Summary: It’s been said that everything rises and falls upon leadership. Click here for our best tips to help you facilitate your B90 group from start to finish.
Once you’ve decided to facilitate a Bible in 90 Days group, and become familiar with these Steps for Starting a B90 Group, here are a few best practices for facilitating your B90 group:
At beginning and end, and throughout the week, pray for yourself, and your group, that God will reveal Himself to each participant as they read through His Word.
Read it yourself.
Commit to the daily reading yourself, and complete the reading ahead of the group. Your own commitment is paramount to the group’s success. Participants need to know that you understand the commitment needed to achieve this goal.
Honor everyone’s time.
Everyone seems strapped for time. When you start and end each meeting on schedule, they’ll know you value their time. So, to ensure a meeting’s success, do the readings, be prepared by using the B90 Leader’s Guide, and stay focused on what needs to be discussed. If your meetings are online, refrain from banter so you can start and end at the times you’ve scheduled.
Foster accountability and fellowship.
Help group members get to know each other, to feel comfortable discussing the reading, as well as holding each other accountable. Encourage members to pray for each other. Accountability for online groups is an additional challenge because they may never be face to face. If hosting an online group, do weekly check-ins with each other. You can do this via a Facebook group, blog page, Twitter (with the #B90Days hashtag) or by email. One successful online B90 leader paired her group members so each had a direct accountability partner.
Use the B90 resources.
This website contains a complete line of B90 articles and free resources. You’re free to customize the resources to better fit your group. We have carefully designed, developed, and tested our materials to ensure success. Many thousands of participants have successfully completed reading the Bible in 90 days by following these procedures. If you want to succeed, then use the system that’s already proven itself to be valuable.
Facilitate — don’t teach.
Often your readers will have questions about the content of the reading. Your job is to help them read, not teach. Most often the two best answers to reader questions are “What do you think?” or “Keep reading and let me know what you think later.” Suggest that they write a list of questions to research and delve into after the reading is complete. One B90 leader invited the senior pastor to the group’s graduation celebration, where participants could then ask any questions they had collected during the course.
Ask the Holy Spirit for help.
Again, throughout your B90 experience, always acknowledge God’s presence (Jesus assured it) and ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as you facilitate. Lay your challenges at His feet. He will guide you and your group to the finish. Encourage group members to do the same.