Bible study

Gather offers three multi-session Bible studies per year in winter, summer and fall and two, one-month devotional studies in May and December. Summer studies are free to download and try via the links below. All others require a subscription to Gather. A selection of past Bible studies is also available for purchase.

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Below you’ll find the titles of all Bible studies Gather has scheduled. You can find out more about each study by clicking the “Upcoming Bible studies” link on the left. The titles of future studies will be posted here as they become available.

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Winter/Spring 2024 Bible study:

“Scripture and nature: Teachers of faith” by the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith​

Jesus regularly invokes nature in his teaching, drawing us into deeper relationship with the created world. But it’s not just Jesus inviting us to see creation as teacher and kin. The scriptures themselves help us see the important role of the created world in God’s story and saving work. This four-session Bible study explores how biblical stories of the natural world help us to grow our love for and commitment to God, other people and our beloved earth.

January 2024
Weather: Powerful force for change
We can’t control the weather, but we can learn from it. Storms, rain, drought and wind shape the lives of human and non-human beings, both in scripture and today. As we face catastrophic storms and the weird weather of climate change, biblical stories of extraordinary weather convict and humble us. They show us how to live faithfully, moving us to act even when we feel powerless.

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Watch the video supplement here.

Please note: We offer this session free on our website to introduce you to the Bible study series. If you are not a subscriber and would like to start receiving Bible studies like these and more, subscribe to Gather today.

February 2024
Creatures: Our siblings in praise and trust
Jesus invites us to consider the birds, but we’ll get to know biblical critters beyond the sparrows. We’ll look at biblical animals (some adorable, some terrifying) from ravens and lions to a big fish, paired creatures on the ark, and that sneaky serpent in Eden. Stories of human and animal interactions in Scripture help to reorient our relationships with the non-human world, while pulling us into deeper trust in God.

You can find this study on page 26 of the January/February 2024 issue. If you are a subscriber and you misplaced your issue, please email [email protected] to request a link to the study.

Watch the video supplement here.

March 2024
Rivers: Springs of life and hope
Fresh water. Most of life on our planet depends on it, and the story of God’s saving work flows alongside it, through stories of biblical rivers that offer a vision of flourishing creation. Together we’ll journey from the rivers in Eden to the prophetic springs in the desert, and from Jesus’ baptism at the river Jordan to the crystalline river of life in Revelation. We’ll discover how rivers are sites of healing, restoration, identity and imagination.

You can find this study on page 14 of the March/April 2024 issue. If you are a subscriber and you misplaced your issue, please email [email protected] to request a link to the study.

Watch the video supplement here.

April 2024
Food: Daily bread for the health of the world
Most of us hunt, harvest and forage in grocery store aisles. We’ve forgotten the ways our food first comes to us—from fields, flocks, forests and farms. Considering our relationship with creation and our faithful stewardship of the earth means paying attention to the ways we eat. In this final session, we’ll see how stories of food in scripture offer us ways of faithful eating that are responsible, celebratory and delicious. Locust and wild honey, anyone?

You can find this study on page 32 of the March/April 2024 issue. If you are a subscriber and you misplaced your issue, please email [email protected] to request a link to the study.

Watch the video supplement here.

Upcoming Bible studies

Check out the full schedule of Gather’s upcoming Bible studies themes, what you can expect and who the authors are behind them.

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Free Bible studies

Gather’s summer Bible studies are free to download. Use them on your own or to share with someone new to Gather. Browse a selection of past summer Bible studies.

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Past Bible studies

A small selection of past Bible studies are available for purchase. Browse the selection and purchase downloadable, printable PDFs from our e-store.

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