Buckhead Church

9 to 12 Month Just Grad Groups

Curriculum Guide

The following studies (displayed by topic) are suggested for a 9-12 month Just Grad Community Groups. You'll find tips and suggestions for leading your 9-12 month group following the curriculum suggestions.


Recommend resources by category

First 6 Weeks

Purpose / Identity

Finances

Spiritual Growth & Practices

Personal Growth

Relationships & Marriage

Books of the Bible

These free PDF resources developed by North Point Ministries will help you facilitate practical, topic-based discussions about the Bible in your group.

One-Session Resources

In between studies? Select one of our one-week studies as a way to engage with your group on important topics like giving, serving, and investing in those who don’t know Christ as well as to understand each other’s personalities, spiritual gifts, or spiritual pathways.

Leader Tips

The following leadership suggestions will help you in leading your 9-12 month group.

Start Well

  • Start your time together with Community: Starting Well in Your Small Group.
  • Use the Leader Guide to help facilitate great meetings.
  • Using the Sharing Stories Resource will help you get to know one another.

Begin with the end in mind.

  • As a group you’ll only get about 26 weeks together (13 if you meet every other week)
  • This will allow you to do 4-5 studies per year.
  • Be thinking early about who you can invite into leadership. You might invite them to lead a discussion or series, plan a social or an ice breaker.

Choosing studies

  • Shorter studies are better (6 weeks or less).
  • Do a “felt need” early on (related to how to be/have a better ______), and then spiritual/boundaries/growth.
  • Try a book or study of the Bible (at least) once during the year together
  • Pick two studies back-to-back, to flow right from one to the other
  • Consider: “Now that I’ve heard their stories, what do I want them to know?”
  • Ask group for input:  “I’d like to learn more says about ______.”

Budget your group’s time

  • Take the last week of the month off
  • Encourage people to connect outside of group during that week
  • Try to serve once a semester together
  • Plan on meeting about 12 weeks per semester together