Box 7 WORD 2017

Devotional Life Designed for Drum Corps

Spiritual Growth is Possible this Season!

Box 7 WORD 2017 is designed to bring truth and hope about Jesus into your drum corps life. Whether this is your first time exploring Christian faith, or a refresher for you, this resource is designed light-weight and flexible to make sense in the DCI summer schedule. 

​Box 7 WORD 2017 - Weekly Devotional Posts

The format for each week includes several options:

  • ​Short Scripture Passage from the Book of 1 John
  • Daily Prayer Prompt
  • 1 John Teaching Podcast from Breakaway Ministries and Ben Stuart
  • Personal Reflection and Obedience
  • Focus Group Questions (for a small group with your section, tour job, bus, etc)
  • A Psalm Reading, and More!
1 John Explained (From The Bible Project)
Watch this video to learn the history, literary structure, and themes of 1 John.
Week of May 28 – June 3 // Who We Are // 1 John 1:1-4
Why is Jesus proclaimed?  For true fellowship and joy.Box 7 Tip: Find your “spot.”Find a “spot” for time with God.[...]
Week of June 4 – 10 // Walking In The Light // 1 John 1:5-10
How do we live in fellowship with God and other people? Box 7 Tips:If you did not try last week’s[...]
Week of June 11 – 17 // Knowing That We Know // 1 John 2:1-11
​How do we know that we are in fellowship with God? ​Box 7 Tips:Are you building some close friendships where[...]
Week of June 18 – 24 // Forgiven & Free // 1 John 2:12-14
​How does God's grace apply to our guilt or shame? Box 7 Tip:If you are beginning tour this week, there will[...]
Week of June 25 – July 1 // Do Not Love The World // 1 John 2:15-17
What exactly about "the world" does God want us to avoid? Box 7 Tip:With the increasing time around buses and shows,[...]
Week of July 2 – 8 // Antichrists // 1 John 2:18-27
​How do we know when people deny or redefine Jesus Christ? Box 7 Tip:How have your free-days or laundry blocks[...]
Week of July 9 – 15 // The Fight // 1 John 2:28 – 3:10
​How do we win over sin? Box 7 Tips:It’s that time of the summer, when some dating relationships on tour[...]
Week of July 16 – 22 // Love One Another // 1 John 3:10-18
​What is the visible, historical mark of Christian community? ​Box 7 Tip:Is there someone in your corps (member or staff)[...]
Week of July 23 – 29 // From Condemnation to Confidence // 1 John 3:19-24
​How do we overcome our inner voice of condemnation? Box 7 Tip:Do you have some real life plans or school[...]
Week of July 30 – August 5 // This is Love // 1 John 4:7-21
​Are you truly free to love other people? Box 7 Tips:What memories or performance moments do you want to remember[...]
Week of August 6 – 11 // Keep Yourself from Idols // 1 John 5:18-21
Why should we guard ourselves from idolatry? Box 7 Tip:For this last week together, if you have final words for[...]

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 based around 1 John, we have suggested one passage for the DBS process.