There are many FREE downloadable documents that provide instruction on a variety of topics related to your development as an initiator. These include:
Beginning Your Triad
Deepening your own prayer life
Finding a co-facilitator/Triad member
Praying for QP participants
Launching Your Q Place
Group Time Frame
Ongoing Maintenance of Your Q Place
Building caring community
Filling the Empty Chair
Small Group APGAR
About Q Place
Q Place Distinctives
Q Place Methodology
Characteristics of Inductive Study
In the Laboratory with Agassiz–Inductive Study
Praying Together in Small Groups
Telephoning–A Way To Bond
The Inductive Method
The Initial Stage of Small Group Development
Tough Questions Discovery Process
Small Group Helps (to be discussed with your Q Place)
Breaking “Small Group Ice”
Group Effectiveness CHECKLIST
Q Place Guidelines
Question Asker’s CHECKLIST
When You Are the Question-Asker
Closure in Groups
Bringing Closure to Your Small Group
Recommended Levels of Bible Study
Selecting Bible Study Guides
What Should We Study Next?
Welcome to the Reference Library!
Confidence in what you believe and what you know to be true about God, the Bible, and the church is a big asset when facilitating a Q Place. Your goal is not to use your knowledge to teach others or prove others wrong. But you can ask better questions or share your opinion in a non-confrontational manner with those that have different views when you have done your homework ahead of time. There are many websites and books that will inform you of what is true on many topics such as the evidence for Christianity (also known as apologetics), world religions, church history, spiritual formation and evangelism.
Our faith is not blind; there are reasons for what we believe and logic to support our positions on God, morals and truth. This collection of recommended reading and web sites will help you deepen your own understanding of the rationale for Christianity.
Questions and comments about other religions are likely to arise in your Q Place. Therefore, an understanding of the basic tenants of other faiths is useful.
The Christian church is nearly 2000 years old. The doctrine, practices and beliefs we have today are a result of 2000 years of history that is helpful to understand.
How do adults grow in their relationship with Christ? What spiritual practices and process is most helpful to enable a person to become a Christ follower and mature in Christ?
The Great Commission is still our mission today, but what does effective evangelism look like in the western world? How can we share the Gospel with our unchurched family, friends, neighbors and fellow workers?