6 Fun Projects to Do With Your Bible Study Group

6 Fun Projects to Do With Your Bible Study Group March 15, 2022

The primary purpose of a Bible study is to know God more by spending time in His word. However, Bible studies are also a perfect opportunity to build community and add accountability to your life. Spending time with other believers is encouraging, inspiring and life-giving.

Adding projects to your Bible study will help members bond with each other and build deeper friendships. Projects are also opportunities for your group to serve the community and gain new perspectives on Biblical truth.

Here are six fun projects you can complete with your Bible study group to deepen your friendships and learn more about God.

1. Grow Seedlings

Many stories and parables in the Bible draw on agricultural themes. To make this aspect of Biblical culture real for your study group, you can plan a gardening project for the spring or summer. Possibilities for this project include planting window boxes, starting herb pots or helping an elderly neighbor create a garden.

Pair this project with a study on the story of Ruth or Jesus’ parable of the sower. You could also discuss Paul’s statement from 1 Corinthians 3 that spiritual growth comes from God. Actually handling and planting seeds will bring these stories to life for your study group.

2. Bake Bread

Although today people run to the store for bread, that’s a relatively new development. In the Bible, bread is a recurring theme and symbolizes life. In John 6, Jesus references an Old Testament story about the Israelites receiving bread from God in the wilderness. He calls himself “the bread of life.”

You could pair this project with many different Scriptures. For example, you could bake unleavened bread (bread without yeast) and talk about the way leaven was used to represent sin in the Old Testament. You could also discuss the Biblical mandate for hospitality and sharing resources with others.

3. Pick Up Litter

In Genesis, God describes the creation of Earth and calls it good. Then, he puts mankind in charge of caring for the Earth and all the wildlife in it. Scripture teaches that the fall has intrinsically damaged what the world was meant to be. However, people still hold the privilege and responsibility of caring for it.

After reading this passage, take your group outside and pick up litter in a local neighborhood or park. By spending time together outside, you can remind yourself of the beautiful world God has made and talk about ways to personally care for it better.

4. Paint a House

Another way to serve your community is by offering to paint for an elderly neighbor or church friend. Organize your group and plan a painting day to fix up a peeling fence, refresh faded siding on someone’s house or whitewash an old barn. It’s a fun project that also increases home value.

Working on a house is a perfect opportunity to talk about Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish builders. Ask your study group what their lives are built on and how they know. There are also many Old Testament Scriptures you can reference that talk about Jesus as the cornerstone.

5. Throw a Fundraiser

If you think your group is ready to tackle a larger project, consider planning a fundraiser. The Bible reveals that God cares deeply about people who are oppressed, neglected and abused. Set a goal to raise money for a foundation that cares for orphans, refugees and other people in need.

Talk to your group about the Biblical principles behind this project and then consider what kind of fundraiser you’d like to create. Options include holding a bake sale, hosting a car wash, or planning a fancy dinner and dance event. The best choice for your group will depend on location, time of year and personal preferences.

6. Plan a Road Trip

To build deep bonds with your group quickly, get in the car and head to a far-off destination together. You can plan a road trip to tour the Bible Museum in Washington, D.C. or visit the reconstruction of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky. Alternatively, go climb a mountain and experience God’s creation.

Prolonged time stuck in a car together is a perfect opportunity to ask deep questions, talk about what you’re learning and make hilarious memories. It’s also a great chance to discuss some of the fruits of the Spirit – like patience!

Become Doers of the Word

In James 1, the Bible talks about the importance of acting on what God says and not just thinking about it. By incorporating group projects into your study, you can lead your group in listening and obeying God’s instructions for how Christians are meant to live.

Projects are also a great way to bring Old Testament stories to life and help your group examine Scripture on a deep, personal level. Whatever projects you decide to do, you’ll also be having fun and building bonds as a community. Use these six projects to bring more depth to your Bible study.

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