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  1. Introduction
  2. Adopt a Reading Schedule
  3. The Pulpit Ministry
  4. Adult Sunday School
  5. Small Groups
  6. Youth and Children Programs
  7. Tie Everything Together with a Coordinator
  8. The Ministry Incubator

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Adopt a Reading Schedule

The first place to start is to publish a Scripture reading plan, samples of which you’ve probably already seen on the Walk with the Word web site.

A reading schedule can be listed on your web site, handed out as a bookmark, inserted in the Sunday bulletin or even mailed. And as will be discussed further below, the easiest justification for publishing a schedule is so others can specifically read the passages each Sunday’s main sermon will cover as well as the teaching for adult Sunday School.

This is a very non-threatening, low-change inducing first step towards coordinating all the ministries emphases on Bible study as well as providing a stepping stone towards introducing new opportunities if they don’t already exist, such as implementing small groups.

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