Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more.

With some basic preparation, you can do a great job helping a small group discover and apply God’s truth together.

Key Points:

  • Preview the lesson.
  • Show the video.
  • Ask the questions.
    • Don’t be anxious about silence. When you ask a question, give people time to think it over.
    • Don’t answer your own questions. Wait for someone to speak up.
    • Don’t comment on everything. Make space for the group to comment. One way to draw this out is to say, “What do the rest of you think?”
    • Don’t worry about questions you can’t answer. It’s okay to say, “I don’t know.”
  • Close with a prayer.

Quote This:

We believe that people grow as they discover and share truth together.

See Also: Mentoring

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Do you learn best from: reading, watching, listening, or discussing? Explain.
  3. Why is it important to preview the lesson in advance?
  4. What are some differences between teaching a Bible lesson versus guiding a discussion?
  5. What are some of the strengths of the discussion approach?
  6. What are some pitfalls to avoid as the discussion facilitator?
  7. What other questions do you have about guiding the discussion in your small group?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Small Group Host Training series.