MORE THAN A BIBLE STUDY
....Making disciples of our Lord Jesus
The success of CBSI lies in its five way process that enables people within a supportive group environment, to understand God’s Word for themselves.
1. Home study
Each week there are home study questions, which the participants and leaders complete at home. Most answers can be found in the passage being studied. This helps people get used to using the Bible when answering questions.
2. Group discussion
The group meets to discuss the answers they have to the questions. A leader facilitates, moving the discussion along. Large groups should split into smaller groups for discussion.
3. The talk
After discussion a leader gives a talk on the passage studied, using personal testimony and personal application. There are “Leaders Guides” which can help with talk preparation. The talk can be anything from a five minute wrap up to a half hour long lecture.
When leaving, the participants are given the next week’s questions, which includes a Commentary on the lesson they have studied.
CBSI is a Team Ministry and should be initially run by two or three leaders. As classes grow a larger Leadership Team can be built up. They should care and pray for those attending.