Tips For Small Group Bible Study Leaders

Bible Studies For Personal Enrichment or Small Groups…

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 Tips for leading a small group Bible Study-

Our Bible Study Groups are a really important part of believer’s discipleship. Bible Study Groups are not merely an intellectual exercise. They are a profound enterprise in building the community of our church so that there is a strong hedge of protection around each member of the church participating. Bible Study Group leaders are responsible for-

(i) Discussing what the text actually says. This means using questions like- “Does anyone else have a different translation of that text?” “How might you re-word that text?” “What is Paul (or the author of the text) trying to say here?” “Does the context of this text affect the way we understand what is really being said here?”

(ii) Discussing what the text means. This means using questions like- “What does this [word] mean in this text?” “Can you recall any other Bible texts that shed light on this text?” “What would you say to someone who said [ridiculous interpretation of the text] ?” “Are there any Biblical exceptions to this?”

(iii) Discussing how the text applies to us. This means facilitating questions like- “Have you ever met anyone who did this text well?” “If someone wanted to improve in how they obeyed this text, what they have to do better?” “How could a believer faced with [difficult and challenging circumstances] apply this text?” “If you met someone who was struggling with this text what could you say to them to help them?” “Can you think of another text that complements this text?” “If we as a group did this verse really well, what challenges would we have had had to overcome to get there?

To open one of the Bible Studies series below, click on the ( + ) sign on each Bible Study Series. To download either the coaching MP3, or the Printable PDF files, right-click on the link and “Save as” or “Download linked file”.


The GOSPEL in Romans - Bible Study

The Gospel, The Epistle To The Romans

This Study series includes printable PDFs and mentoring MP3s for the Group leader…


Introduction [PDF] [MP3]

Part 1 – The Power of God [PDF] [MP3]

Part 2 – Written On Hearts [PDF] [MP3]

Part 3 – None Righteous [PDF] [MP3]

Part 4 – Father Abraham [PDF] [MP3]

Part 5 – The Free Gift [PDF] [MP3]

Part 6 – Slaves Of Righteousness [PDF] [MP3]

Part 7 – Nothing Good In Me [PDF] [MP3]

Part 8 – According To His Purpose [PDF] [MP3]

Part 9 – God’s Purpose Of Election [PDF] [MP3]

Part 10 – The End Of The Law [PDF] [MP3]

Part 11 – A Partial Hardening [PDF] [MP3]

Part 12 – Sacrifices, Stewards, Servants [PDF] [MP3]

Part 13 – Put On The Lord Jesus Christ [PDF] [MP3]

Part 14 – Pursue What Makes For Peace [PDF] [MP3]

Part 15 – May You Abound In Hope [PDF] [MP3]

Part 16 – Watch Out For Those Who Cause Division [PDF] [MP3]



How To Be A Covenant Community Of Believers

This is a series of 27 studies examining the Romans 12:9-21 passage which explores how to develop a stronger community within a Church.

Study 1Let Love Be Genuine [PDF]



Study 2 –  Abhor What Is Evil [PDF]



Study 3Hold Fast To What Is Good [PDF]



Study 4 Love One Another With Brotherly Affection [PDF]



Study 5Outdo One Another In Showing Honour [PDF]



Study 6Do Not Be Slothful In Zeal  [PDF]



Study 7Be Fervent In Spirit [PDF]



Study 8Serve The Lord [PDF]



Study 9Rejoice in hope [PDF]



Study 10Be patient in tribulation [PDF]



Study 11Be constant in prayer [PDF]



Study 12Contribute to the needs of the saints [PDF]



Study 13Seek to show hospitality [PDF]



Study 14Bless those who persecute you [PDF]



Study 15Bless and do not curse [PDF]



Study 16Rejoice with those who rejoice [PDF]



Study 17Weep with those who weep [PDF]



Study 18Live in harmony with one another [PDF]



Study 19Do not be haughty [PDF]



Study 20Associate with the lowly [PDF]



Study 21Do not be conceited [PDF]


Study 22Repay no one evil for evil [PDF]


Study 23  But give thought to do what is honourable in the sight of all. [PDF]


Study 24 As far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all [PDF]



Study 25 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God [PDF]



Study 26 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; For by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head”  [PDF]



Study 27 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good [PDF] .


