The summer is full of fun adventures, time outdoors, and a relaxed routine. However, it is just because of this change in routine that keeping up with your Bible study can be a challenge during the summer months. After all, you’re tempted away by so many fun and varied outdoor activities. In this blog post, I’ll examine ways to stay in the Word during the summer months away from a structured Bible study. Contact me today!
HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
- Set aside time first thing in the morning. When God is first in your life, you should put His Word first as well. In the morning, set aside time to study God’s word, and make it part of your routine. For example, wake up, make coffee, pray, and then open the Word and see what God has to say to you.
- Don’t make Bible study in-depth. Sure, God wants us to study His Word closely so we can apply it to our life. However, that doesn’t mean we should wait until we have a three hour block free to do so because, for most of us, that will never happen. Hence, set aside just 5 or 10 minutes a day to be in the Word.
- Make Bible study a play date. Invite your friends over and their kids and while the kids are running around with their heads cut off, you can study the bible with your friends.
- Do a lunch Bible study at work. Gather some friends at work to eat lunch and read the Bible together or do a small group Bible study.
- Coffee and God. Coffee shops are great places to hold summer Bible studies. You can enjoy coffee (my favorite drink) with the company of friends while you discuss God’s Word. It might not get any more perfect!
- Picnic and God. With the call of nature beckoning, you can study God’s word either alone or with friends by having a picnic in God’s creation. There’s something about nature that connects us to our Creator. Quite possibly you’ll hear from Him like you haven’t ever before.
These are some of my favorite ways to stay in the Word during the summer. Feel free to comment below with your favorite ways to stay close to God during the summer months, or share this with your friends on social media with the share buttons below. Contact me for more information!
4 thoughts on “Bible Study Plans: How to Study the Bible in the Summer”
These are such excellent ideas! Our BSF teaching leader always tells us that she studies the Bible alone in the summer. Usually, I lead a study in my home in the summer, but I have taken her advice the past two summers and love my study of God’s word at a bit of a slower pace. My husband ( a gifted teacher) and myself host a small group Bible study in our home and we continue throughout the summer. We are currently doing an intense study on the Holy Spirit! The Lord brought a younger mom into my life that I will be discipling this summer. We will probably meet at a favorite coffee shop to learn together about Jesus. Also, I find that summer is when I can take the time to read the books that I have been wanting to read without feeling guilty. So many books…so little time! Thank you for your ministry to all of us and I hope you have a fantastic summer!
I have begun reading Acts to better understand what we will be studying this coming September at BSF ~
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
These are great! It can be easy to slack off in the summer months but I’m reminded to make time for the “more important things” (Philippians 1:10) so bible study needs to be first before any type of recreation. For me, having my bible on my phone and tablet are helpful. Also, resources found online make study more interesting with videos and illustrations. I can also search bible based content by subject. Thanks for these suggestions.