This course is made up of a series of 14 individual sections with self-assessment to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes.

Each section you will watch and listen to the course video and examine summaries in the Course Reading section and Bible texts in the Scripture Window of the web page. An important part of this course is applying what you have learned to real examples. Several times throughout the course you will be asked to watch a sample video of a discussion.

At the end of the course there will be self-assessment questions for you to answer. These questions are self-guided, with answers given and intended for your own knowledge and understanding of the material. There are no recorded scores or pass/fail requirements in this course.

At the end of the course there will be an opportunity for you to navigate to a page where you may print all of the course readings and notes in a single PDF document. A course certificate of completion will be available to print as well.


This course will use passages in the New Testament including:

  • 1 Peter 4:10-11; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:11-16
  • Colossians 1:9-12

Downloadable materials include:

  • Sample documents
  • Course Syllabus


Section 1 – Welcome

Section 2 – Leader’s Preparation, a Speaking gift
   • Spiritual gifts
   • Recommended Bible study on gifts

Section 3 – Leader’s Preparation, Personal study
   • Thoroughly study the lesson
   • Understand the lesson
   • Video clip of leader

Section 4 – Leader’s Preparation, Prayer
   • For understanding and guidance
   • Self and group; Colossians 1:9-12

Section 5 – Leader’s preparation summary

Section 6 – Leader’s Role, Disciple
   • Group discipleship
   • Reason the Scriptures
   • Don’t lecture

Section 7 – Set the Atmosphere
   • Excitement about learning
   • Focus on the group

Section 8 – Asking Questions
   • 5 Ws and H
   • Simple
   • Generate discussion
   • Video clips of leader

Section 9 – Beginning Questions
   • Video clip of leader

Section 10 – Application Questions
   • Throughout the discussion 
   • Video clip of leader

Section 11 – Visual Aids
   • See main points
   • Examples
   • Video clip of leader

Section 12 – Handling Difficulties
   • Silence 
   • Talk too much
   • Off topic
   • Wrong answers

Section 13 – Self-Test Questions

Section 14 – Self-Test Answers