How Then Should We Now Live?


1. Rom. 13:1-5 – Be Law Abiding [PDF] [MP3]

2. Rom. 13:6-8 – Be Paid Up [PDF] [MP3]

3. Rom. 13:9-10 – Be Pure [PDF] [MP3]

4. Rom. 13:11-14 – Put On The Armour of Light [PDF] [MP3

5. Rom. 14:1-12 – Be Considerate [PDF] [MP3]

6. Rom. 14:13-23 – Be Sensitive Towards Others [PDF]

7. Rom. 15:1-3 – Be A People Builder [PDF] [MP3]

8. Rom. 15:4-7 – Be Harmonious [PDF] [MP3]

9. Rom. 15:8-13 – Be Joyful [PDF] [MP3]

10. Rom. 15:14-21 – Be Faithful [PDF] [MP3]

11. Rom.15:22-29 – Be Thinking Ahead [PDF] [MP3]

12. Rom. 15:30-33 – Be Prayerful [PDF] [MP3]

13. Rom. 16:1-16 – Be Honourable [PDF] [MP3]

14. Rom. 16:17-23 – Be United [PDF] [MP3]

15. Rom. 16:24-27 – Be Strengthened [PDF] [MP3]

Surprised By True Love, Studies in First John
The Christian Walk - Studies In First Peter

THE CHRISTIAN WALK – Studies In First Peter


Lesson 1 Chosen To Be Strange Introduction to First Peter, 1Peter 1:1 – 2

Lesson 2 Born Again And Bound For Glory 1Peter 1:3 – 5

Lesson 3 Sufferings, Trials, And Testings 1Peter 1:6 – 7

Lesson 4 The Believer’s Focus: JESUS 1Peter 1:8 – 9

Lesson 5 Christ: Suffered But Was Glorified  1Peter 1:10 – 12

Lesson 6 Living The Walk: Holiness In Mind  1Peter 1:13 – 14

Lesson 7 We Live Differently 1Peter 1:15 – 17

Lesson 8 We Have Been Redeemed 1Peter 1:18 – 21

Lesson 9 What Love Means In The Christian Community 1Peter 1:22 

Lesson 10 Life Is Short, You Must Be Born Again 1Peter 1:23 – 25

Lesson 11 Don’t Hate, Don’t Lie, Don’t Neglect The Word

Lesson 12 The Universal Church Building Program

Lesson 13 The People of God With Purpose


Lesson 14 Be Objects Of Pagan Admiration

Lesson 15 Submission To Authority

Lesson 16 Godliness In The Workplace 1Peter 2:18-20

Lesson 17 No Retaliation For Insults 1Peter 2:21-25

Lesson 18 Unsaved Husbands 1Peter 3:1-6

Lesson 19 A Word To Husbands 1Peter 3:7

Lesson 20 A Summary Thus Far  1Peter 3:8-12

Lesson 21 Quiet Evangelism 1Peter 3:13-18

Lesson 22 The Believer’s Baptism 1Peter 3:19

Lesson 23 A Different Attitude 1Peter 4:1-3

Lesson 24 You’re Strange 1Peter 4:4-5

Lesson 25 Being A Clear Minded Prayer-Head 1Peter 4:7-9

Lesson 26 Do What You Do – Do Well 1Peter 4:10-11


CHURCH-BASED Leadership Studies

Church-Based Leadership Training Curriculum and Study GuideThis is a leadership training tool that helps pastors to train their leaders. It deals with the head, the heart, and the hands. That is, knowledge, character, and wisdom in ministry. [view](Contact us for the Leaders’ Answer Keys.)



