Perhaps you are like me and have started off many years with a well-devised system only to fall off a few months, weeks, or even days into the journey. While our daily intake of Scripture is important, there’s more to reading the Bible than simply picking a plan and checking a box.

We don’t come to the Word of God to simply mark another item off our list, but that’s often what our annual reading plans turn into. Have you ever experienced the guilt of missing a day? Or two? Or ten? Perhaps you’ve experienced the overwhelming sense of failure when you’ve given up on your plan…again. There has to be another way.

In 2017, we want to invite the Summit Crossing family to consider reading together this year with Community Bible Reading (CBR). 

CBR was launched in 2006 and now has over 10,000 participants around the world reading the Bible together. Over the past year many members of our faith family have started the CBR journey and experienced the power of breaking our Bible reading free from the confines of an exclusively private discipline. Would you consider joining us in 2017?

If you would like to learn more about CBR, here are some next steps:

  1. Stop by the Resource Center on Sunday morning and check out The CBR Journal. Take a few minutes to browse through the introduction and hear the heart behind CBR. The 2017 journals will be available starting January 1 for $10.
  2. Visit www.thecbrjournal.com to learn more about the history and philosophy behind Community Bible Reading.
  3. Join us on Sunday, January 8 starting at 5pm for “An Invitation to The CBR Journal” led by one of the CBR founders, Ted Sinn. This will be an incredible opportunity to learn more about the CBR process and have questions answered. We will provide childcare (birth through 5th grade) for those who have registered for the event in advance.

As a church that values the Word of God and community, what could be better than bringing these two things together? Please prayerfully consider joining us through CBR in 2017. We look forward to what the Lord has in store for our church as we pursue him through the Scriptures together. 

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