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advice for leading a Bible study group please :)

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hi guys!

I'm a co-leader of a Skype Bible study group and I'd appreciate some advice, if anyone has any. I feel like the 1.5 hrs that my group spends together isn't structured enough. We spend around 30 mins just catching up (there are 6 of us) before getting into the msgs from our various churches that weekend. Then we sort of just end up with a topic and go with that.

One or two of us usually has a verse of scripture to offer but the conversation just feels so *scattered* and while I enjoy leading activities, I'm finding it challenging to reign everyone in and stay on one topic... if that's what I should be doing. Is it ok for us to go from topic to topic, or should I clear my throat and direct the conversation every now and then? I feel like it might seem pushy. A few times I've "led" the discussion and it went great, and a few times it went not so great. It feels like by the time our conversation really becomes focused, it's time to take prayer requests and wrap up.

I feel that I'm doing something wrong but can't figure out what.. if anyone has any experience leading Bible study, esp online, I'd really appreciate it.

God bless!
 
Member
hi guys!

I'm a co-leader of a Skype Bible study group and I'd appreciate some advice, if anyone has any. I feel like the 1.5 hrs that my group spends together isn't structured enough. We spend around 30 mins just catching up (there are 6 of us) before getting into the msgs from our various churches that weekend. Then we sort of just end up with a topic and go with that.

One or two of us usually has a verse of scripture to offer but the conversation just feels so *scattered* and while I enjoy leading activities, I'm finding it challenging to reign everyone in and stay on one topic... if that's what I should be doing. Is it ok for us to go from topic to topic, or should I clear my throat and direct the conversation every now and then? I feel like it might seem pushy. A few times I've "led" the discussion and it went great, and a few times it went not so great. It feels like by the time our conversation really becomes focused, it's time to take prayer requests and wrap up.

I feel that I'm doing something wrong but can't figure out what.. if anyone has any experience leading Bible study, esp online, I'd really appreciate it.

God bless!
Go to a Christian Book store, they should have a great number of studies to look at. Pick one that everyone in the group would like. Or maybe select a few, show them on skype an see which one they might like and either let then go buy one or you buy them and send each of them a copy. You have a unique Bible study, maybe other might try it now that your have brought it to our attention. Blessings.
 
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That's a great idea! One of the members suggested that we study Mark so maybe I can find one focused on the Gospels. Thanks!
 
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