Have you grown spiritually from being part of a WordGo Group? Do you want to help others experience the same blessing? Perhaps you’ve been surprised by how simple and stress-free it was for your Guide to set up your group? Or, maybe you’ve seen how easy it was for them to invite others to join in and help facilitate discussion, and you’ve found yourself thinking, ‘is it time for me to step up and engage more of my friends in Bible study, too?’
Here at WordGo, we believe Bible study is best experienced together. We need God, we need one another, and we need the Spirit-powered words of the Bible to keep pursuing God in community (Romans 14:7; Luke 10:27; Matt. 4:4). That’s why we want to equip as many of you as possible to reach your friends, colleagues and communities with God’s Word.
If the idea of inviting others to study with you feels intimidating, remember God has always called ordinary people to accomplish his purposes. What’s more, WordGo makes starting a group Bible study simple. We are here to help!
Let’s start with what isn't necessary to be a Group Guide. You don’t need:
...to know all the answers!
Feeling like we don’t know enough to lead holds too many of us back from trying it. We might worry, “What if I’m asked a question I don’t know the answer to?” Relax! Your role is not to know all the answers but to explore and discover the truth, with the help of WordGo resources, just like other Group Members.
...to be able to teach!
You may have the gift of teaching, but you don’t need it to launch a Bible study group. Your job is to guide, not to educate; to contribute to the discussion, not to dominate it. The Bible is the source you're all learning from, with the Holy Spirit teaching you together.
“What happens if not everyone I invite comes?” Be assured the Holy Spirit will be at work no matter how many people join your small group Gathering. Some of the richest conversations unfold in twos or threes. So why not start by inviting a small group of friends to join with you? It’s easy to do this from within the app.
Once you’ve invited your Group Members, it’s time to consider what you do need.
… A time and place
Whether you are planning to meet online, at a physical location, or a combination of both, you need to set a time and place for your group's first gathering. The app’s intro-Gathering feature provides a useful suggested outline for your first meeting and practical ways to get to know each other. It also gives you an opportunity to walk through the app together, choose the course you want to study, and settle on a regular time slot that works for everyone. After that, you can send push notifications to keep members updated with any location, date or time changes.
… Resources to study with
Here’s where it gets even easier! Once you've chosen your course, the app provides you with all the study questions, readings, study notes and audio teaching you will need. Our support team can help with any questions you have. Our custom training videos and articles will walk you through all the essentials for the best group study experience - including creating the atmosphere, preparing for discussion times, growing authentic community and navigating relational challenges.
… The desire for transformation
Each time we study the Bible together, God speaks, and we are transformed. As Guides, our first priority is to create the opportunity for spiritual transformation through groups. If we have a desire to see everyone in the group grow in Christ, everything else will flow from there. Consider these testimonies from our current Guides:
“It's been such a gift to study a book of the Bible together each week - digging into the Scriptures, seeing the Holy Spirit reveal Truth, and encouraging one another to live it out..”
“Having a structured Bible study has been impactful; hope has been restored, lives have been transformed.”
“We saw an increased desire to move from head knowledge of the Word to heart application.”
It is a great growth opportunity for everyone in our group. God is at the centre of our discussion and our less knowledgeable members are really growing!”
Gather your friends using the app
Grow as a WordGo Guide using our customized training, and
Go deep in God’s Word together!
You can start another WordGo group from within the app in minutes and it’s super easy to switch between your different groups. Here’s how.