Ed Stetzer, a noted researcher and missiologist who has his finger on the pulse of the American church, assesses the growing decline in Bible literacy:
“The Bible's impact on American culture is unmistakable; it has shaped our laws, social systems and even language. People unknowingly quote biblical phrases every day. It's a tragedy so many have used phrases such as "the good Samaritan," "you reap what you sow," and "do unto others" but don't actually know the Scriptures or the Savior to which they point. Study after study in the last quarter-century has revealed that American Christians increasingly don't read their Bibles, don't engage their Bibles, and don't know their Bibles. It's obvious: We are living in a post-biblically literate culture.”
Simply put, the church has a biblical literacy deficit.
Throughout the Bible God introduces more than 167 women by name, other's un-named in groups of widows and wives in varying shades of brokenness; yet, they were all influencers who impacted their culture.
If you want women to mature spiritually, help them to read the Bible chronologically to understand the Bible's great story, to embrace the story as their own, and to share that story with others. Help them understand who God is for women and how He writes them into His story.
CBT CONNECT is designed to bring women involved in CBT in the Memphis area together (and those who want to join the #BibleLiteracyMovement) for a time of encouragement and connecting with one another. We invite you to join us for a luncheon that encourages God's women to assume their responsibility for Bible literacy.
Women who want to impact their families, churches, and a lost world--whatever your context, join us! Our team is already praying for those of you who will come and the many local churches you represent. We can hardly wait to see you on March 26th!
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