2 Ways to get plugged into Scripture in 2019




2019 Bible Reading & Memorization Plan

Starts Feb 18

We encourage you to start with us February 18, so that we can be connected as we read through the Bible together. We have partnered with 2 different apps to create an all incompassing plan.

Each week we will memorize scripture using the Bible Memory app (search "First McKinney Plan".)  In addition you can join us as we read the Bible daily through the YouVersion app as we read through the “Read the Bible for Life 4+1 Plan.”  Below You will find the links to the Bible Memory app, YouVersion app and downloadable pdf’s.



2019 Memorization Plan

Bible Memory App (search First McKinney Group)

In just a little over 45 you will memorize a scripture each week.  By starting in mid-February and spending a few minutes each week you will have over 4o scriptures commited to memory. 
If you are not able to start on time you can find what week/date we are on using the pdf and then go back, or just start at day one and re-adjust the dates as you go.


How to get started memorizing

1. Download the Bible Memory App from Apple app store

2. Click the groups tab on the Main Menu

3. Choose "See all groups" and search for "First McKinney"

4. Join the group by creating a free Bible Memory Account

5. Check in each week for the scripture of the week.


Dowloads and Links

Bible Memory App

First McKinney Scripture Group


Don't have an iphone?

Download the pdf  BIBLE MEMORY PDF

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2019 Bible Reading Plan

Read the Bible for Life 4+1 Plan on YouVersion

In just a little over 300 days you will read through the entire Bible by reading from 4 different places each day. By starting in mid-February and spending around 13 minutes each day reading the 5 entries for that day, at the end of the year, you will have read the whole Bible and Psalms 2x. The advantage of this type of plan is that you will be exposed to various parts of the Old and New Testaments simultaneously, which will keep your reading fresh and remind you of “the whole counsel of God!”

If you are not able to start on time you can find what day/date we are on using the pdf and read along and then go back, or just start at day one and re-adjust the dates as you go.

How to get started Reading

The YouVersion Bible App (for smart phones/tablets):

Read the Bible for life Bible 4 +1 plan on Youversion
If you search for the plan on directly through YouVersion (to do this click the plans button on the bottom of the app) make sure you get the "Bible for Life 4+1 plan"

How to move your plan start date:

Need more help with YouVersion:

Downloadable PDF's

SPRING (February-May)

SUMMER (June-August)

FALL (September-December)

ALL SEASONS (September-December)

Kids Bible Reading Plan (Fed-May)

Kids Bible Reading Plan (Summer)

Kids Bible Reading Plan (Fall)

Click HERE to download "How to Study your Bible" guide

Sermon Notes:

Did you know we load the sermon notes on YouVersion live?  Search for First McKinney under the live section in your YouVersion app.


How to study your Bible

Most people believe that personal Bible study is critical for spiritual growth. However, they don’t know how to get started, and they feel overwhelmed. As a result, they decide they need someone else to explain what God’s Word says and miss out on the incredible blessing of hearing God speak directly to them through the Bible.

Here is a one way of many that you can use to study your Bible daily: Click for pdf 

There are additional resources located on this page to help you grow closer to God in your Bible study.  If you have any additional questions please feel free to email us at


Additional Resources

Recommended Books:

  • 30 Days to Understanding the Bible (by Max Anders) Understand in a basic way how the Bible is put together. Awesome foundation for everyone’s personal Bible study. 
  • Living By the Book (by Howard Hendricks)  Gives an inductive approach to studying scripture along with unique procedures for observation that will lead  to rich time with Jesus in His Word.


Bible Reading Plans and Websites:

Get Connected:

FIRST MCKINNEY is a gathering of many smaller groups called Life Groups. These groups look a lot like the New Testament Church. In these groups, we devote ourselves to what the Bible teaches - to fellowship, to breaking bread and to prayer. We base our teaching on God’s Word and want to invite you to join a Life Group and dive into Scripture with other believers. Click HERE for a current Life Group listing. Email John Shapiro if additional information is needed.