Always obtain permission from any leadership structure before starting a group. Always follow any direction you receive from your leadership. When hoping to facilitate within a correctional facility, volunteer approval will need to be obtained through that facility.
Prayer – Continuously pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit, for your heart, and for the hearts of those who will participate.
An unconditional love for people – We are all sinners saved by God’s grace. We have all made choices based on the way we learned to reason; many factors contribute to how we reason. Guard against judging others.
Time – You will need time to prepare the material for each meeting, time to prepare/set up the room where you will meet, and time to hold the meeting (1 ½ to 2 hours is recommended). Groups can meet for as little as 12 weeks or for as long as you and/or the group decide.
Meeting time/place – You will need to select a meeting time and place.
Study Guides – You will need to have study guides on hand for those who attend.
There is no right or wrong way of leading a group as long as Walking the 12 Steps with Jesus Christ is covered. Our Facilitator Guide is easy-to-follow and has been designed to take the guesswork out of how to prepare for a group meeting. To read about its contents click here.
Our Facilitator Training Correspondence Course. This course consists of 10 lessons based on Walking the 12 Steps with Jesus Christ, teaching notes and additional scriptures. Click here for information about how to start this course.