Welcome to the Acts Bible Study introduction week. This is an online Bible Cafe™ study introduction where we gather in virtual small groups to meet our leaders and community members. Expect to spend one hour together- by Zoom, video, or a private FB group. This is great time to make some new friends! We’ll find out where are you from and what you like most about where you are living.

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Gather with me on Monday nights and you’ll meet women from Ireland, Canada, Colorado, California, and more. In my Wednesday Zoom group we have members from California, Oregon, Texas, Boston, and New York. On Thursday mornings, Stasia Nielsen is leading her Zoom group from Mexico. Friday mornings I am sipping coffee with Dotsi Campbell as we chat about Jesus -virtually. 

Did you notice that we are scattered in many locations? This is something women really love at the Bible Cafe™ Our uniqueness brings a variety of opinions and experiences into the weekly discussion. Personally, I think Heaven’s Banquet Table might look like this too. A diverse blend of ages, life stages, locations, careers, and coffee/tea. Pour me a cup and I will sit with you all day talking about Jesus. 

By the way, I asked a fun icebreaker question this week: If we came over to your house for a visit today, would you serve tea or coffee? Informal or fancy?

After laughing like girls at a tea shop, we started talking about our hospitality (or lack of…) Living near the ocean, I tend to be informal with almond croissants and hot coffee for my guests. Yet on special occasions- like  Mother’s Day or Royal Weddings- I set the fancy dishes, three-tiered trays, and mini tiaras for my guests. Feather boas and velvet hats are a must. As a hybrid in hospitality, I’ll bake a fabulous quiche but fill in the party trays with pastries from the local bakery.

As you can see, the “café” concept is built around community. We look forward to talking about the Bible, sharing a good laugh, praying for one another, and seeing your faces (on Zoom).

Most of the Bible Cafers in the Acts study like to participate by sharing answers AND listening to others. At first, some of the women will observe the group and wait to answer a question. Since this is not a classroom, the leaders do not call on you by name. If you have something to say- speak up. Every voice adds depth to the conversation and we love hearing your thoughts each week.

For this study, our small groups are blended. Some women say they are in a season of spiritual sleepwalking, while others feel spiritually awake. What a great opportunity to learn from one another.

If we notice you are missing from the group or falling behind, many of you asked for accountability. A private message or a text message (Zoomers) was most preferred. Someone said it’s easy to disappear or walk away from a larger group gathering. She’s right. And we have encouraged our leaders to pray for you and keep you on track to the finish line.

When you show up in small group, you add value to the community. We witness your faith and we share our testimonies too.

When God calls us to Bible study, He is calling us to a deeper faith.

Let’s Get Started!

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs. 

14 Comments

  1. Mary Ellen Minyon

    Great article! I praise God for you, all the leaders and for this community! I have loved each study I have participated in and have grown so much in my walk with the Lord.

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    • Christine Abraham

      Goodness, I am so glad we met and chatted each week about Jesus. You are making these pandemic years more bearable as we take our focus off the misery of the world and center our hearts on Jesus. Love you my friend! Be blessed.

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  2. Diana Mitchell

    I’m grateful for the zoom meetings and meeting went of faith from different places. It’s always great to identify other things that connect us outside our faith. Thanks for the blog Christine 😊!

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    • Christine Abraham

      When I first met you in Zoom, my heart connected instantly with the spirit of God inside you. I am so thankful that we met and continue to be friends. You are a blessing in this ministry and I value your friendship. Be blessed!

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      • Rene’

        My heart comes before our Father full of joy, thanks, smiles, praise, wrapped in love for our precious Zoom groups. Each and every woman’s shared experience awakens my walk with the Lord with a breath of freshness. Christine…Thank You ❤️ And may God’s Wisdom and Love continue to pour over you.

      • 🦋Christine Abraham

        I truly enjoy meeting with you in Zoom each week Renee. Be blessed!

  3. Dotsi Campbell

    I am truly blessed to be part of a “family of believers” who have the freedom to say what they believe and live out their beliefs in their homes and in marketplaces around the world.
    GOD IS ON THE MOVE !!

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    • Christine Abraham

      Oh yes, and I have been so blessed to meet you at the Bible Cafe. Hope we have an in-person gathering someday too. Be blessed!

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  4. Sheila Colangelo

    Love this group, have been either a co leader or participant for @ 7-8 years. Come join the Bible Cafe and grow your relationship with our Lord.

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    • Christine Abraham

      Some of my favorite memories are Monday’s with that group. Love meeting you here and hope we meet in person someday too. Be blessed!

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  5. NANCY

    I love Bible Cafe. What a great way to continue my studying of Gods word. I love your zoom group Christine, thank you for making me feel so welcome

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    • Christine Abraham

      I enjoy meeting with you too Nancy, feels like we are sitting at a local cafe together. Be belssed!

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  6. Teresa A Moyer

    I love our Monday night Zoom’s!

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    • Christine Abraham

      I look forward to seeing you each week Teresa. It has been an enjoyable experience to learn about your writing and adventures with God. Be blessed!

      Reply

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