The Berean Club
Every alternate week between February and November.
The Berean Club was initiated by Dr Richard Moore in 2002. It commenced as a study group in the Mt Lawley home of one of the members of Perth Baptist Church. Since then it has moved to the Church, where it is currently held at 1 pm every second Sunday from February to November, having been re-named Berean Central. In addition, there are now two other groups meeting in the south (on alternate Fridays at 7 pm) and in the north (on alternate Saturdays at 3 pm). Some also join our Bible studies on Zoom. These three groups (Berean South, Berean Central and Berean North) provide more opportunity for participation, and use the same study material.
The Berean Club takes its present name from Acts 17.10–12. When Paul and his companions arrived in Beroea in the north-east of the Greek peninsula, he visited the Jewish synagogue in that town. While listening with interest to Paul’s message of good news about Christ, the Jews examined their (Old Testament) Scriptures daily to see whether those Scriptures supported Paul’s claims. In the same spirit, the Berean Club encourages a spirit of open inquiry around the Scriptures, as God’s message to us.
Over the years a variety of biblical books and topics have been studied, with opportunity from time to time for the members of the Berean Club to indicate their study preferences for the following year. We are studying the Gospel of John in 2024.
If an individual Christian or a congregation is to grow, it is essential for them to be biblically literate. The Berean Club aims to fulfil this function by a thoughtful and informed approach to the Bible and the Christian faith.
Each meeting is planned to occupy 1 to 1.5 hours with the study followed by prayer. For more information, please contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.