People start arriving Saturday night for CT around 5:30 pm, hang out, drink coffee, and start gabbing! (Sometimes it’s an effort to get people seated!) But the Bible study usually begins around 6:00 pm. At CT we get away from the formalities and traditions which aren’t as relevant to modern minds, because these often interfere with the real, timeless message of Jesus Christ.
Visitors often remark how surprised they are to discover the relevance and usefulness of the Bible. At CT relevant issues like personal growth and relationships in marriage, or with family and friends come alive in the Bible. The teachings attract an audience from diverse backgrounds and ages, mainly because the Bible addresses the deep needs of the human soul which we all share.
The Bible study lasts for about 45 or 50 minutes, then an open-floor discussion begins because studying the Bible usually raises very interesting issues for people. It’s a great opportunity to simply observe and see how easy it is to share and talk in this group. Then people share their burdens or thoughts in prayer to God. Anyone can pray and it turns the meeting into a real Koinonia (the biblical word for “fellowship”). Then Saturday night kicks in! People are in a great mood, and often find CT is a great place to meet new people, make plans, then go spend some time with old and new friends.
Also, there no need to worry if you have children. OASIS offers childcare and classes for all ages during CT, while other student groups carry on their own meetings.