Talk

Helping People to Mature Through Group Bible Study

Description

For Christian leadership to be useful for the Kingdom of God, it must encourage people to a vibrant walk with the Lord. But much of what constitutes biblical leadership today is lifeless and banal. This workshop looks at the model of the early church and how small, intimate groups promoted authenticity in a walk with God. We consider how a leader can encourage spiritual growth and accountability by means of shepherding, mentoring, and fellowship. The practice of group prayer and a willingness to be vulnerable can result in knowing each other "by heart." We look at practical methods for obtaining balanced participation, encouraging preparedness, and how to make good use of time.