Now I know what you’re thinking: Bible study groups are boring and filled with people who think they’ve read and memorized every page. But the latter would be defeating the point of a study group in the first place!
Personally, I believe that Bible study groups should be dynamic. Since I volunteer at our local parish, I think it’s a good idea to have a well-rounded organization where adults and young people alike can discuss biblical matters. If you’re thinking of starting one yourself, I’ll give you some tips below.
- Find inspiration
Do you feel that calling to start a study group? It’s vital that you first gain divine wisdom before being on your way to the organizing process. Prayer and meditation will help you gain inspiration.
- Have a vision
What exactly is your aim for the Bible study group? Is it for knowledge of the Bible? Will it be for reflection? Will it pave the way for participants to live their lives as good Christians? Beginning with the end in mind will build the foundation of your group.
- Identify your target
Are you aiming your Bible study group towards young people? Or are you targeting adults? Incorporating some fun things such as games and interesting facts may attract teenagers, while adults might prefer a more straightforward discussion.
- Train group leaders
Delegation is important. That is why training group leaders is a good idea. They can handle the group whenever you’re not around. More importantly, they can also administer sub-groups within the assembly for members to understand the Bible better.
You can’t predict the personality and preferences of each member of the study group, and that’s why your approach should cater to them so they’ll be interested in joining in the days to come. Make sure they enjoy the whole experience and always see to it that they learn something in the process.
So, are you ready to start your own Bible study group? Then good luck!