Has your small group been meeting for time now? Has the routine of small group become mundane? Shake things up. Gain a new perspective.
Consider inviting a guest speaker to your next meeting.
Ask your church whether they have any suggestions for your group. They usually know about ministry leaders and Christian authors who are willing to visit small groups.
For example, we had a visit from a Pastor’s wife who taught us about prayer walking. It was a great opportunity to learn from another believer. It got us out of the house and walking through my neighborhood, something we hadn’t done together.
Another example, Helen Mitchell, Director at Saddleback@Work ministry, came to my workplace small group. She taught on the purpose behind our work, which brought about new thinking of our value in the workplace because our work is not just to collect a paycheck.
Think outside the box with your small group. Ask your small group members if they know someone the whole small group could learn from. Maybe your small group wants to learn more about inductive study method. Find someone who is willing to teach your small group a lesson on inductive study method.
Coordinating a guest speaker for your small group is a great way to branch out in new areas of learning, growing closer together through shared experience, and being a good steward leading your small group.
FYI – Contact me if you live in Orange County, California area and would like to host me as a guest speaker. I would be delighted to share how God transformed my life, teach a small group tip, or show you a thing or two about using a Bible concordance and cross referencing in Bible study.