Monday, November 11, 2013

The Star Method

I ran across the a group Bible study method listening to a podcast: The Star Method.  I've used it a few times now, and it's been a great and simple way to get a group of people into God's word.  I hope you can use it too.
  • Read the passage out loud together. (Make sure everyone gets to read at least one verse.)
  • Have each person read the passage silently. While reading, they should...
    • Write a Star ( * ) by anything that stands out. 
    • Write a Question Mark ( ? ) by anything that they don’t understand. 
    • Write an Arrow ( → ) by anything that feels like a direction from God. 
  • Try to write at least one, but no more than three, things in each category above. 
  • Have each person share their Stars with the group 
  • Have each person share their Question Marks with the group. (Only attempt to answer another person’s question if you know the answer.  If not, look it up and get back to them later.) 
  • Have each person share their Arrows with the group.
  • Pray for each other to follow the Arrows you came up with.
It's simple, but I've been amazed at how effective it is at getting people to discuss and apply God's word.

Thanks to Gary Stump and Onward Church for sharing.

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