Does your small group Bible study have a prayer emphasis? Many of us have had a hard time being consistent with our personal prayer time. Some folks are finding that a very effective tool for them has been the "Take A Knee In Prayer" 30 day challenge. You might be interested in checking it out. This has helped many develop a pattern of daily personal prayer. To get more information CLICK HERE
Church growth experts are telling us that the future of the church is small groups meeting for Bible study and fellowship. More and more people who are hungry for spiritual growth are discovering that 12 or fewer people coming together for prayer, Bible discussion and fellowship promotes spiritual growth and opens the door for the Holy Spirit to affect their lives.
Most of us realize the benefit of meeting in small groups to discuss the scripture and our journey of faith, but many of us do not feel confident to conduct a Bible study on our own. A benefit of the Daily God Walk is that we offer a study guide that gives 4-5 lesson plans each month based on the content of the Daily God Walk devotional.
When you subscribe to receive the Daily God Walk printed edition you also receive the printed Study Guide for the month and access to a PDF file that you can download and reprint, with permission, as many times as you want.
SPECIAL NOTICE: We are now offering a special edition of the Daily God Walk which includes a study and reflection page for each daily devotion. Click here to get a copy of a recent month
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Last year we started having meetings in the park. Every Sunday morning we would have coffee and muffins and at first people came for the coffee. Now we will have 25-35 people every week.
The picture above was taken recently on a cold Sunday morning. It was raining, the wind was blowing and it felt cold enough to snow. We invited everyone to go to our second Sunday meeting because it was so wet and cold.
Our second Sunday meeting is in a building. We call it "Church in the Building" as opposed to our first meeting which we call "Church in the Park." At the end of our second service we asked who would like to give their heart to the Lord and 10 people responded.
Many of those who attended had never been to church except the church in the park and it was a great blessing to see them respond to call of Christ.
I believe in small group meetings. - Paul Smith
If you are interested in leading a small group Bible study, or just participating in a small group I invite you to do two things. First, register to receive our newsletter, God Walk News. In the newsletter we have articles about small groups, testimonies of transformations, and information about the Daily God Walk devotional.
The second thing we invite you to do is to attend our online meeting on Monday evening at 6PM. On that online meeting we offer tips and ideas about leading an effective small group Bible study.
Register to receive the God Walk News by giving us your name and email address in the form below. There is no charge to participate in this meeting it is simply a ministry we offer folks who are interested in small group ministry.
When you register you will be given access to two books as well as the online meeting.
The first book is the Daily God Walk devotional for the month. The second is a book many have found encouraging called Tough Times Produce Tough People.
Be sure to give us your name and email address on the form below.
When we look at the New Testament model for the church we see five factors that were making it effective in the lives of those early believers.
We find this model in Acts 2:42-47. In that Scripture passage we learn the value of a few people coming together for Bible study and how the Holy Spirit was released to work among them.
Look at the pattern followed by the early church:
Can you see the pattern? They devoted themselves to studying the teaching of the apostles; They continued to meet together in their homes for fellowship, encouragement and deepening their spiritual life. As they did that the Holy Spirit worked among them to do awe inspiring works (verse 43) which led to many new believers being added to their numbers.
This page will link you to many resources to help you in your spiritual journey and to give you resources for conducting effective small groups. Visit this page often because it is constantly being updated. When you visit be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this page.
Many of my friends have interesting stories of Small group Bible Studies. Some of them are humorous, some are inspiring and some are even embarrassing.
How about you? Do you have a story about meeting in a small group to study the Bible that others might enjoy reading? If you do here is an opportunity to tell it in your own words on your own web page.
Be sure to tell your friends to visit your page and read your story.
Do you have a great story about your experiences in a small group Bible study?Share it with us - and with your friends who will visit this page!
Click on the links below to read the stories of experiences others have had in small group settings.