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Explore Scripture With a Bible Reading Plan

More than 80% of Christians report never opening their Bible outside of Sunday morning services. Let that sink in for a minute. If the Bible is our sacred, God-breathed GPS for doing life as a follower of Jesus, then why wouldn’t we want to read it?  What’s more, if we are called to truly know Jesus on a personal level and walk with Him, don’t we need to at least read the books that give us first-hand accounts of His life and ministry?

Reading the Bible offers countless benefits to believers, whether it’s your first time cracking it open or your tenth. We have a variety of reading plans available to fit your interest and schedule. Most of our plans require no more than 15 minutes of reading per day! No matter which plan you choose, whether a full-year plan or a 40-day plan, the important thing is that you’re committing to spending more time in God’s Word. Our prayer as you begin reading is that you would gain a better understanding of God’s character and grow deeper in your relationship with our Savior.

2024 Bible In A Year Reading Plans

For our year-long plans, we’ve chosen a couple different plans to fit people’s interests and goals. The first one is a plan created by The Bible Project that will take you through the entire Bible. Each day consists of a brief scripture reading along with a psalm. By the end of this plan, you’ll have read through the entire Bible and all the psalms more than twice!

Our second plan is one that will take you through the entire New Testament in a year, plus Psalms and Proverbs. Each day features a core reading as well as a psalm or proverb.

You can find both of these plans in our JCI mobile app. If you’d prefer, you can also follow along with our printed study guide, which you can find in the vestibules just inside the Worship Center doors, the Connections Center, and the Prayer Room.

Other Bible Reading Plans

We understand that tackling the entire Bible in a year can seem intimidating. Or maybe you’ve read the Bible in its entirety and are looking for a more targeted, specific reading plan. The plans below offer season- or topic-specific readings that will help you dive deeper into specific areas of God’s Word.

Getting Started with Our Bible In A Year Plan

Follow these five steps to join us as we explore the Word of God and learn how to live more like Christ. Note that you can only read the full Bible plan in the YouVersion app. Our New Testament plan was created just for Journey. If that’s the plan you choose, you’ll have to do follow the printable plan or follow along with the plan in our JCI app.

Step 1

Get the App

Download The Bible App by YouVersion to your mobile device. If you’ve never signed up before, create an account.

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Step 2

Find Journey

Once you’ve created your YouVersion account, set Journey as your church. To do this, search for “Journey Church International” in the Discover area. Select our church’s profile (hint: look for our JCI logo), then click “Set As My Church.” Choose who you want to see this update, and you’re done!

Step 3

Join Our Plan

Now you’re ready to join our featured Bible reading plan. Navigate to our church’s profile, if you aren’t already on it, and scroll down to see our Featured Plan. Select our featured plan logo and then click on “Start Plan” from the plan overview page.

Step 4

Start Reading

Jump in and get to reading! Each day in the app will give you the day’s reading along with a brief video to watch before each reading. Once you’ve completed that day’s passage, you can discuss what you’ve read with any friends with whom you’re doing the plan with. (Check out our FAQs to see how to read as a group!)

Step 5

Let Us Know

Reading together is always better than reading alone! If you’re jumping into either one of our reading plans with us, let us know by filling out the form linked below.

Read the Bible as a Family

Reading the Bible is for all ages! Getting your kids and/or students involved with our yearly study of God’s Word is a great way to help them know Jesus better and grow as Christians. We have several options and recommendations depending on your child’s age group. You can find those and more resources (like kids’ Bible recommendations) on our Come & Surrender resources page.

Birth - 5th Grade

For Journey Kids

6th - 12th Grade

For Journey Students

Additional Resources

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FAQs About Our Bible Reading Plan

Our plan uses the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible, but you can use whichever translation you prefer. Reference and study Bibles are great options as well. The only type of Bible we recommend not using is a chronological Bible, because it will likely be laid out differently than the plan we’re following. You can also always use your Bible App.

For a comprehensive list of Bibles we recommend for all ages, visit our Come & Surrender resource page.

Don’t worry! You can join either plan any time of year; just jump in and start reading from the beginning. Even if you missed some weeks, there’s a good chance you’ll be more in tune with the Word of God than ever before!

A study guide isn’t required to participate in our bible reading plan. All you need is the plan you’ve chosen and your Bible!

Absolutely! Encourage anyone and everyone around you to join the plan. Within the YouVersion Bible App, you’ll have options to share the plan with friends via text, email, direct message, and more. They’re not required to join our church in the app, nor are they required to attend our church. Of course, they’re welcome to join us at any time!

If you’re using the YouVersion Bible App, you can invite people once you join The Bible Project plan. When you click “Start Plan,” you’ll be asked if you want to complete it individually or with friends. Choose “With Friends.” You’ll then be prompted to invite friends you’ve already connected with on YouVersion. To invite people who aren’t using YouVersion, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the share icon next to the plan link. You can then choose to send the link to anyone via text, email, direct message, and more.

If someone you know wants to be part of our church’s Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app, have them search for our church using the same steps outlined above, or send them our church profile’s direct link.

You sure can! Download and print our daily reading calendars any time. You can find the full Bible plan here and the New Testament plan here.

Still Have Questions About Our Bible Reading Plan?

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