Bible Study Groups Method
This is a great method for Bible study. Especially if it is an open conversation and not just teaching. It is good to have a leader who is very skilled in the Bible to keep everything on an even keel and inside Biblical truth. A group of 5-20 people who meet weekly or even monthly to study the Bible together can allow the whole group to grow together in the things of God.
Having a time of open questions that others may have an understanding of will help all of the group grow. Also, by having no judgement against any honest question may send the whole group into deeper Bible study to find the answers. Everyone will need a good Bible translation, notebook and pen. You might want to record at least the audio if it is agreeable with the whole group. Sometimes discussion flies back-and-forth so quickly we can miss something.
A quiet meeting place is best, whether in a home or a church setting. Having children, pets and other people interrupting will hinder the whole purpose. If the children are old enough to read, they might enjoy the first part of the study and could be excused if they get bored or tired. One to two hours is a good limit. It usually takes about 20 minutes for everyone to get there and settled down, so a two-hour plan might be for the best.
Consistency once again is the key to this kind of study method. Each person needs to make a commitment to be there if at all possible. Each person is needed to help the whole group grow. The Early Church started this way, rehearsing all the things that Jesus had taught them.