In our current season where things feel a little (or a lot) upside down, it’s more important than ever to be nurturing our relationship with God. If you’re looking for helpful tools to get started, or are looking for something a little different, we have a few recommendations!
We are excited to announce that we started a new devotional series of podcast episodes for this season called Abide, which provides a space to slow down, connect with God, and reflect on Scripture. Our hope is that these devotions would provide encouragement and opportunity for reflection during the week as we focus our eyes on Jesus together as a community. You can stay up to date by subscribing to our Blackhawk Church podcast feed, available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Music and more.
Dwell is an app that allows you to listen to Scripture and to choose from a collection of calming background music. Whether you want to listen to a compilation of passages about hope, or just listen through an entire book of the Bible, Dwell gives you the opportunity to select from a number of different people from different ethnic backgrounds, both men and women, to help immerse yourself in the Scriptures as you go throughout your day. Then, select what kind of background music you’d like to go along with it, and you’re all set! Dwell is offering the Blackhawk Community a FREE 60-day subscription (regularly $29.99/year). You can sign up using this link.
The Bible Project
The Bible Project is one of our favorite resources. Not only do they have a great Bible reading plan, videos, and podcasts, but they also recently launched a free online classroom where you can engage in self-paced, graduate-level theology classes. This could be a great time to dig in and learn more about Scripture!
Pray as You Go
Pray as you go is a daily prayer app that provides time, mental space, and questions to ponder and connect with God through the Bible. Each day’s session starts with a ringing of church bells, moves into a few minutes of music to help quiet oneself, and then provides a slow meditative reading of a short portion of Scripture.
She Reads Truth / He Reads Truth
The She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth devotional apps are daily Bible reading tools that provide a passage of Scripture, devotional thoughts, and space for reflection. You can choose from a variety of past themes, or stick with the current community plan. She/He Reads Truth has offered our church a free 60-day subscription. To activate,
- Download the She Reads Truth or He Reads Truth app on your phone.
- Open the app, and go to your profile (initials in lower right corner)
- Choose “church subscription” and enter our code: D2KCVQ
- Start reading!