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Resource Materials For Community Groups
Small Group Bible Study Discussion Lesson Guides
From Pastor/Teacher, Ken Birks

These Bible study lessons, outlines, online studies, and materials are free and
available in PDF and Word Formats for the encouragement of the Body of Christ

Small Group Bible Discussion Guides

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher/ Author in the Body of Christ.He was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center in Roseville CA for 12 Years.  He has been a born again Christian for over 40 years and is now semi-retired, focusing on writing and also serves as a wedding and funeral officiant in the Sacramento Region.

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  6. The Call to Discipleship
  7. Characteristics that Define who we are
  8. Characteristics that Define our Transformation
  9. Success & Right Thinking
  10. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  11. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  12. Imitating Christ's Humility
  13. Love Not the World
  14. Being a Christian in a Non-Christian World
  15. The Importance of Making a Determined Effort
  16. Characteristics of a Discipled Life
  17. The Power of Encouragement
  18. Faith, Hope & Love - The Essentials
  19. Walking in God's Grace
  20. Discovering our True Identity
  21. Kingdom Realities
  22. The Normal Christian Life
  23. The Dynamics of Biblical Change
  24. Overcoming in Life's Situations
  25. Abundant Living - Keys to Spiritual Fullness
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Discover Jesus in your midst during small group Bible Studies

Jesus promised that He "would not leave us orphans", that He and the Father would "abide with us",
and that the Spirit would be "in us and with us".

A Community group is Christ's church in purpose, nature, and power. Most tasks of the church should be fulfilled through this community life: prayer, discipleship, leadership training, worship, exercising of the gifts, edification and witness. The lessons below will help you in reaching the goal of experiencing Christ's indwelling presence, His edifying power and His ministering purpose in your community group.

The Meeting Format

  • It's very helpful to begin the first 15 minutes of the meeting with a time of open fellowship and food. It really helps in getting people warmed up towards one another.
  • Most meetings could begin with short time of worship. This could be an opportunity for gifts of the Spirit to come forth during this time or even during other parts of the meeting.
  • An ice-breaker question could be asked of which each member of the group should respond to. This is should be a non-threatening question such as "What was the most significant thing that happened to you this week?" The ice-breaker question is important because it opens everyone up to one another and makes it easier to receive from one another as the meeting progresses.
  • There will be a learning time which could consist of: Bible study, group discussion, discussions on spiritual needs and principles, or activities to strengthen fellowship in the community. As a leader you are more of a facilitator than a teacher although you will teach somewhat. The goal is to really lead the group in discussion getting everyone involved and participating.
  • There should also be a time of reflection as to what work of Christ's power and grace He may wish to do in your lives in relationship to the lesson. This could be a time for gifts of the Spirit to flow such as word of knowledge or wisdom. You may want to divide up into smaller groups to pray and minister to one another during this time.
  • There should be a time of praying for one another for a particular need or as to how Christ may want to use you to minister to someone during the week - This could also be a time for gifts of the Spirit to flow.
  • If Holy Spirit wishes to interrupt the flow of any meeting, He should have perfect liberty to do so. Don't be so intent on finishing the lesson that you miss out on how the Holy Spirit wants to minister.

Community Group Objectives
A Successful Community Group will Experience Many of the following Objectives during the course of the Group

  • Love
  • Suffering
  • Kingdom of God
  • Modeling
  • Signs & Wonders
  • Compassion
  • Intimacy
  • Acceptance
  • Development
  • Discipline
  • Revelation
  • Value
  • Encouragement
  • Generosity
  • Power
  • Shared Love
  • Partnership
  • Unity
  • Commissioning
  • Affirmation
  • Prayer
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Fun
  • Questions Answered
  • Obedience
  • Discipleship
  • Conflict Resolution
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