The flip side of that equation is that I can also participate in activities that were impossible to attend when I was in the corporate and academic worlds.
Last fall I finally started my first Bible Study Fellowship class. I was able to attend the Wednesday morning sessions almost every week for the year (roughly a school year), studying the gospel according to John.
The lectures, personal study, and small group discussions were incredibly beneficial to me. And it was a thrill to know that people all over the world were studying the same lesson during the same week, at “more than 2,200 locations … on 6 continents … in more than 40 nations.” Classes are held during the day (often with childcare available) and in the evening. Read more about this approach to studying scripture at the BSF International site.
I am thankful for Bible Study Fellowship.
Yesterday I gave this September camp card to our BSF leader with a note of appreciation inside: