See below for small group content suggestions and practical suggestions to make your small group work.
To view the small group member and small group leader role definitions, click here. For small group commitment document examples, you can find them here.
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Watch these videos and use these discussion guides from NT Wright about different topics and books in the New Testament. These resources are specially crafted for small groups and don't require a lot of preparation work--just watch the video together and discuss. Let WCF staff know if you'd like to do one.
The Bible Project offers a large range of free videos and discussion guides for getting to know the Bible through main themes as well as Bible book overviews.
Explore your spiritual gifts in your small group with this free assement tool and resource library from Discpleship Ministries UMC. Then read this small group guide from SmallGroups.com.
Explore the Biblical text with this podcast, from the historical context to the literary genre. The Bema Discipleship Podcast is engaging & easy to listen to, walking through the Bible from the beginning.
This book makes spiritual formation practical. Through a brief survey of thirteen different spiritual disciplines, Foster invites you to practice each one on your journey with God--its a great journey to take in community with others!
Wondering what God's will is for your life? This book explores this question with the subtitle "How to Make Every Decision with Peace and Confidence". There are included study questions for small groups.
Learn about yourself and your group by doing this workbook together and explore how to nurture those around you in a language that speaks to them.
What's the enneagram all about? Value the diversity in your group and explore this book to "find your unique path to spiritual growth".
Explore any book in the New Testament with these small group Bible study guides from N.T. Wright.
This can be a very challenging obstacle for groups. You might consider the following models for childcare:
Consider these guidelines from SmallGroups.com:
If you're having lots of conflict, in your group, grow in your understanding of yourself and each other with a Conflict Assessment Tool. For example, the US Insitute of Peace has one that can be found here.
The best way to handle differing expectations is to discuss expectations in your first meeting and to develop a small group commitment document. The following quesitons may be helpful in developing your document?
Find some examples of a small group commitment document here.