- Cast your vision: Let your members know from the first meeting that your desire is to create a comfortable environment to study the Bible, build meaningful relationships, and encourage growth by inviting others.
- Explain the value of confidentiality: Talking about confidentiality at the beginning allows group members to feel comfortable enough to share.
- The ABCDs of Discussion also help establish your environment of safety, trust, and comfort:
A- Audible (Be loud enough for all to hear.)
B- Brief (Statements not stories...)
C- Christ and Content-centered (Stay focused.)
D- Discuss without division (Don’t talk about politics, denominations, or controversial issues.)