Lamplighters includes three fundamental components: individual inductive Bible study, weekly teaching, and small group discussion and prayer.
Inductive Bible Study – Since 2006, Lamplighters have used the inductive study method, which requires only an individual, a Bible, and the Holy Spirit to bring the Word of God alive. By studying inductively, we are more closely connected to what Scripture says to us at this particular time and place. Click here for a printable Inductive Bible Study bookmark to help guide your study.
Teaching – Monday evening and Wednesday morning Lamplighters listen to live lectures about the week’s scriptures. The Wednesday morning lectures and lessons are posted here and can be downloaded for easy access by Lamplighters who meet at other times.
Small Group – Lamplighters meet in small groups of approximately 10 women to discuss the scripture, share applications to their own lives, and pray for one another. Discussing scripture in groups often brings new insights, and studying and praying with the same group over time increases our accountability and allows us to see how God is working in our own lives and in the lives of others.
Schedule – The Lamplighters year follows the school calendar. We begin in September, take a break between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and wrap up our study in mid-April. Wednesday morning Lamplighters do not meet when the Austin Independent School District is closed for holidays or bad weather.