The Mission of The Church

The Mission of the Church

1. Introducing The Church [PDF]

2. The Mission of Enthroning [PDF]

3. The Mission of Encouraging [PDF]

4. The Mission of Empowering [PDF]

5. The Mission of Engaging [PDF]


The Stories of Redemption


1. The Prodigal Son

2. The Lost Sheep

3. The King’s Banquet

4. The Well Woman

5. A Man Of The Night

6. A Woman Getting Stoned [View/Download]


Prayer That Works

Prayer That Works, Bible StudiesPRAYER THAT WORKS [Full Set]

Study 1 – Praying Privately

Prayer 2 – Praying For Others

Prayer 3 – Praying In The Spirit

Prayer 4 – Praying The Scriptures

Prayer 5 – Praying Publicly

Prayer 6 – Praying Modely

Prayer 7 – Praying Lifestylely


We Believe - Understanding Basic Christian Doctrine


We Believe Bible Studies Series Front CoverSmall Group Bible Study Series…Introduction [PDF]

1. The Bible [PDF]

2. The Trinity [PDF]

3. Jesus Christ [PDF]

4. The Resurrection [PDF]

5. The Forgiveness of Sins [PDF]

6. Salvation [PDF]

7. Sanctification [PDF]

8. The Baptism With The Holy Spirit [PDF]

9. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit [PDF]

10. Healing [PDF]11. Water Baptism[PDF]

12. The Lord’s Supper [PDF]

13. God And Creation [PDF]

14. The Devil [PDF]



What The New Testament Commanded

What The New Testament Commanded

The New Testament is grounded in grace but this does not mean that there are no commands that the New Testament believer is compelled to obey. In this study series of 20 lessons for small groups, Dr Corbett takes you through why the New Testament commands, what the New Testament commands and how believers should respond to these commands.




The Commands Of Christ

What Jesus Commanded Bible Study Series for Small GroupsThere are over 500 commands that Christ gave for His followers. While the Old Covenant was to be fulfilled in lawful obedience, the New Covenant is fulfilled in a Person who makes us lawfully obedient. This Bible study curriculum is a collection of 20 Bible studies ideal for a church or small group to use for their annual Bible program [view].

Listen to the Leader’s Introductory Audio 


Proverbial Wisdom

Proverbial Wisdom

The Book of Proverbs contains a wealth of wisdom for living a more fulfilling life.



The Psalms

An overview of the Psalms then focussing on certain Psalms with the goal of discovering how we can enrich our lives.



The Beatitudes


A series of 6 studies on the greatest sermon ever preached.


6-Study Edition: Downloadable PDFs


Bible Characters

Bible Characters

From Abraham to David in an increasing library of studies designed to examine the lives of these people to draw out lessons for our own lives.



DIFFERENT - Paul's Epistle To the Romans

Different – Paul’s Epistle To The Colossians

Study #




Prayers That Make A Difference [PDF]

Colossians 1:9-12


Why You Are Now Different [PDF]

Colossians 1:13-14, 21-23


Preeminently And Supremely Different [PDF]

Colossians 1:15-20


Starkly Different Values [PDF]

Colossians 1:24-29


A Different Wisdom Colossians 2:1-5


A Different Salvation Colossians 2:6-15


A Different Worship Colossians 2:16-23


A Different Vision Colossians 3:1-4


Love Differently Colossians 3:5-17


Build A Different Home Colossians 3:18-25


Work Differently Colossians 4:1-18

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Studies in community.


Conquering Giants!
Studies in possessing God’s promises in the face of challenges that believers must face.[view]

Leading Through Empowering
This series examines some of the reasons why leaders and churches should ’empower’ people.It then looks at how to do it.

Finding Significance
We all need to feel needed, important and significant.

God’s Approval
The most important thing we can achieve as believers is God’s approval.

A study series about the fragrance of love and how it relates to the Church. [View]

We all use money and probably feel we need more of it. These studies show what the Bible says about money.

Pleasing God
All believers live to please God. These studies explore this beautiful goal.

What Matters Most
Based on the book by Dr Tony Evans, What Matters Most covers the four essential areas of living the Christian life. This is an ideal follow-on from the Alpha! course.


Pentateuch Survey
An series of studies overviewing the first five books of the Old Testament.

An exegetical study series on the Book of Hebrews showing how a Preterist understanding of the New Testament is perhaps the most credible.

A veritable mine of theological wealth providing the basis of a sound theological training. This is College level Bible/Theological studies.

Why Modern Translations of the Bible?
(Which Translation Can I Trust?)

I am a small group leader at a church in Nevada and in our group we have been using your fabulous Downloadable study guide for the Beatitudes.
They have been just perfect for the group. Thanks so much and have a blessed day,
Adrianne Mitchell, USA

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