I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
August 26, 2011
At this point, just a few days before I launch the first online Bible Study group I’ve ever attempted, I have to admit that the nerves are setting in.
Who do you think you are, hosting a Bible Study? a mean little voice says inside my head. You’re no Sophie. You’re no Angie. You’re known for your mistakes, not for your faithfulness. You’re going to alienate your non-Christian readers over this. You’re going to make people feel uncomfortable. You’re going to say the wrong thing… write the wrong thing… do the wrong thing.
You can’t do this.
Do you know what I’m talking about? I imagine some of you who’ve signed up for this group or are feeling a little nervous, too.
How will I find the time to do all the homework? When will I watch the videos? What will my husband say? What will my friends think? Ten weeks is a long time! I can’t do this.
But stop for a moment and consider the title of the study.
Living Beyond Yourself.
It’s all about doing what you never thought you were capable of doing. Living in a way you never thought you could live. Letting go of your control issues and letting God take over.
If I try to handle this study on my own, I’m right. I will fail.
But if I commit simply to watching the videos, doing the homework, writing about it here, and trusting God to do the rest, I really do believe great things will happen. I believe it for me, and I believe it for you. Let’s just relax, do the work, and see what God can do if we give Him control.
It’s kind of exciting, don’t you think?
Once again, here are the final details. If you’re participating in the study, you’ll need to sign up here to access the videos and download the viewing guide and homework pages. (More information on signing up and getting started can be found in this post.)
If you can, watch the Introductory Session video by Tuesday, August 30th- That’s the day I’ll post here about that video, you can share what you thought of it in the comments, and we’ll officially get things going. From that day forward, you’ll have a week to complete the homework for Week One. Once you’ve finished your homework, watch the Week One video and check back here on Tuesday, September 6th for our Week One discussion.
I have also created a closed Facebook group so that we have a place to share things privately if we wish. If you’d like to be added, just send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your Facebook name and I’ll add you to the group.
So! Consider this your final boarding call.
Are you in?