You have probably seen all the videos and worked through lots of book studies, but how often have you had a firsthand discovery experience in the Word of God?   

WHAT IS A 3Q STUDY?

The 3Q Study is a Bible study experience designed to equip each participant with a simple but extremely meaningful way to study the Scripture, and possibly even prepare them to lead a 3Q group of their own.  The 3Q represents 3 Questions that that should guide the study of Scripture.

1. What do I see?                      – Observation

2. What does it mean?               – Interpretation

3. What do I do with it?              – Application

HOW? – The class would begin with some basic instructions on how to study the Bible.  Students would then be emailed a weekly worksheet to help guide them through study the passage that will be discussed.  When the class comes together, Jim will lead mostly by facilitating the discussion that the students generate through their own study.  

WHO IS LEADING?  – Jim Johnson is the primary facilitator.   Jim led Fellowship Bible Church of Longview for 32 years.  His ministry as a pastor is complete.  He has no ambition to plant a church or pastor one, but he does have an ongoing burden to equip the church. 

DOES IT HELP? 

Jim has brought this study to Fellowship Bible of Longview, Hillview Baptist church (Henderson) and White Oak Community Church (White Oak).  It has recently need offering as a community experience in his home.

This is what the students have had to say, “Great way to dive into the Scriptures whether you are a beginner or lifelong Bible reader.”  “I highly recommend taking this class.”  “A must do if you are serious about your Scripture study.”  “It was fun and informative.”    “The 3Q approach to studying scripture has really enhanced my understanding of God’s word in such a powerful way. It has taught me to break down scripture verse by verse and word by word to get the who, why, where and when of what the Author is trying to convey. I’m 63 years old and have found this to be the most effective method for the comprehensive study of scripture that I have ever used.”   “This has the most rewarding time in God’s Word I have ever had and I attribute my growth in The Lord to now having a great learning tool at my disposal. I highly recommend this study.” 


Here are some comments from those who recently participated in the abbreviated 8 week plan:  From a single mom:  I would recommend this class to anyone interested in searching the Scriptures and growing a stronger closer relationship with God and having more confidence in sharing scriptural truth with others.  Because I am lazy, I have become too dependent on other to dig and learn and then spoon feed it to me.  I lack discernment as a result.  This encourages me to teach my adult children and my grandchildren what I’ve learned.” 

From a businesswoman: “It gives you wonderful tools to dig into God’s Word in more depth.  Helps you ask the right questions and helps you get a better understanding of a passage.” 

WHO IS WELCOME? – Everyone couples and singles!  No childcare however!

WHERE? – We will meet in the home of Jim and Sharie Johnson in White Oak, Texas

WHEN? – Tuesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 or so.   Starting January 31st.    The class will go for about 8 weeks concluding sometime in early April

HOW MUCH?  – No charge!

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF EACH STUDENT?

            – To be committed to and involved in a local church.

            – To attend the 3Q study on a regular basis.

– To print off the worksheet each week and use it to explore the Scripture.

– To participate in the discussion. 

WHAT 3Q IS NOT?  This is not nor will it ever be a church plant, nor an effort to replace the local church.  This is a study with a terminal date, designed to equip you so that you go can and bless your local church with what you have learned.

SO HOW DO I SIGN UP?   Go to the contact tab on this web site.  Send me your name and email and let me know you’ll be coming.  I can also answer any questions you might have there.