One of Paul’s primary expectations for his disciples was the transmission of what he taught to others. In fact, he wrote Timothy,

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. (2 Tim 2:2)

This is what we call a four generation model of discipleship. Paul (G1) taught Timothy (G2) who was entrusted to teach faithful people (G3) who would teach others (G4). It is this model of discipleship that produces exponential growth and one of the reasons why the early church exploded onto the Roman Empire in the first century.

Learn From Paul

Below are short Bible studies intended to help individuals participating in house churches or small groups to go a bit deeper in their understanding of what the early church believed. Based on a discovery learning study method, these studies help guide groups to discover important biblical and theological principles of the Christian life. These are not prescriptive studies, rather, they facilitate learning in a community of believers. Feel free to download them and use them for your house church or small group.

Studies for the Group Leader

The Church

Teaching the Bible

Leading a House Church or Small Group

Making Disciples

Discovery Group

Security in Christ

Biblical Love

Our Identity in Christ

Overcoming Sin

Preparing a Personal Testimony

Personal Evangelism

Growth Group

Our Compelling View of God

The Ministry of Reconciliation

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Gifts

God’s Plan for His People

Biblical Giving

Action Group

Commitment to Scripture

Commitment to Prayer

Commitment to Worship

Commitment to Fellowship

Commitment to the Great Commission