A Resource From Youth Ministry Resources
Our Adult Bible Study Curriculum, like any other, does have a calendar and a schedule. And there is a purpose for each lesson being where it is. But one of the important factors in any Bible Study or Sunday School is being flexible. Each group is unique, and each time you get together it will be unique. Needs will change. People's situations and interests will change. Maybe one week someone had a great week and even shared Christ with someone. Maybe the next week they stumbled in sin or hit a major bump in the road with their health or finances. There is a good chance that one week the lesson will be easily understood and lived out and the next week your group may be slightly confused or just need an extra week because of time constraints. The big thing is to be flexible with the Adult Bible Study Curriculum. If you need to take two weeks on something, take two weeks. If you need stop covering the curriculum one week and just pray for someone do that. The Curriculum is good, and I have often found that miraculously what you are covering from week to week is just what people needed. God is big that way. But God expects you to listen and to be sensitive to what the needs of your group are. You do this through the prayer and relationships we have talked about over the past couple of days. You must do more than study the Adult Bible Study Curriculum. You must also study your group and spend time building your relationship with God. Listen to what God wants, and know the needs and situations of your group. Then adjust accordingly.