Dwayne McCrary, the leader of the adult Explore the Bible team, recently hosted a group of leaders by Zoom to demonstrate how he uses the digital version (PDF) of the Explore the Bible Daily Discipleship Guide to create an online group experience. The meeting began with Dwayne leading a Bible study group and then transitioned to him giving a look under the hood, explaining how he created that online group time. The meeting was recorded and excerpts of that recording are available for you to view. Granted, these excerpts do not include all this group discussed but the you are provided with a model and an idea of how that experience was created.
Excerpt 1: The Group Experience. In this segment, Dwayne leads a group of seven men through a study of Romans 10:5-13, session 9 of the Spring 2020 Explore the Bible study of Romans (suggested for use on April 26). This segments serves as a model of an online Bible study group. View the segment.
Excerpt 2. Going Under the Hood. In this segment, Dwayne gives the group a 10 minute explanation of how he created the online group time using the digital Discipleship Daily Guide, the digital Leader Guide Commentary (DOC file), the adapted group plans for online groups (view), and the weekly leader training podcast (listen). View the segment.
Best Practices. The adult ongoing Bible study team leaders at Lifeway put their heads together and created a best practices document for leading an online Bible study group. Download.
Digital Resources. Go to curriculum.lifeway.com to secure the digital versions of the Spring 2020 resources.
Questions? Contact Dwayne McCrary, team leader for adult Explore the Bible at firstname.lastname@example.org.