Courtney and I are so excited to unveil our Ministry of Motherhood S.O.A.P. & Book Club schedule! During the upcoming 12 week study we are going to be using the S.O.A.P. Method to help us dig deeper into scripture as we read Ministry of Motherhood together. What is the S.O.A.P. method? So glad you asked!
The S.O.A.P. Method stands for:
1. S- Write out the scripture passage for the day.
2. O- Write down 1 or 2 observations from the passage.
3. A- Write down 1-2 applications from the passage.
4. P- Pray over what you learned from today’s passage.
By the end of the 12 weeks, you will have written out and meditated on numerous verses all geared toward strengthening and growing us as mothers. Many days you will only see one verse listed to read….we do that for a reason! We want you to mediate, ponder, apply and eventually store these verses in our memory and hearts. Simply reading the verse and closing your bible for the day won’t have the same effect as if you read the verse, write it on a note card and re-read it through-out the day meditating and praying over the verse and asking God to help you apply it to your life. We want you to interact with God’s Word on a deeper level….using the S.O.A.P. method helps you go deeper.
As you go through this study, if you come across a verse or passage that you don’t understand, we recommend Crosswalk’s Bible Study Tools found here:http://www.biblestudytools.com/ On this page in the lower right hand corner, you can find links to Bible dictionaries, commentaries, concordances, and other Bible translations, etc.
We also recommend Matthew Henry’s Commentary’s found here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/
Our Web Schedule:
On Monday’s, you’ll see Sally Clarkson’s exclusive videos pertaining to that week’s reading in Ministry of Motherhood. Wisdom just pours out of Sally so you won’t want to miss what she has to say each Monday. The only thing better would be to have Sally Clarkson sit right next to you and mentor you personally!
On Wednesday’s, we invite you to link up or comment in the comment section and share what you are learning during your quiet times- this is your day to interact! As a change this session, we will also have several bloggers guest posting on what they learned while reading Ministry of Motherhood!
On Friday’s, Courtney and I will close with a discussion on what we learned through that week’s reading as well as share our answers to some of the discussion questions.
Our 12 week schedule looks like this:
Reading over the Ministry of Motherhood schedule you’ll see each day, Monday-Friday, you have one or a few verses to read from the bible and mediate on. Besides the daily scripture reading you’ll also have two chapters to read each week. Every other week there will be discussion questions for you to answer and share with your group. If you don’t have a group, please feel free to share online by commenting on our blog posts! We always love to hear from you! I know two chapters might sound like a lot to read, but after looking through the book you’ll see that each chapter is only a few pages and I guarantee you, you’ll have a hard time stopping at just two!!!
Click here to download the Ministry of Motherhood SOAP schedule.
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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s surprise post……you won’t want to miss it! We have a lot going on this week!
Love God Greatly!