Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron will host “Reading the Bible with Jesus,” an inspirational four-session Bible study on the book of Mark with Bryan Moyer Suderman Feb. 16-17.

An itinerant Bible teacher and singer-songwriter from Kitchener, Ontario, Bryan Moyer Suderman has spent more than 25 years finding creative ways to engage people of all ages in scripture. He is a teaching associate of the Church Leadership Center of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.

What can followers of Jesus today learn from Jesus’ approach to scripture? What if today’s Christians not only sought to imitate how Jesus lived and how he treated people, but also how he read and interpreted scripture? Participants in the “Reading the Bible with Jesus” workshop will explore these and other questions.

Cost for this four-session study will be $20, which includes the Bible classes on Friday evening and Saturday, lunch on Saturday, and snacks. The fee will be collected at the door. In order for event organizers to have an accurate count for lunch, participants must register by Thursday, Feb. 14To register, contact See the event brochure for more details.

On Sunday, Feb. 18, Bryan Moyer Suderman will visit Summit Mennonite Church in Barberton, taking part in the morning worship service beginning at 9:30 a.m. After the worship service, he will perform a community concert for all ages. A potluck meal will follow the concert.

Congregations partnering in this effort to bring Bryan Moyer Suderman to Ohio include Martins Mennonite in Orrville, Summit Mennonite in Barberton, and  Sonnenberg Mennonite and Salem Mennonite in Kidron. Organizers also received a ministry grant from the Ohio Conference to help fund these events.

To learn more about Bryan Moyer Suderman’s approach to teaching about scripture, see the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary website: More information about Bryan Moyer Suderman is also available on his website: