Throughout the summer and school year, our students set aside time to get together a few nights out of the week to hang out, eat, and meet new people. One night specifically stands out from a typical dinner with friends, for its focus on how the bible can be relevant in any aspect of life.
These college bible study groups consist of 6-10 people (smaller scale than, say, our annual campus retreat, which typically will see 300+ college students come out) who live in a similar area. These times are an opportunity for anyone to share their opinions, while looking at God’s expectations in different areas of our lives.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
These times are called Bible Talks, and just like this scripture talks about, the bible provides students with a resource for learning and developing a relationship with God. Students take time to search for what the bible says and how it can apply and help us to overcome the pressures, insecurities, and achieve the dreams we have in college.
College is the ultimate time to discover purpose and vision in life. The atmosphere that Campus Bible Talks create is not just a place to discuss ideas, but a catalyst for each person to do something!
12 God’s word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.13 Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him we must explain the way we have lived.
Hebrews 4:12-13 (NCV)
With students hailing from the dozens of major universities located in the Bay Area, Bible Talks are the first step in making connections with other students who want to make a difference. If you’re interested in checking out a Bible Talk, drop us a line or visit our Facebook page for more info.