Scripture Engagement


The work of Scripture Engagement (available on the Bible Gateway website) comes from Taylor University in Indiana and is an evangelical form of Lectio Divina (an ancient practice of studying scripture through the heart as much as the mind).


Scripture Engagement; tools; singing scripture; journaling scripture; hand copying scripture; storying scripture

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Encounter a living God in scripture through the Scripture Engagement tool.
  • Apply the material to small groups, Sunday School classes, collaborative preaching groups, and more.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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