Leading a Great Small-Group Bible Study

Leading a Great Small-Group Bible Study

Practical tips and methods to help your group move below the surface

Most churches' small groups are study groups. Most study groups are Bible study groups, or use thematic curriculum based on Scripture. This tool will help you learn how to create a climate of growth and community within your Bible study group, including ways to use the group to reach seekers. Find out methods of private Bible study to prepare for each group session, and discover how to guide stimulating discussions.

The Study Before the Study
Every leader needs solid individual preparation time before the meeting starts.
Psalm 119:18

Asking Rock-Solid Questions
Jesus' method of teaching often included asking questions, and so should yours.
Acts 18:24-26

How to Lead a Good Discussion
Follow these basic principles for leading a small group.
Hebrews 5:2

Questions for Digging Deeper
Open up your group Bible study by strategically introducing these angles on the text.
Acts 17:11

Mature Believers, New Believers, Same Group
Leading a group with longtime Bible students and rookies requires a balanced approach.
1 Corinthians 3:2

The Faith-Sharing Bible Study
Groups that study Scripture together can be an open door to the unchurched.
Jeremiah 33:3

Additional Resources
Books, downloads, and websites to help develop small-group Bible study leaders.

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