And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
2 Timothy 2:2
Paul’s words to Timothy still apply to us today. The church needs teachers who clearly and fearlessly teach the Word of God. With this in mind, The Bible Teacher’s Guide (BTG) series was created. This series includes both expositional and topical studies, with resources to help teachers lead small groups, pastors prepare sermons, and individuals increase their knowledge of God’s Word.
Equipping Small Group Leaders is written as a church leadership training. Individual small group leaders can use this to train and further equip themselves to lead small groups, or education directors and pastors can use this training to prepare new small group leaders and sharpen experienced ones. There are four major lessons: The Why, the What, the Who, and the How of Small Group Leadership. The How can be divided into several separate lessons which includes working through a sample small group Bible study. Each lesson is sprinkled with discussion questions to cultivate discussion and sharing tips among those being trained. The leader of the training can use the curriculum in one of two ways: (1) It can be used to develop his or her own lessons, or (2) it can be read as a group while pausing at strategic places to add insight or answer discussion questions.