Taking a Cruise? Lead an Onboard Bible Study!

We were on a cruise vacation when I discovered the ship had no Sunday church service scheduled.

I prayerfully approached the cruise director and asked if I could lead a little Bible study/prayer meeting onboard. He gave permission and assigned me a meeting room.

There were about 25 people that first time. I decided to do an overview of the book of Colossians. It went so well that I challenged the group to share their faith when they went ashore.

I had brought Jesus booklets in the languages of the countries we were visiting. Most in the group had never done anything like this before—the idea was intimidating.  However, a few were willing to accept the challenge. I gave each a supply of tracts. We decided to meet again to share our experiences, after returning to the ship.

That meeting was exciting! Those who were willing to move out of their comfort zone found it surprisingly easy!  They discovered most people welcomed the booklets!  It also opened up opportunities for dialog and made it easier for them to get to know the locals.

I did this on other cruises as well.  Typically, about 20 – 40 people attended. Those who came seemed grateful and especially appreciated the time we spent praying for one another.

I am convinced that opportunities abound to serve the Lord—wherever we are.   How about you?  Have you ever considered leading such a Bible study?  Would you?

“Thank You Lord for giving us favor AS we trust in You.”

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to Taking a Cruise? Lead an Onboard Bible Study!

  1. Linda Simson says:

    That is so awesome! What a clever idea! What an inspiration! It’s something we can do wherever God leads us. I’m taking tracts with me to the park, the beach, the cafes, it really does open opportunities even here where I live.

  2. Liana says:

    Have a supply of Father’s Love Letter tracts with me most days. Such a gift to share and an even greater gift when they receive.

  3. Tammy Pratt says:

    Hi,
    I’m so glad I came across this post. My husband and I led a Bible study last year on a transatlantic cruise. It was a last minute idea and a great success. We decided to do it again this year, but more organized. We have a travel agent helping us, so we will have on-board advertising. She will also help us organize shore excursions with a volunteer aspect to them. There is no extra charge for this cruise, or to use Silvestri travel,and she may be able to help you save money.
    Not only are we doing one, but two cruise.
    One cruise will be Rome to Miami, so we will be teaching through the book of Romans. The second cruise is Copenhagen to Miami and we’ll study the Lord working in our lives.
    To find out more, go to. https://www.silvestritravel.com/christian-cruises/
    Again, there is no surcharge for this cruise, we do this out of love for God’s word, it is open to anyone on the ship!

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