Immerse: Beginnings

Immerse Beginnings Summer Reading Challenge

This summer, we’re embarking on an all-church, eight-week journey to read through the first five books of the Old Testament together in a fresh, transformative way. Many of you joined us for the Immerse Messiah challenge in 2019 and loved it. This is a continuation of that same series, focusing on the first part of the Old Testament. Beginnings is written in the easy-to-read New Living Translation (NLT), and chapter and verse numbers have been removed so that it reads more like a novel.

The Beginnings books are available through several avenues:

  • In the SBC Cafe bookstores for just $10 each
  • Purchase at any SBC campus display on June 6
  • Order from Tyndale Publishing (use discount code SBC30)
  • A Kindle version of the Beginnings book is available here
  • An audio version of the daily readings is on Apple Podcast

We’re starting several Beginnings discussion groups that will meet weekly in person or on Zoom to discuss what God is teaching us. This is a great way to go deeper in your study, meet new people, and get more connected at SBC. Below is a current list of groups you can join. Please contact each leader directly for location and more information.

Immerse Beginnings Groups

Type of Group/LeaderCampusSunMonTuesWedThursFri SatLocationContactFirst Meeting
Women/Minister Brooke HellestraeCactus9:30amCactus campusBrooke’s email6/16/2021
Couples/Arece & Emily HamptonCactus7:45pm92nd/Shea602.757.25046/15/2021
Anyone/Matthias & Melissa LinkeCactus6pm24th/CactusMatthias & Melissa’s email6/7/2021
Anyone/Tyler & Monica CroweCactus6pmCactus campusTyler’s email6/8/2021
Young Adults/Worship Leader Emily GerardCactus6:30pmTatum/BellEmily’s email6/10/2021
Young Adult Women/Ashley DomresCactus6:30pm7th/ThunderbirdAshley’s email6/9/2021
Young Adults/Jake Collins & Emma BachaliCactus6pm32nd St/Indian School720.519.91706/8/2021
Anyone/Pastor Rich Griffith & Mike WhitchurchFountain Hills6:30pmNorth ChapelRich’s email6/8/2021
Women/Connie MattinglyNorth Ridge10amTroonConnie’s email6/9/2021
Women/Helena WilliamsNorth Ridge9:45amNR A1Helena’s email6/6/2021
18-24 Singles/Minister in Residence Steven WidgerNorth Ridge6:30pmMain LobbySteven’s email6/7/2021
Anyone/Pastor Jimmy GuvvalaNorth Ridge9:45amNR A2Jimmy’s email6/6/2021
25-29 Singles/Pastor Jimmy GuvvalaNorth Ridge6:30pmNR YTH RoomJimmy’s email6/7/2021
Anyone/Polly FrisbyNorth Ridge6:30pmWestland/81st StPolly’s email6/15/2021
40s Singles/Pastor Jimmy GuvvalaNorth Ridge6:30pmNR YTH RoomJimmy’s email6/10/2021
Anyone/Pastor Ryan HeathOnline6:30pmZoomRyan’s email6/7/2021
Women/Jill Hoekstra & Karen SaroianOnline7pmZoomJill’s email6/8/2021
Women/Nancy McMahanOnline6:30pmZoomNancy’s email6/8/2021
Anyone/Winn Sammons, ElderOnline6:30pmZoomWinn’s email6/9/2021
Women/Minister Jessica NeillShea10:30amShea A8Jessica’s email6/10/2021
Men/Pastor Bob DrewShea8amShea CaféBob’s email6/15/2021
Anyone/Immerse & Worship/Shea PastorsShea6:30pmChapelRegister here6/10/2021
Anyone/Minister in Residence Chris EdgmonShea11:30amShea A6Chris’ email6/13/2021
Anyone/Continuity of Scripture ClassShea9:45amShea A4Cathy’s email6/13/2021
20s-30s Singles/Friday Night SinglesShea7pmMtn Vw/Hayden440.708.82236/11/2021
Anyone/Gary GrafShea12pmShea Café480.390.51496/10/2021
Anyone/Brandon JunkinShea7pm101/Broadway602.877.97486/12/2021
Women/Charmaine CarribonShea9amShea CaféCharmaine’s email6/8/2021
40s-50s Singles/Hillary JohnsonShea6pmGreenway/60th St480.652.88856/8/2021


Week 1Week 2Week 3
Day 1: pp. A9-7Day 6: pp. 45 -55Day 11: pp. 83-91
Day 2: pp. 7-16Day 7: pp. 55-61Day 12: pp. 91-100
Day 3: pp. 16-24Day 8: pp. 61-66Day 13: pp. 100-108
Day 4: pp. 24-35Day 9: pp. 66-74Day 14: pp. 108-113
Day 5: pp. 36-45Day 10:  pp. 74-81Day 15:  pp. 113-122

You can still register using the “I’m In!” button so we can send you encouraging emails, enter you in giveaways, and more. Questions? Email

I’m In!