- Open the meeting with a 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 Overview 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 essential to read the complete instruction about each week's tool.
- 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 few people to share the one thing that stood out to them. E: Ask them to pray about their one thing.
- 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 read and saw modeled. One person in the group leads the rest of the group to do the three steps of a One Thing Study 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 ask them two key questions; the first question is, "How did it go?" The second question is, "Will someone in the group tell 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 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. 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.
- Watch: How Not to Make Disciples (1:52) It is just for reflection.
- Pray as a group. Ask group members to lead out in prayer about the meeting.