Updated: Sep 26
Throughout October we're going to explore the topic of SERVICE using the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal, "Building on a Firm Foundation."
"So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teacher, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." Ephesians 4:-1112
If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, you can follow along with us using the BQ Calendar, another BQ journal, or whatever personal study materials you have that fit this particular season of your life.
Here's a "SERVE" page I did several years ago using some fabric-style washi tape to make it extra quilt-y.
You may access the year's full list of references as a free printable with code FREELIST. They're formatted as bookmarks, so cut out the one on Service and let's get started!
Add the dates on the October calendar page by handwriting them, stamping, or applying stickers. Then add the daily verses, the next BQ Zoom chat, and whatever devotional goals you may have for the month.
Color and decorate with washi tape or seasonal stickers however you'd like!
Thanks to Mary Jo, a local Bible Quilter in Tulsa, for curating our collection of verses this month.
Writing out the scriptures onto a flip card set helps us become familiar with the verses and the surrounding passages to understand it in context. Once completed, the flip cards make a handy personal reference or a resource to share with a friend who might need extra encouragement from the Word.
If you want to shorten the time spent prepping your flip cards, we've got a digital version of all the verses typed out and formatted. Just print and cut, then slide the cards onto a binder ring!
Once you've gotten your scriptures gathered up, you're all set to begin the 2-page spread in the Monthly BQ Journal. It's also available as a printable if you don't have the journal.
It will be so rewarding to build upon these verses as the month progresses.
We also have the featured template of the month, the Toolbox, to decorate. We can use verses from our reference list that impact us or create with additional scriptures we've discovered along the way as we've studied this topic.
October is almost here!
I'm prepping the Blessing Jars template featured for October in the 2023 BQ Calendar.
Mark your calendars for our next BQ Chat to discuss this month's topic and some fall-focused BQ pages:
Resources that might be helpful to you this month:
blog post: Tools for Growth