Sample Study Guide
- Identify your theme or purpose for event, meeting or worship service. Consider the needs of your particular group.
- Schedule time in advance of your event or meeting to preview possible titles. Include anyone who is to be involved in planning and design of your program or meeting.
- Set up a proper viewing space. The room does not need to be darkened as long as there isn't a glare on your tv/monitor, or screen.
- Before screening a video or DVD to be used in a group discussion setting, it is a good idea to prepare your group with general questions and discussion that address your theme.
- Provide a brief introduction to the video or DVD. Then give your group one or two things to watch for or think about as they watch. View as a group.
- Depending on the content, you may want to give people a few quiet moments before responding. If you have a large group, it can be a good idea to ask that people gather in smaller groups of 3 or 4 for discussion.
- Response to the video or DVD can take many forms. You could start with a general question such as, "How did the video/DVD make you feel?" or "Was there anything new you learned?" Questions can become more specific, finally moving the group towards specific action or follow-up, as individuals or as a group, in response to the issue or ideas presented.
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