Leading a Campus Bible Study Group
Before you plan you need to pray. Pray for God’s Plan for your campus and your Campus Bible Group.
Pray for other other students to join your leadership team. Organize your team according to the needs of your group and the abilities of your team.
Get permission from a teacher to meet in their room at the day and time you have determined. Then, ask your school administration/principal for permission to meet as a Campus Group.
Ask permission from your principal to put up posters. Contact your friends through social media and text. Remember: A personal invitation is the best!
Prepare a Bible Study Lesson for your Campus Bible Group
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Start with your own personal time in God’s Word.
The best Bible study lessons come from what God has taught you because it is fresh and genuine! Bible Reading Plans
“Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” – Jesus
How do you feed yourself?
Plan a Time – Schedule it in your day, just like your daily meal.
Take Small Bites – Start by reading a few verses, or a chapter every day
Chew It Up – What you are learning and how are you applying it to your life.
PREPARE A BIBLE STUDY
Preparing a Bible Lesson
Passages, books of the Bible with questions and introduction videos. (more)
Prepared Topical Lessons
Topics, articles with questions and some videos. (more)
Listening to the Word
As a group prayerfully dwelling on a passage of scripture and listening deeply for God’s message to you. Share your insights with one another. (more)
Questions to Ask
Ask these seven questions about any verse, passage or chapter of the Bible. (more)
As you feed yourself on God’s Word a specific passage may really speak to you. Develop a Bible lesson from this passage. (more)
Ask Who, What, Where & Why questions about a passage or book. (more)
As you read scripture ask how it applies to your life. (more)
Book of the Bible
Study a book of the Bible, possibly a shorter one. Take it a section at a time. Use the Detective Method to understand the book and the Application Method to develop application questions for your group.
How To Keep Others Engaged In Your Lesson
Bible Passage – Keep interest by having others read the Bible passage.
What you Learned – Encourage participation by asking open-ended questions (not ones that can be answered “yes” or “no”). Ask “Why” questions and “Explain what that means” questions. Be willing to wait for a response and/or ask individuals to respond.
Life Application – Share how what you learned will make changes in your life. Ask others to share their response to the challenge given.
Online Resources for Bible Study Lessons
The Coaching Center provides Bible study lessons and tips on how to prepare a Bible lesson: gocampus.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes has an almost unlimited number of Bible study lessons: fcaresources.com
“Leaders Meetings” To Plan Your Campus Bible Study Group
Who will teach?
What will they teach?
Are you doing a series or stand alone lessons?
Who will lead the prayer time?
Are you praying for those who need Jesus on your campus?
Are you preparing students to share Their Story by having student testimonies from time to time?
Are you teaching students how to share His Story with others?