Church planting movements and SOAP

Istock 000002687139Xsmall Our home group kicked off for the year last night. We share the leadership around and I was on.

We’re working through Philippians. So I pulled out some SOAP. It’s a simple Bible study method developed by Wayne Cordeiro and picked up by churches all over the place.

SOAP = Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. more

We had a great night sharing our insights and our lives around the passage and then praying or each other.

I could have pulled out my Greek New Testament and given a lecture on the passage. OK my Greek is a bit rusty, but they don’t know that.

But last night all we needed was a simple method of encountering God in the scriptures together. SOAP did it for us.

I call SOAP an adaptive method. It’s simple, flexible and reproducible. According to Bob Logan, adaptive methods empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

When a movement needs to get something done, somehow it invents, discovers, reinvents or steals an adaptive method.

How about you?