- Open the meeting with leader led prayer.
- Review the tool taught the previous week. Ask someone to explain it and see if anyone had an experience applying it.
- 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 One Thing Study in its entirety. It is important to read the complete instruction about each week’s tool.
- Model what you just read. Demonstrate the tool with the entire group. Have them all do a One Thing Study together. O: Ask them to read the same passage of Scripture. N: Ask a couple to share their one thing. E: Ask them to pray about their one things.
- 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 read and saw modeled. One person in the group lead the rest of the group to do the three steps of a One Thing Study together from the same passage of Scripture. Give everyone a chance to share their comments and pray about them. If time permits, rotate leaders and repeat the process.
- Review what you just practiced. Gather the group back together into one larger group and asking 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?” Ask another person to teach the other tool (FORM conversation) learned the previous week. The group can help those posing as teacher.
- Encourage them to apply the tool they learned during the coming week. Remind them you’ll be asking them about it next week. Let them know everyone will make different progress on this each week.
- Offer a resource; Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper.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.
- Pray as a group. Ask group members to lead out in prayer about the tools.