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St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Livermore, California has a vibrant, bustling community. As a result, they’re one of the most active users of Flocknote out there, and also one of the most innovative. Late last year, St. Michael’s decided to try an experiment: Facilitate an online Bible study for parishioners who can’t make it to (or would rather not participate in) a weekly in-person study.
Using programs provided by Ascension Press, Tina Gregory, St. Michael’s Director of Communication, has developed a robust and successful program that, for the program’s participants, has been extremely edifying.
“I really like that I can kind of [participate in the weekly lesson] on my own time,” said study subscriber Paige Cecil. “Even though there are some scheduled things and deadlines, I like that it gives me flexibility.”
In addition to physical workbooks, Tina makes a point of taking full advantage of the ability to have subscribers post comments and engage in discussions.
The setup goes like this:
The folks at St. Michael’s just recently completed their second study, having covered topics on both the Virgin Mary and the Mass for eight and five weeks, respectively. A third study, called “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” is slated to start in mid-April.
For those considering starting something similar with their church’s Flocknote network, Tina passed on a few things that have helped make the studies a success:
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