• Cape Coral
    • Fort Myers Central
    • Fort Myers Shores
    • Sarasota

Cape Coral Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Saturday | 5pm
Sunday | 10am, 11:30am

Traditional

Sunday | 8:30am

 

CHOOSE RECOVERY

Friday

6:45pm

Address

13 SE 21st Place
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Campus Pastor

Wes Olds

Fort Myers Central Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Sunday | 10am
Wednesday | 6:30pm

Breakfast Church

Sunday | 8:30am

Choose Recovery

Monday

6:45pm

 

Address

2415 Grand Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Campus Pastor

Ed Horne

Fort Myers Shores Campus

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Service Times

Contemporary

Sunday | 10am

Traditional

Sunday | 8:30am

 

Wednesday Nights

Free Community Dinner

6pm

Children and Youth Programs

6:30pm

Adult Studies

6:30pm

Address

14036 Matanzas Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Campus Pastor

Shari Lacey

Sarasota Campus

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Service Times

Sunday

9:41am

 

Contact

941.966.3306

Office Hours

Monday 10am-3pm
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am-3pm

Address

8521 Vamo Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

Campus Pastor

Patti Nemazie

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Cape Coral Campus

13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, FL 33990, 239.574.7161

 

Fort Myers Shores Campus

14036 Matanzas Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905, 239.694.2797

 

Fort Myers Central Campus

2415 Grand Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, 239.334.3160

 

Sarasota Campus

8521 Vamo Road, Sarasota, FL 34231, 941.966.3306

UHS Class: S.O.A.P.

This class is for people who are familiar with the Bible and are ready to go to the next level in their spiritual journey. This class requires a higher commitment, but the reward is tremendous. In one year, you will read through the entire Bible. Actually, you will do even better than that; you will read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice!

This class will teach you how to use the SOAP method to reflect on what you’re reading and how to capture in your own words that lessons that God is teaching you through God’s Word. The key to success in this class is consistency. Try to consistently set aside time with God every day, and if you miss a day, don’t try to catch up on missed readings. Just jump back in with the new day’s reading. Don’t stress about writing eloquent or insightful things in your journaling; instead, use your own God-given voice and personality to express your thoughts, questions, and ideas in your own unique way. Remember that the Holy Spirit can speak to us through our mind, our imagination, our memories, our dreams, our conversations with others, and even through our environment.

Many people find that journaling about the Bible becomes much easier the more they do it, so simply start the practice and trust that God will shape and form you over time. You will read things that are difficult to understand at first, and that’s OK. The world’s most intelligent scholars have studied the Bible for thousands of years and still have not figured out what everything in it means! Instead of focusing on parts that you don’t understand, focus on what you do understand.

This class assigns 2-4 passages of scripture each day, usually pulling from both the Old and New Testaments. Plan on reading for about 20-25 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of journaling. In addition to the tips suggested in the One Word and One Sentence classes, here are some more suggestions to help you get the most out of SOAP: 

  • If you are comfortable with technology, you might prefer to journal in a digital way, maybe with a phone or tablet or laptop computer.
  • The SOAP reading plan is available on the Grace Church app, which also has the ability to read the scripture out loud to you from your mobile device.
  • SOAP works best when you share the journey with someone else or in a small group setting. Examples include: spouses who do SOAP together in the mornings before work, small groups that gather to do SOAP together once a week, friends who share their SOAP journals with each other by email or text or social media.
  • It’s inevitable that you will miss days along the way. When this happens, don’t try to catch up on the readings that you missed. Simply jump back in with the new day’s reading. Think of it like an exercise program, where the goal is to cultivate a daily habit of investing in your own development and discipline.

Daily Journaling Plan

  1. Before you start reading, pray and ask God to speak to you while you read.
  2. Read slowly, without rushing.
  3. Bible reading is not just about using the intellectual part of your mind; the Bible comes alive when you read it with your imagination and the creative part of your mind.
  4. As you read, circle, underline, or highlight ideas that are important to you. Feel free to write your own comments and questions in the mar- gins of your Bible.
  5. When you finish reading, write or type the following:

S - SCRIPTURE: Pick one verse from your reading that captured your attention.

O - OBSERVATION: Reflect on anything you can observe about this verse within its context.

A - APPLICATION: Explain how this verse touches or applies to your life right now.

P - PRAYER: Close your time with a simple prayer asking God to help what you learned come alive in you.

 

Learn more about other UHS classes!

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