Church Planting Movements and Discovery Bible Studies

The underlying theme of Luke 10 is that people need to meet Jesus. This is the why Jesus sent the 72 disciples ahead of him “to every town and place he was about to go” (verse 1). The disciples’ job was to prepare people of peace and their families to meet Jesus (verses 5-7).

People still need to meet Jesus today. But where will they meet him? In dreams and visions, to be sure. But the most certain place for people to meet Jesus is in the pages of the Bible, where “they will all be taught by God” (John 6:45).

This is why the fourth CPM transition point of coaching people of peace to lead Discovery Bible Studies for their family and friends is so important – it is a proven way to help whole families meet Jesus for themselves.

Questions for discussion:

  1. What are the benefits of a person of peace leading his or her family and friends in a Discovery Bible Study?
  2. What makes it hard to coach a person of peace to lead his or her family and friends in a Discovery Bible Study?
  3. How can you or are you introducing people of peace and their family and friends to the Discovery Bible Study process?
  4. What other lessons are you learning about coaching a person of peace to lead a Discovery Bible Study for his or her family and friends?

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Discovery Bible Study Format

Source: David L. Watson (see David’s blog and his list of Scripture passages from Creation to Christ for use with people of peace, their families and friends.)

Group Interaction
1. What are you thankful for this week?
2. What needs do you have?
3. How can we help meet those needs?
4. What are some of the needs of specific people around you?
5. How can we help meet those needs?

Accountability
1. What did we learn last time we met?
2. How did you apply what we learned last time?
3. With whom did you share last week’s lesson?

Bible Study
1. Read the Bible passage
2. Paraphrase the Bible passage
3. Apply the Bible passage:
+ What does this teach us about God?
+ What does this teach about people in general and you specifically?
+ If this is true, how would you obey it?

Wrap-up
1. With whom do you plan to share what you just learned?
2. How are we going to meet the needs that we talked about earlier?

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About Kirk Anderson

I inspire disciple makers through training, coaching and writing to think and act strategically to reach their cities with the Gospel.
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