The 2012 Synod Assembly Bible Studies were presented in video format to highlight different types of small group Bible studies. Each week pastors hold "text studies" to discuss the texts for the coming week. These are usually geographically coordinated, often by city. They are often open to anyone - clergy or lay - who will be preaching in the coming week and can focus on the lectionary readings or alternative lessons. This video demonstrates the type of discussion that might come out of this kind of exploration of scripture.