A simple effective way of reading the Bible in community with others that points towards application that I have been using lately is known as the Discovery Bible Study Process.

The process overall is simple…select a section of Scripture to read and then follow this list of steps:


  • What are you thankful for?
  • What’s a challenge you’re facing?
  • How did you do with last week’s ‘I Will’ statement?
    Did you share what we talked about with anyone?


  • Read the passage.
  • Have someone put it in their own words.
  • What stands out to you?
  • What does this text say about God?
  • What does this text say about people?


  • How can you specifically live out this passage in the next few days? (Everyone creates an ‘I Will’ statement)
  • Who are you going to tell about what you discovered?