Bible Studies

For interested international students, FOCUS offers Bible studies. Below are details for those studies that were offered during the 2018-2019 PSU academic year.

Have you ever wanted to find out what is in the Bible, but found it too hard to read? Now is your chance to learn some of the important stories and teaching of the Bible. Teaching is aimed towards those who have little or no experience in learning the Bible in English.

* You will increase your understanding of new vocabulary words.

* You will learn stories that are common knowledge to speakers of English.

* These studies typically use a discussion/question format in an open, accepting environment.

See also our page of Christian Meetings for International Students


Beginning, Investigative Bible study for International Students

Description: Get together with Sherrie with other international students and scholars to gain an introductory understanding of what the Bible is all about.

Meeting time:

Every Sunday 9:15-11:45am at Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 SW Vermont St Portland, OR 97219. Transportation is also provided from VUE apts at 8:45am upon prior arrangements with Sherrie.

Leader: Sherrie Love, Phone: 503-752-5595


Bible Study/ English Practice With Jodi Decker

(currently suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak)

Starting soon... Friday afternoon's: A group of ladies will study the book, "Telling each other the Truth" by William Buckus (a Bible Based book on relationships). Please text or Email Jodi at 360-601-4340, if interested.

Meeting time:

With Jodi and Haley: Saturdays, starting October 6th, 10 - 11: 15 AM: a more advanced Bible study with a group of gals who want to learn to study the Bible for themselves as they also practice English.

Meeting location:

Grace Bible Church (1431 SW 12th Ave.), SW 12th and Clay (just 2 blocks from PSU on SW 12th Ave). Enter by the small door on the north side of the church.


Other opportunities for Bible Study:

Some FOCUS staff and associates (FOCUS volunteers) offer Bible studies in addition to the ones listed above, so if you are interested, you can also ask your FOCUS friend if they know of other studies. Return to this page to see the latest information regarding Bible Studies.

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