Initiator’s TOOLBOX

There are many FREE downloadable documents that provide instruction on a variety of topics related to your development as an initiator.  These include:

Triad Dynamics

Beginning Your Triad

Deepening your own prayer life

Finding a co-facilitator/Triad member

Praying for QP participants

Triad accountability

Triad prayer

Triad vulnerability


Launching Your Q Place

Developing relationships

Group Time Frame

Invitation fears


Ongoing Maintenance of Your Q Place

Building caring community

Filling the Empty Chair

Small Group APGAR


About Q Place

Mission/Vision/Core Values

Q Place Distinctives


Q Place Methodology

Adult Learners

Characteristics of Inductive Study

In the Laboratory with Agassiz–Inductive Study

Learner-Centered Teaching

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

Participant’s 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.

World religions

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.

Church History

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.

Spiritual formation

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?