As the teacher, your primary purpose is to help each group member, including yourself, to develop and grow toward his unique potential as a child of God. The ultimate success of the group depends on your dedication. Therefore, try to be genuinely open in your participation and prepare the structure and mechanical details as thoroughly as possible in advance. It will be your job to lead out in all discussions. You are the catalyst.
This Teacher's Guide is not meant to be an exhaustive or comprehensive coverage of each chapter, nor does it seek to provide “perfect” answers for each of the questions in the class member workbook. Its primary purpose is to provide some helps and ideas to supplement your own preparation – not take the place of it.
Before you begin the course, download and study the Bible Discussion Group Leader's Manual. No one can realistically follow all the suggestions found there, and you certainly don't have to know it all to have an effective group experience. It is simply offered to stimulate your thinking, make the class more effective, and to be a reference source for those who desire to accept the responsibility of leading a Bible discussion group.
Remember, the privilege of leading men in discovering the truths and treasures of the Bible is a sacred responsibility which deserves – and necessitates – your prayerful preparation and total dependence and yieldedness to the Holy Spirit.
"Help Lord, for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail from among the children of men." Psalm 12:1