Read the BOLD PRINT ONLY for Teach (Establish, Mature and Challenge). Rehearse (45 minutes)
Read Discovery Study in its entirety. This week you’ll be doing the second part: developing and answering questions using who, what, when, where, why, and how as prompts.
Model what you just read. With the team gathered, show them how to do the second part of a Discovery Study. Pick “God loves the world” from John 3:16. Then ask the group to develop a list of six questions about that one observation using who, what, when, where, why, and how as prompts. Have them ask application questions. Like, “Who helped you understand that God loves the world?” Then ask them to pick one of those questions and discuss it by offering several answers. Try to move beyond the obvious and go deep. Keep this abbreviated for modeling purposes by asking them to form three questions and give three answers to one of those questions.
Practice what you just modeled. Divide the team into smaller units, and move into breakaway groups. Tell one person in the group to lead the rest of the group in doing a Discovery Study 2.0. Pick one observation about God or man from a passage, and develop the six questions. Pick one and discuss it. Rotate teachers and repeat.
Debrief what you just practiced. Gather back together. Ask for feedback. Then ask people in the group to teach the rest of the group how to do a Discovery Study 2.0 without using notes. Then ask people to teach the previous tools—FORM/FARM conversation, One Thing Study, Discovery Study 1.0—without using notes. The group may assist.
Encourage application. Remind the team that the goal is application of the tools, not just learning the tools. Challenge them to put the tools into practice. Remind them you’ll asking about their progress at the beginning of the next meeting.