Your Bible study gathering is a valuable time! It’s time spent in God’s Word with others seeking to know Christ better. What steps can you take to make it effective and engaging? Here are three things to do each week:
1. Early in the Week:
Ask God to open your mind and heart to His Word as you study. Thankfully, we don’t have to depend on our own abilities when it comes to understanding Scripture. The Holy Spirit helps us grasp spiritual truths. So, ask Him to help you comprehend all that’s found in God’s Word. Read the Bible passage you’ll be studying and review the Key Doctrine and Bible Skill.
2. Throughout the Week:
Study the passage and the group teaching plan provided in the Leader Guide or the Daily Discipleship Guide. Gather any teaching aids you plan to use (posters, objects for an object lesson, markers, paper, and so on). Collect any extra copies of the Personal Study Guide or the Daily Discipleship Guide for guests.
3. The Day of Your Group Study:
Arrive early and adjust the room as needed. The group time begins when the first person arrives so make sure that is you. Being there early allows you to get extra chairs if needed, hang a poster on the wall, or prepare any other visual aid you might use during your session.
A few simple steps will set you up for success! For more ideas on how to lay the groundwork for a great Bible study, go to page 10 of the Leader Guide or pages 116-117 in the Daily Discipleship Guide.