I have never read the Bible. Will I be able to keep up with the group?
Yes, you will. In fact, you will be a blessing to the group, by offering a fresh perspective and challenging the members to think critically. Lastly, the Bible is meant to be understood spiritually AND intellectually, so if there is something you don't understand, we can make it a topic of discussion.
I don't feel comfortable in Church, what makes Bible Study different?
Not all of us grew up in the Church. Many of us didn't come to know Christ until later on in life, and even those who grew up in the church have had seasons where we've strayed. We are very aware of our imperfections, and embrace a posture of love rather than one of judgement. The truth is: we're all a mess, and it's only through God's grace that we have come to know Him. This is our heartbeat. Can you get with that?
I'm not sure if I believe in God. Should I still come?
All the more reason for you to come and hear what He's all about. A safe place to sort out your uncertainty.
Bible Study? Isn't that a bit boring?
Now you're just hurting our feelings! =) Like anything else, it's all about the company that you keep and the people you are around. We're a fun & diverse group, and chances are we probably share the same interests as you! You will be surprised how much you will enjoy yourself.
Are you part of a specific Church?
Many of our members attend Grace Bible Church in Hayward, CA (www.grace-bible.com), but we also have many members who attend other churches around the Bay Area. Anyone, regardless of your church or denomination is welcome.