“I had been waiting for a class like this my whole life.” “The class was very inspiring”. “I never thought it would be so easy to give Bible studies.” These were only some of the many positive comments stated by those who completed the first training sessions given by Karen Lewis.
In preparation for the city wide 2015 Shawn Boonstra public evangelistic series, Karen Lewis began training lay people on how to give Bible studies using the “Lifting Up Jesus” Bible study series. Two classes were held at both the St. Paul First Seventh-day Adventist Church and The Edge Worship Center. The classes began in mid-January and continued once a week for 16 weeks.
Students were trained on the importance of lifting up Christ, finding Bible study interests, the importance of discipleship, ten things never to do in a Bible study and much, much more.
Despite severe winter conditions, class was only cancelled once while the students faithfully attended each week. Nearly 60 people registered for the classes and currently we have 65 Bible studies going on.
Monthly meetings will be held to keep the momentum going and new classes are scheduled for this August at both the Minnetonka and Southview Church. There is a registration fee of $25 for the new class, which includes all materials. For more information please contact Karen Lewis at 303-898-0587.
Karen Lewis, Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Bible worker trainer/Associate Pastor Stillwater SDA Church
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