PARTICIPANTS SOAP GUIDE
FALL 2023
CROSSWINDS CHURCH | 3360 CHESHIRE RD, CANANDAIGUA |crosswinds.church
Melissa Breyette, Discipleship Director, melissa@crosswinds.church, 585-394-5857
September 2023
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What is S.O.A.P.?
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How does S.O.A.P. work?
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Start by writing down the verse or verses that stood out to you.
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Things to Consider as you Study God’s Word
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Fall 2023 Connect Group Schedule
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