Welcome to The Family Project. We’re glad you’ve decided to join us on this 12-week journey into God’s design for the family. Focus on the Family created The Family Project for the purposes of showing how God reveals His very nature through the family, and demonstrating how families can impact the culture around them.
Consider some of the difficult issues facing us today. Whether it’s poverty, divorce, abuse, crime, or a host of other social ills–all of them can, in some way, point back to the breakdown of the family. When we ignore God’s design for family, society suffers. However, when we embrace it, society thrives.
We know it can be difficult to talk about these issues—especially when we realize that every family, including our own, is dysfunctional to one degree or another. That’s why we want to make sure that as a small group leader, you have all the tools you need in order to facilitate an enriching and encouraging group study experience.
In the following videos, you’ll receive tips on how to engage your group in discussion. You’ll also discover what it means to shepherd and host your group over the next twelve weeks. We want you to feel confident as you enter into your role as leader—encouraged and equipped to dig deep into the concepts presented in The Family Project and able to apply them to your own life. With prayer and just a little bit of preparation, we hope that you’ll find leading The Family Project to be a fun and rewarding experience.
Thank you for making the commitment to being a small group leader for The Family Project. Whether you’ve led small groups in the past or this is your first time, we hope you’ll find these tips helpful in making the experience inspiring and enriching–for you and your small group.
If you have questions about The Family Project curriculum and related resources, or if you need additional support, you can call Focus on the Family at 1-800-A-FAMILY or email us at [email protected].