Spiritual guidance is a very important factor of our everyday life. When it comes to being a Christian, there is a lot of emphasis on being disciplined in studying the Bible and praying. There is also a special instruction to be in constant fellowship with other believers. All of these things cannot be underestimated and attaching importance to each one of them is very crucial to the growth of a Christian. However, while all of these disciplines are important, the root and the basis of growing as a Christian starts with reading and understanding the Bible. Everything you do as a Christian and what you stand for depends on your knowledge of the Bible and obeying the teachings thereof. Unfortunately, we live in a world where the knowledge received from the Bible can easily be misinterpreted and misconstrued by other Christians and especially preachers and teachers of the word. To ensure that you are getting the right doctrine requires that you identify a good Bible study group committed to knowing the truth as it is. The same goes when it comes to identifying good Bible study seminars. What exactly should you look for in a Bible study seminar? What other qualities of a good Bible study seminar? All these are crucial questions that will guide you in picking the right one so that you have the correct teachings.
The first and most obvious quality of a Bible study seminar is that it should actually be based on the Bible. When you’re attending such a seminar, your intention is to study the Bible and so the book that the seminar should tackle is specifically the Bible. The only book that should be used for reference is the Bible itself and not other books or articles written about it. It should be the center of attention and the main focus of the seminar should be to study the word in the Bible. Any Bible study seminar that diverts from the reading of the Bible is most probably one that you should avoid and in doing so you also avoid the possibility of being misled.
The other thing you should look at when considering to attend a Bible study seminar is the reputation and beliefs of the leaders and conductors of the sessions. This is probably one of the easiest ways of establishing the productivity of a Bible study seminar. From the knowledge you know about Christianity, you can judge for yourself if a certain leader teaches the authentic word of God. Given that you live in a world where everything is out in social media, you can easily go through some of the videos or podcasts broadcasted by such leaders so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. They are a good place to start when you want to gauge if a certain doctrine from a certain preacher is authentic or not. Ensure to cross reference their teachings with those in the Bible to see if they agree.