I have led Bible studies all of my life – or so it seems.
It is what I did as a camp counselor, a youth group leader, a pastor and a friend. It was once a privilege, but it is one that I no longer have.
Here is what happened:
I gave the privilege of leading Bible studies away!
Let me explain.
The last time I met with someone who wanted to read the Bible, I told them that I would be their guide. That is, I would help them by telling them what to read.
Then I said that I would lead our first discussion, and my wife would lead the second one. We would help by showing them how to lead a Bible discussion group.
And then it would be their turn: they would lead our third discussion!
The third study was wonderful. Not only did our friend do a great job of leading the discussion, but she invited another friend to join us. And yes, she has been leading the Bible discussion group ever since!
- Brainstorm five to seven benefits of asking the person who wants to read the Bible be the one who leads the Bible discussion group.
- What paradigm shifts and new behaviors would be necessary for you to give away your privilege of leading Bible studies by the third meeting?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!
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