- Open the meeting with leader lead prayer.
- Review the tools taught the previous week. Ask someone to explain and see if anyone had an experience applying it.
- Look at The Big Picture together. Read it slowly so people can have an idea of where they are in the disciple-making process. You’ll be doing this each week.
- Read about Discovery Study 1 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. Do an abbreviated version of Discovery Study 1 by asking them to just pick one thing it says about God, and one thing about man. Then, ask one person what they would do and another person who they can tell.
- 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 leads the rest of the group doing a Discovery Study 1. If time permits, do it again with a different leader.
- Review what you just practiced. Gather the group back together into one larger group and ask them two 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 tools learned the previous weeks. The group can help those in the teacher role.
- 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. Radical, by David Platt. 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 This is Discipling or How Discipleship Works. This is just for reflection.
- Pray as a group. Ask group members to lead out in prayer about the tools and video concept.