Congratulations on your decision to begin a Neighborhood Bible Study (NBS). God desires to use who you are, His Word, and where you live to make an impact for eternity!
Welcome to a community of women just like you. We created this website to encourage and equip you with simple tips and tools to guide you each step of the way. We have included materials to walk you through our 3-step process to begin your NBS journey:
Also included are resources to walk you through:
- Praying for your neighborhood
- Hosting your first NBS
- Choosing materials to study
- Easy-to-download Bible Studies and Leader Guides
Watch as God transforms women’s lives, families, and neighborhoods.
Our dream is to see Bible Studies begin and multiply in every community around the world. We are grateful you are joining this movement!
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and,
‘Love your neighbor as yourself’
(Luke 10:27 NIV)
What is NBS2GO?
Simply stated, we are seeing lives changed and neighborhoods transformed through Neighborhood Bible Studies (NBS). We are passionate about seeing this powerful ministry grow around the world. NBS provides a unique opportunity to reach women for Christ right where they live, work, and through their other networks or connections. Neighborhood studies create a safe, comfortable environment where both seekers and Christ-followers can gather to study the Word together – in the convenience and casual setting of a neighborhood home. Friendships are made, women learn to study and personally apply scripture to their lives, and they are equipped to minister to other women and families where they do life daily.
The goal is to provide simple “carry-out, take-out” tools to help women begin an NBS. The website offers easy-to-download resources, leader guides, changed-life testimonies, creative ideas, sample Bible studies and formats, and more practical help to equip women to begin their own neighborhood outreach.
G is for Global and O is for Organic. The vision for a website grew out of a desire to make NBS available to women everywhere and to every country around the Globe. Already NBS is growing as an Organic movement, as women discover the life-transforming benefits of NBS and then begin new Bible Studies in neighborhoods. Through our NBS workshops, social media networks, and now NBS2GO website, women are bringing Bible Studies to neighborhoods from the United States to Europe and Africa. We dream of seeing NBS planted in the soil of all neighborhoods, whether in urban areas, busy suburbs, or remote villages. NBS truly changes lives and transforms neighborhoods!
GOing into ALL NEIGHBORHOODS …
GOing to ALL NATIONS
Why Neighborhood Bible Studies?
Jesus called his disciples to “go and make disciples”. The first place He told them to go was Jerusalem – the people closest to them (Acts 1:8). Our neighbors, whomever God brings into our lives, whether at home, work, or through other networks or connections – our neighbors are our Jerusalem. Neighborhood Bible Studies (NBS) provide powerful ministry opportunities and are uniquely positioned to reach women for Christ right where they live, in the safe, comfortable environment of neighborhood homes. Often women who are not attending church will attend an NBS when invited by a neighbor, because an NBS is convenient and less intimidating to an un-churched seeker. Most of these women eventually find their way into a church with an NBS friend.
Like a one-room schoolhouse, an NBS brings together a wide range of both seekers and Christ-followers to study, discuss, and encourage one-another toward life application of God’s Word. As NBS leaders, we have found that this blending of all levels of spiritual maturity creates a dynamic, life-transforming community. Mature Christ-followers become models and mentors to seekers, seekers are challenged to pursue spiritual maturity, and everyone is excited to bring new neighbors into the process.
“The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever touching the bottom.” Walt Henrichsen
As women are equipped and encouraged to reach out to other women, they catch the vision of neighborhood ministry and begin to bear the fruit of multiplication. Like apples containing life-producing seeds within them, these women will touch the lives of countless others with the truths of God’s Word. We have seen hundreds of women take Christ’s life-changing truths to their children, husbands, and other neighbors – and it all started because they were invited by a neighbor to an NBS.