Pastors have been doing text studies as long as there have been texts and pastors to study them. Pastors will gather pray, read the Bible passages for the coming week and talk about them. It is a good way to get fresh perspectives, to learn from others and to share with others the various gifts and insights the Spirit gives us. Unfortunately I have never really been able to avail myself of this tool usually because of distance, schedule or both!
Today we are trying something new.
A few months back Pastor Dom mentioned that he would like to be a part of a text study. Not a problem from the concept side, but the closest one would not allow him to be here for our staff meeting. So we came up with the idea of doing one online using Google Hangouts. Today is the first run on this!
I pray that this will be a blessing, I pray that the technology will work, but most of all I pray that God would use whatever we do to bless the congregations we serve in His name.