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A Menu to follow in your DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY GROUP


Here is a the menu that is suggested to follow in these Discovery Bible Study Groups.


I want to suggest that you follow the following script in the weekly group.


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"Welcome to the Journey/Discovery Group."


Discovery Process


Question 1- How did you do with what you learned last week?

- How did you do with last week’s "I will" and "sharing"?

 - With whom did you share last week’s lesson?

 - How did you put into practice what you learned from last week’s lesson?


Question 2 - What are you Thankful for?

An easy way to jump into the group.

Call on someone by name, “Sara, what are you thankful for today?

This question will help you expose the group to prayer. Prayer is expressing our thanks to God.

Eventually you will be able to show them to how to express thanks to God rather than one another.


Question 3 - What is the biggest challenge you are facing today?

Authenticity is key to a community of Jesus followers. This question helps people learn how to relate deeper.

 Be careful though, this question can lead to time management issues in the group. Using the word, “today” or “one thing” can help limit the discussion so this question doesn’t derail the group.


Question 4 - Do you know someone you could serve this week?

This could be one of your neighbours, workmates or then someone in this group.


Question 5 -What is God saying?

- Read the designated passage aloud in 2 different versions if available.

 - Have one person re-tell the passage in their own words.

 - You may want to appoint that person before you read.

 - Ask others to help add to what may have been missed or their insights


Question 6 - If this is God speaking what will you do about it?

Develop a tangible statement that will put into practice what you learned from the designated passage.

 For example, “I will take 10 minutes a day to reflect on how much God loves me”

 

 “I will begin to recycle because God has given me the earth to take care of.”


To get them to make good “I will” statements you might need to take a few minutes of silence to let each person think about an “I will” statement then ask someone to start sharing what they have developed.

 

Work to get “I will” statement specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound.

Make sure someone records the “I will” statements so you can ask next week about them.


Question 7 -Who will you Share with what you learned this week?


© Christo Nel 2019