SUMMARY: In this episode, Brian and Chris speak with Lynn Pryor, a team leader for adult resources at Lifeway, about how the Bible Studies for Life curriculum starts with topical life issues as an entry point into God’s Word. Lynn discusses how this starting point can encourage and facilitate groups to invite new members and encourage evangelism efforts—particularly in the studies titled Unvarnished Truth and Unstoppable Gospel. Lynn also shares some insight about how Bible Studies for Life resources are created with the needs of a variety of group members in mind.
In addition, Brian, Chris, and Lynn discuss a blog post by Chuck Lawless on thomrainer.com titled “10 Ways to Make Your Small Group More Evangelistic.”
The Groups Matter Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups For The Rest Of Us.
GUEST: Lynn Pryor is a team leader for adult resources at Lifeway. He and his wife, Mary, lead a Bible study group for young adults and have survived raising two sons to adulthood. A graduate of Southwestern Seminary, Lynn has previously pastored and served churches in Texas. Follow him on his blog at lynnhpryor.com.
EPISODE SPONSOR: This week’s episode is sponsored by SmallGroup.com. SmallGroup.com is an online subscription service that allows churches and group leaders to create customizable, sermon-based group bible studies. Visit the Groups Ministry blog for a quick how-to tutorial, or visit SmallGroup.com to begin your free 2-week preview.