Quick Tips for Bible Study Leadership
- Make certain you are in fellowship with the Lord.
Be excited about the discoveries made by others.
- Make certain you are on time.
- Dress appropriately – always modestly.
- Know your material well.
- Use visuals (graphs, diagrams, maps, etc.)
- Make certain you’ve done your homework (even if your group is doing it together in class).
- Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
- At the end of class sum up what you’ve covered and what conclusions you’ve come to.
- Be enthusiastic.
- Use your sense of humor.
- Be excited about the discoveries made by others.
- Know your group—pace your lesson according to them.
- If an individual seems slow to grasp the information, contact them privately. Ask them if they have any questions you could help them with.
- If someone seems to grasp the material more quickly than the others, contact them privately. Ask them if they would like additional resources or materials for their personal study.
- Create an atmosphere of love and acceptance.
Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
- Always keep personal information confidential.
- Never talk about someone negatively.
- Make time in your class to get to know one another.
- Share prayer requests and praise reports.
If you’d like more tips and suggestions for leading a Bible study, you can download our Leadership Training Guide for free, or order a printed copy. This book provides step-by-step guidelines to help you start, administer, and teach a class, as well as lead a discussion group. Also available in Spanish.