What’s Next?

What’s Next?

I’m repeatedly asked, “What Bible study should we do next?” Our next new study isn’t due out until fall, so If you’ve transitioned to our My Place Member Kit, you might be wondering what to do next.

We recommend selecting something from our classic Bible studies or a book from one of our wonderful authors.

There are so many choices. How will you decide? I suggest seeking the Lord and asking the Holy Spirit, the person in charge of your group, what resource you should use next. First, read the descriptions for the Bible studies and the books we offer. Then spend time in prayer asking the Lord which resource will best serve your group.

Consider a Bible study you’ve already done in the past. When I’ve repeated a study, I find my group members, as well as myself, are in a different season. Our life on this wellness journey has progressed, and we look at the same Bible study questions with a different perspective. I buy a new study, with a fresh set of pages to write on. Sometimes, I go back and compare the past answers with the new ones. It is helpful to see how much I have changed. And when I haven’t changed…well, there is a lesson in that as well.

When I lived in Pittsburgh, our church had as many as six groups with multiple leaders. We worked as a team to review and make the decision. A few times we had two choices stand-out, so we did one this session and the other the next.

Remember, the Lord already knows what you will do. A hearty thanks to the founders of First Place, the men, and women of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Our foundation remains the same placing Christ first in all things. We have great resources, and I am ever so thankful. Embrace change, say “Yes!!” to ALL God has planned.

Helen Baratta Director of Development for First Place for Health. She is the author of My Place for Leadership included in the My Place Leader’s Kit and Restored! Embracing Weight Loss God’s way available at our online bookstore.

  1. Good article. We are just finishing the ‘Be free’ bible study. We started the year in 2018 with this one and again 2019. We usually don’t repeat so quickly, but our new My Place studies had not came yet. Highly recommend Be Free. We may start 2020 with this one as well. So true, speaks to people in different ways at different times.
    Thank you for FP. It has changed lives inTrenton,MO.

    • We heard from several leaders that they repeat “Be Free”. It’s a great study.

  2. Thank you for a great article, succint yet very unformative.

    Liberty B.
    Rocky Mount, NC