- Open the meeting with leader led prayer.
Review the tools taught the previous weeks. 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 Foundation Studies. It is important to read the complete instructions about each week’s tool.
- Model what you just read. Demonstrate the tool with the entire group. Do an abbreviated version of Foundation Study. Pick a study, ask one person to read a verse, ask another to give an answer, and ask another to read the notes.
- 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. Have the group pick one Foundation study, and one person serve as the teacher while the rest of the group are students. Rotate the teacher position after each point of the Foundation Study.
- 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 tools learned the previous weeks. The group can help those posing as teachers.
- 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: Mission Creep, by Larry Osborne. This is not required reading and will not be discussed in the meetings.