Read the BOLD PRINT ONLY about Teach(Establish, Mature, Challenge).
Rehearse (45 minutes)
Read the introduction to Foundation Study in its entirety. It is found in appendix B. Make sure everyone knows where it is located for use in the breakaway groups.
Model what you just read. With the team gathered, show them how to lead a Foundation Study. The group leader should be the only one looking at the answers. Ask the entire group to read one verse from the first study (on the Bible). Then ask the entire group, “What does this verse say about the Bible?” Wait for their answers. Then read the answers in the Foundation Study.
Practice what you just modeled. Divide the team into smaller units, and move into breakaway groups. Ask one person in the group to lead the rest of the group in doing a Foundation Study. Only the group leader should be looking at the answers. He or she should ask the entire group to read another verse from the first study (the Bible) and then ask the “What does this verse say about the Bible?” question. Let the group answer. Then read the answer in the Foundation Study. Rotate leaders, but pick a different verse from a different study each time for each new leader.
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 lead a Foundation Study without using notes. Then ask people to teach the previous tools—FORM/FARM conversation, One Thing Study, Discovery Study 1.0 and 2.0--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.