The Four Fields Training course is intended to be discussed in a group, led by a leader like yourself! So first of all, thank you for considering leading this group.
This course is simple in its orientation. There are six lessons, using the Parable of the Sower from Mark 4:26-29 to help us understand how the Kingdom of God works as explained by Jesus: how we can be part of God’s plan to sow Gospel seed and see a harvest amongst people where the good news of the Gospel was previously not known.
We suggest that you schedule six meetings for the group, once per week for approximately 2 hours.
We suggest structuring the meetings like this:
Pray and ask God for insight and wisdom as you read and discuss the Bible together.
Take a few minutes to worship God in song or reading of a Psalm.
Have each person share something that they are thankful for and, if needed, something that they need prayer for. Pray for each of the requests.
Complete the study for the week. Each of the lessons are laid out in a step-by-step format, telling you precisely what to do. Simply follow the instructions.
Here is a very important component of the study: These studies are intended to be discussion-oriented, not simply taught. We encourage you to read the scriptures and then ask the questions. Encourage each person to answer each of the questions as much as possible. Don’t allow one or two individuals to dominate the discussion but instead try to involve as many people as possible in the meeting.
At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment for that lesson. Each person who is a part of the group should also be taking action, completing the assignment for each lesson.
Finish the meeting in prayer, asking God to continue to teach and guide you in this week, helping the people in the group to follow through and complete the assignment for the week.
After you have finished the six lessons, please get back in touch with us! We would love to continue to meet with you, helping your group continue to grow, creating even more leaders who will be equipped to share with others and make disciples of Jesus Christ.