Poe said they achieve this through daily readings that keep everyone on the same page.
“The studies are divided into daily sections,” he said. “Usually every day, five days a week, there is one passage and then five or six questions. The questions are written in such a way that anyone can draw the answers directly from the verses themselves.
In addition to creating a program that engages people of all levels of education and experience, Poe also said that Bible study classes are available for all age groups, from infants to older adults.
“It’s designed for all ages to study the same,” he said. “That way, when families have dinner together or at home, they can all share the discussion about what they studied that week, because everyone studied the same thing. “
The Morganton Chapter of Community Bible Study will include a new program for the deaf community. Poe said leaders and translators are already in place for the ministry of the deaf and they have developed a new program specifically for the deaf community.
“We are piloting this for the nation and hopefully the world,” said Poe. “This has never happened before. There has never been a deaf group to our knowledge.
Overall, CBS’s approach to Bible study rests on five essential pillars, individual study, supportive discussion, effective teaching, insightful commentary, and compassionate community. According to their website, CBS found that participants thrive and learn best in a caring community in which open discussion is encouraged. Additionally, an essential part of their ministry is training teachers to provide historical and cultural context to help participants better understand Bible passages and apply Bible principles to their lives.