To develop and foster good OIA Bible study skills, few things are as effective as frequent practice with a group of people. This page serves as a table of contents to my series of posts on how to lead such groups. Pick any post that interests you, and you can click through the rest of the series from there. If you would like to train more people to lead such groups, see my series on how to train a Bible study apprentice.
Why Lead Bible Studies?
What is a Bible study?
Why have Bible studies?
10 Good (But Not Great) Reasons to Join a Bible Study
Is Your Bible Study Group-Centered or Christ-Centered?
What Kind of Bible Study Should You Lead?
Another Way to Think About Bible Studies
Getting the Group Started
Preparing to Lead
Practice #1: Depend on the Lord
Practice #2: Figure out what God has said
Practice #3: Allow the message to change you
Practice #4: Decide how to lead your group toward what God has said
Practice #5: Consider the Beginning
Leading the Meeting
6 Bad Habits to Avoid
Different People are…Different
8 Effects of a Wise Leader’s Words
3 Disciplines to Develop Wise Speech
Keep the Context Front and Center
Move the Group Toward the Main Point
How to Encourage Heart-Oriented Application
Praying in Bible Studies
Outside the Meeting
One Vital Behavior Determines the Success of Your Teaching Ministry
It’s Worth It to Know Your People
Community-Building is Not Optional
Community-Building Ideas for Your Bible Study
How to Know Whether Your Bible Study was a Success
How to Tell if Someone Knows God
Training Others to Lead
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