Discover how easy it is to facilitate your own gathering. Get step-by-step guidelines, flexible reading plans, and tips for best practices.


Attend PRS a few times


Join PRS 1-3 times per week

Hosting & Leading

Form 1-2 PRS groups


3+ groups formed

Interested in starting a gathering?
  1. Identify a committed group of people (3 or more) and determine your meeting location and frequency (2–4 times a month).
  2. Choose a reading plan (for 20 minutes or more each time) and a dramatized audio Bible that can be played on your mobile device or computer.
  3. Provide print copies of the Bible in the same translation as the audio Bible so participants can read along.
  4. Agree on a facilitator for the session. (Tip: Having a rotation of facilitators gives everyone an opportunity to lead.)
  1. Welcome everyone, then briefly introduce the Old Testament passage for 1–2 minutes. [e.g. “Today, we will be listening to (insert Scripture reference). For context, (refer to Scripture introductions in the guidebook). Now, we will open with praying a Psalm.”]
  2. Play a Psalm as an opening prayer, followed by the Old Testament selection.
  3. Invite participants to pause for a minute of silent reflection. Then briefly introduce the New Testament passage.
  4. Play the New Testament section, then invite participants to pause for a minute of silent reflection.
  5. Play a Psalm as a closing prayer.
  6. Share and discuss reflections from the passages. [Optional]
  7. Thank participants for coming, and encourage them to invite friends and return the next time. [Sample Closing Script]

The Public Reading of Scripture App

With built-in reading plans, embedded videos, and high-quality production, this app makes the public reading of Scripture easier than ever before.

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It is amazing how listening to a theatrical reading of the bible gives you such a good visual perspective. Especially while you are also following along with the written Word.
Terry Mertink, Focus on the Family