Deciding what to study with your group may feel like a big, sometimes overwhelming, decision. You want it to be interesting, enlightening, applicable, and all those good things, so you might be feeling some pressure to deliver.
Our goal is to equip you with the resources you’ll need to lead your group well. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of recommended studies that will surely generate great conversation, a move toward healthier relationships, and the opportunity for spiritual growth.
Narrow your options.
From spiritual practices and the books of the Bible to career challenges and establishing guardrails, there are a variety of studies that are just a click away. Some are designed for a six-week deep dive while others are a quick, one-week walk in the park. Is your group getting ready to break for the holidays or the summer? Sort the studies by duration to find one that works well with your schedule.
Consider some of the topics or concerns that you’ve heard in your group and sort the online list by category. Need a study that focuses on Dating or Marriage? Choose iMarriage or The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating. Are finances a big issue? Consider Balanced or Crazy Like Us. Looking for a group activity? Try Core vs. Periphery or the Temperament Assessment.
Regardless of which study you choose, your group will learn more about themselves, each other, and their relationship with Jesus Christ, all while building stronger community.
Did someone say free?
Many of our recommended resources are free to our group leaders and can be streamed from our website. So, if you’re looking for a study for tonight’s meeting, that’s clearly the way to go. Others are available for a small cost and can be ordered online, but you’ll need to plan in advance for that. Either way, we ‘ve got you covered!
Still think it’s a tough choice? Why not let each person in your group choose a study or use the last few minutes to let them choose from a narrowed down list. Encourage them to visit groupleaders.org and look for something that sparks their interest or deals with a challenge they’re facing. Chances are, it will speak to more than one person in the group.
Just keep in mind the bottom line--don’t stress about what to study next. Let us help at Groupleaders.org!