Being intentional with application and accountability is essential for helping people to become like Jesus.
Our Growth Groups study the Bible, but we are more than a Bible study.
We dig in and discuss God’s Word in our groups. And, yes, we say we want the Bible to be the loudest voice in our groups. But we believe the Bible was not just given to us for our information, but for our transformation. Therefore, our focus should move beyond understanding the Word to applying the Word in our everyday lives.
Do you know the difference between application and accountability?
Application is committing to an action in response to a study. Accountability is following up on the application. Here are some examples of moving from application to accountability:
“Last week we talked about ____. How is it going?”
"In response to our study last week, what did you do this week?”
“How did your behavior or thinking change since our last group time?”
“You mentioned your desire to do ____. How did it go this week?”
“Do you feel like you’re making any progress with ____? Explain.
Being intentional with application and accountability is essential for helping people to become like Jesus. After all, the goal of our Growth Groups is not just to gather, but to grow. How can you grow as a leader this week in encouraging application and accountability in your group?