SPEND TIME WITH GOD

Spending time with God through prayer and studying His Word are crucial to growing as a Christian and building a relationship with Him. Here we have gathered some resources to help you continue taking next steps and journey down your path of discipleship through your personal Bible study and prayer life.

Bible reading plans

We have compiled several reading plan options that range from 16-28 days long. Simply click on a plan below to view or download the PDF.  To help guide your thoughts during your time in scripture, we have included an explanation of the Discovery Bible Study (DBS) method below.  

DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

Here at Clear Creek we use a method called DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY (DBS) as we walk through God's Word because it is easy to use and, more importantly, easy to share with others. DBS has two parts:

  1. SHARING AS A GROUP
  2. STUDYING GOD'S WORD

PART 1: SHARE AS A GROUP

"Sharing as a Group" is a great way to connect with your community, to get to know one another on a more personal level, and challenge each other to be more intentionally engaged with the struggles and needs of your group.  We typically incorporate this part of DBS within our Small Groups and it consists of the following:  

- Something you are THANKFUL for that has happened over the past week

- CHALLENGES that you or someone you know is currently facing

- Something your group can give their ASSISTANCE with. Often this comes from the challenges that have already been shared but can be spiritual, day-to-day task, etc.

- ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK: This is a time to check in with your group about how each person has followed through on obeying and sharing the Word and giving any assistance that has been requested.


PART 2: STUDY GOD'S WORD

During individual or group Bible study time, we like to use a method called S.O.A.P to help guide us through our study.

S: SCRIPTURE
Read the passage, re-read it, describe it in your own words, then write it down and try to commit it to memory.

O: OBSERVATION
During this time you should focus solely on the passage in front of you. Try to leave any previous thoughts you have about the scripture out of your observation.  
Ask the following two questions:
1. What do I learn about God from this passage?
2. What do I learn about people from this passage?

A: APPLICATION
The power formula of DBS is that it creates habits that cause us not just to study the word, but to act on it. You will read God’s Word in a much different way if you are consistently thinking about how to make it personal.
Ask yourself the following two questions:
1. How will I put this passage into practice?
2. Who do I know that needs to hear what God has revealed to me in this passage?

P: PRAYER
"Officially” invite God into your study. Give thanks, ask for help with challenges, ask for better understanding of what you read, and ask for courage to apply it.