Reading the Bible Together

Coram Deo is a Latin term which means “before the face of God” or “in the presence of God.”

It is to be our spiritual posture as we approach God’s Word together in our weekly small group gatherings. We meet to pray, study, and reflect upon God’s Word and share lives with each other.

What happens in these meetings?

Each week we read a portion of the Bible together then ask diagnostic questions about what the author intended for the original readers to know and respond. We also take time to discover what the passage says about who Christ is or what He has done. Then we ask questions about how what we just read might affect us in our own contexts today, and how we can share it to others.

Who can join these meetings?

Our CDG sessions are designed for people who are new to the Bible, Christians who may be struggling with their Bible reading, or believers who simply want to learn from the wisdom of others in reading the Bible together and asking intelligent questions about it.
We also welcome people who struggle with understanding the Bible, and yes, even for people who have lots of questions about the Bible—we welcome everyone to join us!

What version of the Bible are you using?

We are using the English Standard Version (ESV).

Are there any other schedules aside from the one listed here?

Can’t seem to join in any of our Coram Deo schedules? We are keen on helping groups and individuals to own, read, and study the Bible for what it’s worth. Should you wish to learn to study the Bible for yourself or have a group of friends or family you’d like to study the Bible with, please contact us to work something out.

Coram Deo Group Schedules

CDG Ortigas

  • Starbucks, Ayala Malls the 30th
  • 7:30 PM
  • Contact Person: Pastor James Chu

CDG Manila 

  • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL), 2/F Robinson’s Manila, Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila
  • 7:30 PM
  • Contact Person: Moises Acayan

CDG Makati

  • Starbucks, Paseo de Roxas – Makati
  • 7:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Ivan Laurenciano

CDG Manila 

  • Coffee Project, Taft Avenue, Manila
  • 10:00 AM
  • Contact Person: Ivan Laurenciano


CDG Manila

  • Bo’s Coffee, SM Manila
  • 4:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Ivan Laurenciano


If none of these schedules work for you, we would be happy to start one at your home or your work place. Please contact Pastor James for questions or further information.