Small Group Leader’s Guide
6. George Barna recently did a survey among born again Christians and found that the biggest impediment standing in the way of their spiritual growth was lack of time, not lack of desire. Would you agree or disagree with this? Why?
7. What ways can you find the time necessary for spiritual growth? Are there things in your life the Holy Spirit has been convicting you are non-essential or even detrimental, things that you should give up? Would you allow the group to pray for you about this?
__I will read my Bible __ minutes a day, __ days a week this year
__I will listen to the Bible on cassette tape __ minutes per week this year
__I will pick-up a Daily Bread booklet and read it and my Bible __ days a week
__I will record my insights from the Bible in a journal __ days per week this year
__I will purchase and use a Bible study book/tool this year (Bible Dictionary, Bible Encyclopedia, Bible Commentary, Bible Concordance, etc.)
__I will plan to attend the “Open Book” Bible Study seminar on March 3, 9:00 to noon, and practice some new methods of Bible study this year (register by calling 924 4525)
__I will read a book this year on how to study the Bible
__I will eliminate some non-essential activities from my schedule and spend __ hours per week in Bible study this year.
__I will memorize __ verses of Scripture each week this year
__I will study and practice the art of Scripture meditation ___ minutes a week this year
__I will attend a Bible study group (Precept, Bible Study Fellowship, Women's/Men's Bible study) and participate this year
__I will buy a different translation of the Bible and use it this year
__I will buy a Bible Study program for my computer and use it this year
__I will register for a Bible study course at Moody Northwest
__I will begin attending a Adult Elective class on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays
__I will write out my Bible Study objective on a 3x5 card, give it to a friend, and have him/her ask me regularly how I’m doing (for example, “My goal: 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week”)
__I will join a Small Group and ask them to help me achieve my Bible study goals this year
__We will do the Family Time Bible study this week
__We will begin a family Bible Library
__We will memorize a passage together each week this year
__We will read through a book of the Bible this year
__We will ask each other once-a-week, “What have you learned from the Bible this week?
__We will attend a family Bible camp or conference this year