We have been offering online Bible studies here at Precept Camden for some time now. I have been teaching a weekly Bible study in my community for 13 years. A couple of years ago, I started preceptcamden.com as a resource for my class. I began uploading the audio of our class discussions so that anyone who had to miss class could catch up by listening online. What started as a service to my “in person” students grew into an avenue of study for those who could not attend on Tuesday mornings.
Here’s how it works: I upload the audio from our class discussion each week right after our Tuesday morning Bible study and it stays on the website. So you can do it at your own convenience – which is what many people are looking for. You will do your lesson each week and then listen to our class discussion. It is unedited. My online students tell me that they get a lot out of listening to the discussion. Inevitably, someone will ask a question that they had, too. I assign accountability partners to those online students who request one. They connect with their partner through email, facebook, or whatever way is convenient for them. This has been a learning experience for all of us, but it has also been an incredible surprise and blessing.
Now Precept Ministries International is offering another option for online Bible study through their Connect Site. This Bible study is done in real time through a chat room. A study on the book of Nehemiah is getting ready to start tomorrow (September 14, 2011). Visit Precept’s Connect Site and see what else will be offered in the coming months. It’s another great way to connect with the Word of God through inductive Bible study.