You have to because it’s up to you.
Your “job description” as a small group leader assigns the responsibility for choosing what your group will study to you! Most small group leaders enjoy this freedom. At least for a while! Eventually, however, most leaders grow weary of trying to figure out what to study next. Or how to put together a study plan that is not just a series of random topics. Or what resources to gather to make all this happen. Smallgroup.com is the perfect solution to give you a head start in planning the next Bible study session AND getting ahead of the planning curve.
You want to because your group deserves more.
Most small group leaders are given some direction as to what the topic or text for their next small group session should be. Many are provided curriculum materials. Others are provided discussion questions, notably in churches with sermon-based small groups. Yet most group leaders want a little more. Just the right illustration. Just one or two more great questions. Just one or two nuggets that will stimulate conversation. Smallgroup.com is the perfect solution for the group leader who wants to get those extra ideas, and the perfect tool to capture all you want to say, ask, and do in one easy-to-use format. Even if you have prescribed topics, it will help you make them better. If you don’t, it will make everybody think you do!
You need to because your people have unique needs.
There are many great Bible studies available that can help you make disciples. Those authors know a lot of true things. They know a lot of helpful things. Even with these materials, however, it can be difficult to anticipate the specific needs of your group members. Smallgroup.com is the perfect tool to find questions and comments that touch the needs of your members. As the group’s teaching-shepherd, equipped with the knowledge of what your group members are battling, feeling, and pursuing, you can do more than set them up with knowledge. You can lead them to the individual truths they need to wrestle with in order to be more like Jesus.
It’s easier than you think.
Bible study is, of course, serious business. Doctrine matters, and making disciples is the mission left to us by Jesus Himself. But that doesn’t mean that crafting the content to help your group discuss and apply the Bible is only for people with seminary degrees. You know your people. You know the culture and direction of your group. You know how Bible studies work. With some help from a trustworthy source, you are capable of preparing the right Bible study for the right group of people at the right time.
If you want to try building your own Bible studies, Lifeway has a tool that can help you get started. Smallgroup.com is an online library of discussion-driven and even video-enhanced Bible studies you can customize so that your small group can have content that fits its discipleship needs. It’s trustworthy. It’s simple. And you can try it for free to see if building your own Bible studies is beneficial for those your lead.