TUC121 is an idea based on a book called ONE2ONE.  The idea is to link up two people to spend a short time a few times a week to read the bible today and pray.  This was not a replacement for the bible study groups or prayer groups, they were not mentors and mentees, they were just two people who were making a commitment to encourage each other’s spiritual growth.

First step is to pair up.  It doesn’t matter if the pair is the same age or different, same spiritual maturity or not.  You can find your own pair … or send an email to Phil with the message “Pair me up, Phil” and he will!

Then the comment is to meet 4-10 times over the next month for a maximum of 10 minutes each time.  As I said, it can be a phonecall, zoom, in person … whatever.  It can be every second or third day or once a week … whatever.  But put it in your diary and prioritise it.

Then for that 10 minutes, the plan is this.

Say hello to each other.  Max of 30 seconds of small talk.  This is not the time for sharing … do it at the end if you must.30 Sec
Read a short passage together … out loud … half the passage each.  (I have 4 different options below for you to choose from of varying lengths)  The passages will only take a few minutes, but it is important that it is out loud. 4 mins
Very briefly … is there anything that jumped out.2 mins
MOST IMPORTANT … one way that might I apply this passage to my life this week.3 mins
One person closes in a simple prayer.30 secs
Total10 mins

Options for reading the bible together:

Psalms (4 Sessions)

  1. Psalm 42:1-11
  2. Psalm 91:1-16
  3. Psalm 107:1-15,43
  4. Psalm 148:1-14

I AM (6 Sessions)

  1. John 6:26-40
  2. John 8:12 / John 1:1-14
  3. John 10:1-18
  4. John 11:17-27
  5. John 14:1-13
  6. John 15:1-17

Micah (5 Sessions)

  1. Micah 1:1-7; 2:12-13
  2. Micah 4:1-8
  3. Micah 5:1-6
  4. Micah 6:1-8
  5. Micah 7:7-9,15-20

Colossians (5 Sessions)

  1. Colossians 1:1-14
  2. Colossians 1:15-23
  3. Colossians 2:6-15
  4. Colossians 3:1-17
  5. Colossians 4:2-18