- Open the meeting with leader led prayer.
- Inform the group about the format for each week.
- Explain. The group will read about the tool being taught.
- Model. The group will practice the tool being taught.
- Debrief. The group will review the tool being taught.
- Remind the group to review Tell, Teach and Train on their own. Knowing this information is the key to becoming an effective disciple maker.
- Look at The Big Picture together. Read it slowly so people have an idea of where they are in the disciple-making process.
- Read about the spiritual conversation (FARM/FORM) in its entirety. It is important to read the complete instruction about each week’s tool. Click campus resources if you are training students.
- Model what you just read. Demonstrate the tool with the entire group. You can pick one person for the entire conversation or four different people (one for each letter). This is a key first step in helping people learn the tools.
- Practice what you just modeled. Divide the group into smaller units and move them into break away groups. Direct them to practice with each other what they just saw modeled. One fun way to practice the FORM/FARM conversation is by playing tag with it. One person in the group starts by asking another person the F question. That person then asks another person the O question. That person then asks another the R question. That person then asks another the M question. State the M question word for word as found in the book. Feel free to read it from the book or website. This gives people a chance to learn at least one effective method of informing people about the life Jesus offers, and asking for a response. Do this for several rounds. Try to give everyone a chance to go through the M part of the conversation.
- Review what you just practiced. Gather the group back together into one larger group and ask them two key questions. The first question is, “How did it go?” The second question is, “Will someone in the group teach us how to do the tool we just learned without looking at the book?”
- Encourage them to apply the tool they learned during the coming week. Remind them you’ll be asking themabout it next week. Let them know everyone will make different progress on this each week.
- Offer a resource. The Heart Reader, by Terri Blackstock. Tell them each week you’ll be offering a resource for those who want to go deeper and read on their own. This is not required reading and will not be discussed in the meetings.
- Watch Girl on a Bench. This is just for reflection.
- Pray as a group. Ask group members to lead out in prayer about the meeting.