Plan Your Work
Then Work Your Plan
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, 'This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.'
Before we build a house, we must first have a plan, then count the cost. The same is true when you prepare a curriculum. Some people say, "I will just wait for God to inspire me each week." Although this approach sounds very spiritual, it actually imposes limitations upon the potential spiritual growth and maturity of your group. It is important for you to have a planned curriculum.
1. A curriculum prevents us from dwelling on familiar themes that are of personal interest.
2. A curriculum helps us to focus on the needs of your particular group.
3. A curriculum opens our minds to new thoughts and ideas.
4. A curriculum helps us to systematically move the group into Christian maturity.
5. A curriculum helps us to stay on track from week to week.
6. A curriculum helps assure the group that there is a plan and direction.
7. A curriculum allows other group members to prepare in advance.
8. A curriculum keeps the group from drifting from its original purpose.