Discovery Groups discover the message of the Bible with 7 basic questions.
- Share a recent highlight and lowlight
- Review previous study
- Review progress on commitments
- Someone reads the passage (see suggested lists below).
- Someone else retells the passage from memory.
- Others can help fill in any missing details from the story.
1) “What does this scripture tell me about God and/or His plan?”
2) “What does this scripture tell me about people?”
3) “If this scripture is truly from God, how will I apply and obey it?” (Begin your answer by saying, “I will…”)
4) “Who needs to hear this scripture, and when will I share it?”
5) “What’s a current need in my community?”
6) “In addition to prayer, how can we help meet this need?” — “Let’s pray…”
7) “When will we meet again?”
For More Information
For more information, check out David and Paul Watson's book, Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery.
- Download a PDF version of this study here.
- The facilitator asks questions and doesn’t try to teach; don't be afraid of silence
- Allow people space to discover for themselves.
- Stay in the passage and dig deep (don't wander)
- One person should not dominate
- Focus on practically applying and obeying what is discovered.
- Rotate leadership: after a couple of times, let others facilitate.
- Multiply: could current members lead a group of their own?