PCP 269: 9 Tips For Effective Small Group Leader Guides

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Healthy small groups are vital to healthy churches. In this episode, we share 9 practical things you can do to help ensure you are writing and creating good small group leader discussion guides for your groups.

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Here are the 9 tips we discuss in this episode:

  • Sermon based is the easiest/most consistent
  • People will already have done their homework (if sermon based)
  • Start with a couple of announcements
  • Do some ice breakers
  • Break up Biblical text into multiple sections with a couple fo questions and a brief description
  • Include questions about life and experiences, not just bible and theology
  • Avoid inductive Bible study questions
  • Keep it to 6-8 questions
  • Send the guides out before Sunday

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