Box 7 WORD 2016

Devotional Life Designed for Drum Corps

Jesus Came to Seek & Save the Lost

The book of Luke is a thoughtful narrative in the Bible on the life of Jesus Christ. For this summer, let’s join together in these short readings, conversations and prayers to see what God can teach us about His Son -- who he actually was, what he actually said, and what he actually did. 

Box 7 WORD 2016 is designed to bring this story about Jesus into your drum corps life. Whether this is your first time discovering Jesus, or a refresher for you, this resource is designed to be light-weight and flexible so that you can adapt to the DCI summer schedule.

Are you feeling lost?  Are you becoming friends with anyone this summer who is lost, or maybe ashamed?  One of the most beautiful and relevant themes you will see in the book of Luke is that Jesus has a relentless heart for people who are outcast, poor and spiritually lost.  

Besides reading through the book of Luke, we have an audio resource you can listen to on tour.  Check out the "Jesus + The Outsider" series from Breakaway Ministries (below).  These podcasts might turn ordinary free time or a bus ride into a life-changing experience this summer.

​Box 7 WORD 2016 - Reading Plan: Luke

The format for each week includes:

  • ​Short introduction and prayer thought for the week 
  • Four scripture readings (about 5 minutes each) from the book of Luke
  • Suggested podcast links for personal/group listening
  • Discovery Bible study resources for small groups
Week 6 // July 3 – 9
Overview for This WeekSome of Jesus' teachings in Luke 13 and 14 are triggered by Israelite conflict with the Roman[...]
Week 5 // June 26 – July 2
Overview for This WeekChrist's mindset grows more intense as he sets his travel toward Jerusalem. He talks more about opposition,[...]
Week 4 // June 19 – 25
Overview for This WeekJesus continues to call people to follow him. He sends out 72 of these followers to spread[...]

Breakaway Podcasts for DCI 2016

These podcasts are a way you can hear the Gospel and God's Word taught in a relevant way for people in drum corps.  Each Breakaway talk is available for free in the Breakaway App or about 35-40 minutes long (plus an optional post-logue). 

To go along with reading the Book of Luke this summer we recommend the Breakaway Ministries podcast series “Jesus + the Outsider.” These talks will help you see with more clarity the transformation and forgiveness that Jesus offers at no cost to you and your friends in drum corps.

Part 1 - Jesus + The Ashamed // Luke 5

Part 3 - Jesus + The Lost Boys // Luke 15:1-32

Part 4 - Jesus + the Dirty Girls // Luke 7

Part 4 - Jesus + the Social Outcast // Luke 19:1-10

Part 5 - Jesus + The Crucifiers // Luke 22:33-34

How would Jesus have us live our lives through these topics in our generation?  If you can only listen to a few of these teachings during the summer, we most suggest you listen to Parts 1, 5, and 6 for the summer.  When you get home for the fall, Parts 2, 3, and 4 will be helpful for your transition home.

Part 1 - Technology // Luke 5:16

Part 2 - Church // 1 Corinthians 12 + 13

Part 3 - Money // Matthew 6:19-34

Part 4 - Ethnic Diversity // Ephesians 2:8-16

Part 5 - Healthy Conflict // Ephesians 4:15

Part 6 - Narcissism 

Discovery Bible Studies for Small Groups

We encourage members and staff in DCI to focus on more frequent gatherings with people near them by section, tour job, bus / housing assignments.  If you think about Box 7 community being primarily multi-section / or all Christians in your drum corps, it will not be feasible to meet often.  Aim for smaller groups with people you actually cross paths with; you might call these "Focus Groups."

Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) are a simple, conversational method for anytime you have 15 minutes or so with a group of 3 or more. DBS is also great for people who are new to reading the Bible!  For each week of the Box 7 WORD reading plan through Luke, we have selected a couple passages that will be effective for a small group meeting.