Here is a example of our Virtual Bible Study agenda. We hope it might serve as a starting point as you consider hosting one of your own. We host our study on Mondays at 8:30 pm, so the schedule below is based on that.
- 8:30 pm-8:35 pm: Welcome, remind participants how to mute. Have one person assigned to mute those who don’t know that they are not muted as they enter the Zoom call. Have one person assigned to put people into breakout rooms as they enter. (Have leaders determined for each room beforehand.)
- 8:35 pm: Pray and recap of where we have been so far
- 8:40 pm-9:05 pm: Breakout Rooms
- 9:05 pm-9:07 pm: Intro into the next week
- 9:07 pm-9:20 pm: Have one person assigned to share their screen so the group can watch the next video for the study.
- 9:20 pm-9:27 pm: Ask a few people (we ask the breakout room leaders) to answer prepared questions that were responded to by the leaders in the video. Asking our breakout room leaders builds their connection with the group and makes the study more personal by sharing through stories.
- 9:27 pm-9:30 pm: Wrap up and pray it out. Cheer on your participants.
- We break up randomly into groups because we are not sure who is going to come from week to week. You could also select who goes into each room ahead of time, depending on your group’s needs.
- On the day of the study, we send out the Zoom info so that people have it readily at hand & a link to that week’s lessons for those who may want to look over the information before we meet.
- The day after the study, we sent out the Zoom recording without video to protect participants’ faces from being shown, as well as the link to the next week’s daily lessons for those who may have missed.
- This has been a bit of an “All Hands On Deck” adventure, meaning our friends are jumping in to help lead groups and run the technology and communication. It has been so fun to do it together!
We hope this is helpful to you. If you have questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to help you get started!