Leading a group by printing out discussion guides or workbooks is fine, but using technology in your group is even better. It allows you to model one-click access to related content and Bible verses, encouraging group members to do the same outside of your group meeting. Here are some tips for using technology in your group:
Encourage people to use their phones or tablets
Yes, some people still prefer paper. But you can’t click on paper. Encourage people to pull out a phone or tablet and follow along with you. Get them clicking on related content and Bible verses for themselves.
Connect to a TV for your group
If you’re meeting in a home or at church, take the time to connect your phone or computer to a TV so your group can view videos, articles, and discussion questions. Click to related content and Bible verses to discover and share God’s truth together.
Share the next lesson digitally
One of the benefits of using technology in your group is that you’re teaching the group members how to discover biblical truth using the online resources. Share the link for the next lesson (via text, email, or social media) to encourage group members to discover the truth outside of group.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.