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How to Organize Your Own Summer Bible Study

3. How often should you meet? 

For a summer Bible study, you’ll want to meet often enough to keep people interested and held accountable, but with enough time between meetings to not fill up already busy schedules. Consider meeting once per week or every other week.

4. When should you meet? 

Finding a common time for everybody’s schedule can be difficult and takes flexibility. Think about starting an online forum, such as bigtent.com or create a private group on Facebook, as you try to figure out a meeting time. Understand that you won’t be able to please everyone and encourage others to be flexible, too.

Send weekly texts, emails, and phone calls to encourage one another and hold each other accountable. Even if you cannot meet together, having a friend to walk alongside you during the Bible study can make a big difference!

5. Where should you meet? 

Meet in a place that stimulates discussion—a coffee shop can be a relaxing atmosphere, but if the local shop is too popular you may not be able to hear each other speak. A lot of groups enjoy meeting in each other’s homes if available, especially for a summer Bible study.

6. How do you communicate expectations?

Before your first meeting, be sure to touch-base with your members and relay all expectations. Will members switch off bringing snacks? Will there be childcare available? Who will lead discussion? This will clarify and smooth over any unnecessary bumps in the road.