- Open the meeting with a leader-led prayer.
- Review the tools taught in the previous weeks. Ask someone to explain it and see if anyone had an experience applying it.
- Look at the Overview together. Read it slowly so people can have an idea of where they are in the disciple-making process.
- Read about Foundation Studies. It is essential to read the complete instructions about each week's tool.
- Demonstrate the tool with the entire group. Do an abbreviated version of a Foundation Study. Pick a study, ask one person to read a verse, ask another to answer, and ask another to read the notes.
- Practice what you just modeled. Divide the group into smaller units and move them into breakaway groups. Direct them to practice with each other what they just saw modeled. Ask the group to choose a Foundation study, and one person serves 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 ask them two questions; The first question is, "What did you just learn?" The second question is, "Will someone in the group tell us how to do the tool we just learned without reading it?" Ask the group to tell about tools from the previous meetings.
- Encourage everyone to practice using the tools. Remind them that the key to gaining the confidence to use the tools with others is to practice using them between meetings.
- Offer a resource. Mission Creep, by Larry Osborne. It 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 meeting.
- Watch one or more for reflection.