Group Discussion Guides
Dive into God’s word with a small group of fathers & sons
Leading a small group is a piece of cake with our easy-to-use Group Discussion Guides. You may have a room of fathers and sons, or some young men with mentors. Either way, these guides will help you generate robust Biblical discussion without requiring a ton of prep time on your part.
The Embarking module is the starting point for all groups. It will help you and your guys get oriented to five key areas of Biblical manhood – the five “big rocks” we must be sure to pack first on our journey. We discuss the idea that a godly man trusts the Lord, prays fervently, studies God’s word, builds relationships and serves others. This module will get fathers and sons talking with straightforward questions and easy-to-tackle subject matter.
We are bombarded with lies from the enemy. They come in some attractive forms and can be disguised behind the veil of honorable pursuits. We can believe that success is defined by our possessions, since after all, we are just providing for our families. Or, we can justify being unloving by believing the lie of the macho, unfeeling man. In this module we explore four lies to which men can fall prey, and how to expose them by becoming Bible-smart “lie detectors.”
Young men can be uniquely challenged in the area of purity – and not just related to sexual temptation. They need to be kept pure from greed, selfishness and other destructive life patterns. This module is not focused on sexual topics, but, depending on your group, those may come up. This module provides an age-appropriate and safe environment to discuss how men can stay untarnished by the world and be a clean, ready vessel for the Father’s use.
Working Well explores God’s design for careers, responsibility and productivity. Doing rewarding work is a blessing we can help our young men discover. This module is highly relevant for young men, helping them see their schooling and chores as their current “job.” It’s not a career-counseling course, but may help your young men discover what they want to be when they grow up. A few of the 40-somethings in your group might also figure this out too!
Leadership is a popular topic. For men, it often centers on how to lead a business or sports team. But, as we explore Biblical leadership, we see patterns formed by servant leadership, loving others and putting their needs above your own. We see that leadership equals service. This module explores the power of God in our lives, how leaders should pray, and draws on the deep well of leadership wisdom from the book of Proverbs.
This life and the enemy throw a lot at men – from pride to temptation to chasing significance through our careers. Standing Strong focuses on tools we can use to defend our ground and advance God’s cause for our lives. It will help empower the young men and fathers in your group to be victorious against the schemes of the evil one. This module concludes with a powerful exercise that will help the fathers and sons in the group build a personalized battle plan.
Jesus talked more about money than He did heaven and hell, combined! Money is a critical issue for men to master. Money can be a powerful tool used for God’s glory or a destructive idol that tears us down. In this module, we discuss how God and Satan view money, how you can guard yourself against counterfeits and how you can leverage four laws of giving. This module helps you establish a Biblical posture toward money as a faithful steward of God’s blessings.