A Resource From Youth Ministry Resources
In teaching adult bible study curriculum there is one more thing you need to take into consideration when considering how to meet the relational needs of your group. This is the stage of life that your group may be in. Depending on how your groups are divided this may be clear. For example, if you are broken down by ages your group may be called singles and under 30 which makes it pretty clear. Other times there may be more freedom for people to choose groups so yours may be more eclectic. You just need to get a feel and if need be find ways to more diverse in how you meet those relational needs. If your group is single those are things you can take into consideration as you plan events. If you have young married couples you may want to focus in your activities on helping them strengthen their marriage and getting to build relationships with other young married couples. If your group has kids that might change things. Also, if they are empty nesters or retirees that could change things. Regardless we need to realize that the stage of life effects the needs that the members of our groups have and we should adjust accordingly to meet those needs.