Part 3 – Teaching a Life-Changing Bible Study
Now more than ever, people need to hear from God. 22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like someone looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who works — this person will be blessed in what he does.James 1:22-25 (CSBBible)
Life-changing Bible study doesn’t just happen. People need to earnestly seek God. The leader of a class or group needs to spend time engaging in God’s Word and putting together the best plan possible to engage his or her members in the study and application of God’s Word. It is an honor and a privilege to guide people in their walk with Christ. Our goal should always be to make disciples who will make disciples. That is our mandate, our purpose.
Whether the people you lead are meeting in person or online, you need to pray for them and encourage them as servants of the Most, High God. People are struggling with their faith as they live in challenging and difficult times. People need to be reminded that God’s Word can and will be an encouragement to them as well as a guide for life.
People need to:
- Engage God daily through His Word
- Memorize Scripture to guide them daily through life
- Weekly engage with others the truths of God’s Word and love one another
Still need more ideas?
Join us on Monday, August 10th and Tuesday August 11th, for Louisiana Baptists first ever, Digital ReGroup Conference. Not only will this be a timely message for those who lead the Sunday School and/or Small Group Ministry in their churches, but ESPECIALLY for all those who lead a class or small group every week. We need to prepare these wonderful lay people who have the responsibility of making disciples through their class or small group for the New Normal.
We are asking you to commit to one hour. Below, you will see the schedule and the people who can help us understand the opportunities and challenges we face for the next few weeks and months. The webcast is free. All you have to do is register and watch. If you can’t participate in the live webcast, you can view it online. The recording will be available by Friday, August 14th on our website at www.LouisianaBaptists.org/ReGroup20Recap.
Here is the Digital ReGroup schedule:
- Pastors/Staff/Key Ministry Leaders – Monday, August 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM
With Special Guests Steve Bennett, Pastor, First, Moss Bluff, Matt Endris
Pastor, Fairview, Coushatta and Sean Keith, Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist, Louisiana Baptists
- Adult Leaders – Monday, August 10th, 7:30–8:30 PM
Special Guest David Apple, Adult Ministry Consultant, Nashville, TN, and
Jeff Ingram, Adult Ministry & Church Administration Strategist, Louisiana Baptists
- Preschool/Children’s Leaders – Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Special Guest, Mark Jones, Children’s Pastor, Quail Springs, Oklahoma City, OK and David Anderson, Children’s Strategist, Louisiana Baptists
- Student Leaders – Tuesday, August 11th, 7:30-8:30 PM
Special Guests Blake Lewis, Middle School Pastor, First, Haughton; Ray McCon, Minister to Students, Walker, Walker and Brandon Lewis, Youth Strategist, Louisiana Baptists.
Mark these dates and times on your calendar and make every effort to join us live.