"I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
John 15:15
A Follower is someone who already follows Jesus and is interested in being in relationships where they help someone grow by reading the Bible together.  
Being the Follower doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re an expert or a teacher; it just means you’re keeping the conversations on track.
We’ll give you the training and resources to do this well.

You may already know a Friend or two who you want to invite to read with you.
That person could be a believer who would benefit from reading the Bible with you.
That person could be a seeker, in whose life you can sense God working.
Or you may want to offer yourself to read with someone, though you don’t yet have a Friend in mind.
That’s okay—we’ll pair you with someone when you sign up.

To be the Friend in the relationship means that you would benefit from reading the Bible with someone.
You may have someone in mind who would help you grow as you read the Bible together. In that case, connect with them about this.
Or perhaps you do not have someone in mind. In that case, we can help pair you up with someone.

If you want to offer yourself as a Follower to help someone grow by reading the Bible together,
sign up by clicking this link here.

If you want to be the Friend who receives some guidance as you read the Bible, click this link as well, 
and we’ll make sure you get paired with someone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does “one-to-one” mean reading with one other person only?

A. No, not necessarily. If you are reading with a natural pair (e.g., married couple, best friends), reading with two or even more people is certainly useful. Just remember, the larger the group, the less time there is for personal dialogue. As such, we strongly urge you to keep the group to three or less.

Q. Do I choose who I meet with or can you help me find someone?

A. If God brings someone to mind, invite that person. If you are not sure who to invite, or you would like to read with a student, we can help make the connection. Just ask. 

Q. Do we need to meet in person?

A. Not necessarily. We know of people who are reading one-to-one across the world, literally, using Internet video-conferencing tools (e.g. Zoom, FaceTime, Skype). But this does not usually work well unless it is based on a previously established relationship. As long as you have the established relationship, you can definitely read one-to-one online. 

Q. What if emotional issues arise that require counseling?

A. Love the person but do not try to counsel. The 3VC office can help you refer your friend to counseling or Stephen’s Ministry. 

Q. If I am the “follower,” am I expected to be a teacher?

A. No, in fact, the relationship is not a “teacher-to-student” relationship. It is simply two or three friends reading the Bible together, discussing it, and applying it to their lives.