The book How to Start a Q Place walks you through crucial elements in the process of starting a Q Place. The Q Place Quickstart Guide works well as a supplement (not a stand-alone) tool to check your progress and to ensure that you cover all the essentials.
Formats & Checklists
A trial meeting allows participants to see what a Q Place is like—where it feels remarkably safe for them to talk about life, God, and the Bible. Planning and preparation is crucial. Refer to this format as you prepare and to guide you through the meeting itself.
As you prepare for a discussion of tough spiritual questions in your Q Place, read through this resource to understand the flow and essential elements of a tough questions discussion.
When your group is ready to start studying the Bible, use this resource to be sure that you're getting started on the right track with a solid framework for Q Place discussions of the Bible.
Periodic evaluation helps keep a group focused, healthy, and productive. After the sixth or seventh discussion a group may consider these questions.
Each group member is an individual and has a special contribution to make, different from anyone else's contribution. These questions will help your group participants evaluate their interactions within the group. Download and print the PDF so that you can hand out copies to group members.
Everyone in a Q Place can be the Question Asker, reading the printed questions so that the group can discuss them. The resource “When You Are the Question Asker” can help group members prepare for this role, and this checklist can help each one to see areas of growth, for discussions that are more dynamic and meaningful.