1450 South Anderson Rd,
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30 pm
Student Bible Study
Sunday mornings at 9:15 students come to the Chapel/Building A for small group Bible study. This is a vital step in their spiritual journey. The curriculum is intentionally selected for each age group to engage, equip, and empower students to live for Christ in their stage of life. There are groups for middle and high school students. See what your students are studying below.
Hey Parents, I’m excited this year to introduce The HEAR Method for Bible Study. This is a simple tool that helps any disciple read the Bible for understanding and application. The word HEAR is an acronym for Highlight, Explain, Apply, and Respond. This is not a silver bullet method that moves everyone into regular time in the Word, but its simplicity helps us engage with God’s word in a meaningful way.
Students will be studying the SAME subjects as Adult Life Groups! This Fall Adults and Students alike, will be studying Explore the Bible: Exodus and Leviticus. Our goal is to align what your family is studying in Scripture so your family can share God’s word together more easily.
The HEAR Method Explained
Personal Bible Study
First, the disciple takes a Bible and a journal and opens to a specific passage to study for that day. It is encouraged that disciples have a Bible reading plan, choose a book of the Bible to go through, or another study instead of random passages.
Second, the disciple would read the passage, and in their notebook write the letter H, (for highlight) as a new heading. Under the H, they write down any verses, phrases, or key words that caught their attention when reading the passage. So if I am reading John 3 then maybe this would be John 3:16. You would want to write this verse out.
Third, write the letter E, (for Explain) in the journal. In the explain section they would take the verse, and the verses surrounding it and explain in their own words what it means. This section may be the longest portion of the journal entry, and requires a few interpretation strategies. It is important to read the passage in context, and understand its original meaning. A commentary or study Bible can be very helpful. Asking these questions will help gain a clearer understanding of the text’s meaning:
· Who wrote this passage, and who were they writing to?
· Why was this information important for the audience when it was written?
· What do you learn about God from this passage?
· What do you learn about people in this passage?
· What questions does this passage raise for you?
Fourth, write the letter A, (for Apply) in the journal. In this section, the disciple would take a few minutes, think and pray about how God would apply this verse or passage to their life. Be looking for ways to immediately apply, not just looking at doing something in the future. God wants to affect change in their lives today. In 2-3 sentences, write these ideas down in the journal. Questions to consider include:
· How does this passage change the way I relate to God?
· How does this passage change the way I relate to others?
· What does this passage demand of me?
· In the passage, are there any promises to claim? Attitudes to change? Commands to obey? Examples to follow? Errors to avoid?
Finally, write the letter R (for Respond) in the journal. This would be a prayer of response to God regarding the verse and passage that was read. And asking God for the strength in implementing the application of the text.