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How to Lead a LifeGuide® Bible Study, By Jack Kuhatschek and Cindy Bunch
How to Lead a LifeGuide® Bible Study
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 10
  • Published: December 27, 2002
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3000
  • ISBN: 9780830830008

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You can be the match that ignites a great Bible discussion!

You only need a few basic skills. This ten-session guidebook by Jack Kuhatschek and Cindy Bunch (both veteran discussion leaders and experienced LifeGuide® Bible Study creators) will show you

  • how to start a group
  • how to decide what to study
  • how to prepare to lead
  • how to study the Bible
  • how to use a study guide
  • how to write your own questions
  • how to lead the discussion
  • how to evaluate the study

Over 100,000 copies of this handbook (now revised and expanded from the original, Leading Bible Discussions) have been used by Bible study leaders and Sunday school teachers. Along with practical suggestions and the answers to common questions offered in each brief chapter, you'll find two appendixes: "Guidelines for Interpreting Scripture" and "A Sample Study." The resources section also leads you to more training guides, website references and study guides to use with your group.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.

Here is the help you need to lead a great Bible discussion.

Read an Excerpt


1. The Power of a Small Group
2. Choosing a Bible Study Guide
3. Preparing to Lead
4. Warming Up the Group
5. Getting Inside the Passage
6. Uncovering the Meaning
7. Making It Real
8. Following Up
9. Leading the Discussion
10. Evaluating the Discussion
Appendix A: Guidelines to Interpreting Scripture
Appendix B: A Sample Study


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Jack Kuhatschek

Jack Kuhatschek was formerly executive vice president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of many Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome. He and his wife, Sandy, currently live in Deland, Florida.

Cindy Bunch

Cindy Bunch is a divisional vice president and associate publisher for InterVarsity Press, where she has worked for more than thirty years. She acquires and develops for the Formatio line of spiritual formation books. She is the author of Be Kind to Yourself as well as several Bible study guides in IVP's LifeGuide® Bible Studies series. Cindy holds an MA in theological studies from Northern Seminary and completed her spiritual direction training at North Park Seminary. She and her husband live in the Chicago suburbs.