BASICS Discussion Guide
Adapted from the best-selling discipleship materials written by Bill Bright (the Transferable Concepts and the Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity), BASICS is a seven-lesson series in one easy-to-use workbook.
For today’s fast-paced audience, we have developed this basic, small group curriculum. Adapted from the best-selling discipleship materials written by Bill Bright (the Transferable Concepts and the Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity), BASICS is a seven-lesson series in one easy-to-use workbook.
It’s the ideal curriculum for:
● Launching a small groups with a seven-week study
● Using in new believers’ or new members’ classes
● Helping a new disciple understand and articulate the fundamental truths of the Christian faith
● Using as introductory training for multiplying disciples
The first lesson gives the group a framework for understanding a believer’s true identity, and security, in the person and work of Christ. Helpful diagrams illustrate powerful truths of what it means when a person comes to Christ and how his work in their lives supersedes everything else.
Your group will find the content of the BASICS study a breath of fresh air. Lesson two of the workbook helps you understand the concept of spiritual breathing. Learn how experiencing God’s ongoing love and forgiveness is a biblical inhale and exhale away.
Because Spirit-filled living is the key to a dynamic and powerful Christian life, BASICS guides new or young believers to a better understanding of the Holy Spirit and his role in our lives. Again, helpful diagrams also help to visually explain the difference between a “worldly” Christian who is living a self-directed life and a submitted Christian, living a Christ-directed life in the power of the Holy Spirit.
BASICS walks the group through what Scripture has to say about what prayer is, and how it impacts their lives. Your group will be encouraged as they learn together how to pray effectively to see real change occur before their eyes.
Because being able to read and study the Bible for oneself is one of the most important skills that the members of your group can take away from this series, lesson five is devoted to helping the Christian understand how to study the Bible effectively.
Want your group to come away from this study with a biblical understanding of the stewardship of their time, talent, and resources? Lesson six covers the subject of generosity, a term that has a specific, powerful meaning in the Christian context. Your group will learn that biblical generosity is, in fact, rejoicing in God’s abundance and sharing his resources.
Lesson seven encourages your group to multiply, and trains each person with simple, beginning steps on how to share their faith with those around them. Your group members will leave the study with the proper understanding that they themselves are responsible for helping to fulfill the Great Commission.
Instead of a separate leader’s and participant workbook, the BASICS curriculum consists of a single version Discussion Guide. Why? A blank workbook is merely a canvas for what will become participant notes, and then, by the end of the study, a leader’s guide for the next group. Each of your group’s participants will be able to lead their own BASICS group study when they’re finished participating in the initial group.