ChurchNext announces new series of LIVE online Bible studies

Each study will be led by an expert instructor on Wednesday evenings, beginning in September

Forward Movement
Posted Aug 15, 2018

ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement, will host three new live-streaming Bible studies this fall, beginning September 12. The Wednesday Night Bible Study series can be taken online anywhere in the world through the ChurchNext platform, which incorporates Zoom conference meeting technology to bring thought leaders on each subject directly to participants.

“Many churches have traditionally singled out Wednesday nights as a time for spiritual growth, but busy schedules have made that difficult. However, with today’s technology things have just gotten easier,” said ChurchNext founder Chris Yaw. “We’re excited to bring these timely and crucial discussions to an accessible platform for anyone interested in growing their faith.”

Each study runs six weeks, with the following topics and instructors:

The Bible and Racial Justice will ask probing questions around God, racism, and the Bible. Taught by the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, author, professor, and inaugural Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary.

Heretics in Good Company examines how the church has handled the answers to important questions of belief and doctrine, especially in the light of scripture. Taught by Forward Movement Executive Director the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn and Episcopal priest and author Melody Wilson Shobe.

The Bible and Evangelism will look at relevant and effective ways of sharing the Gospel in today’s world. Taught by Episcopal priest and author Marcus Halley.

“Members of smaller churches will find the Wednesday Night Bible Study helpful, because this might offer the energy of a larger group setting for learning and study,” said Gunn. “For larger churches, we hope they’ll enjoy the variety this offers, supplementing what the church already offers.”

All three Bible studies begin in mid-September and run for six weeks; they are taught live Wednesday evenings from 8-9 p.m. EST, unless otherwise noted. They are free to subscribing ChurchNext congregations, dioceses, and individuals who purchase a $9/month ChurchNext subscription. Find out more and sign up at

ChurchNext is a ministry of Forward Movement and provides online Christian learning experiences that help shape disciples and evangelists. Forward Movement inspires disciples and empowers evangelists through publications, conferences, apps, and websites. Since 1935, Forward Movement’s offices have been in Cincinnati, OH. Learn more at