All of the Bible studies available on the Walk with the Word web site are actual small group and/or Sunday School lessons that were either used in real life while following the reading plan, or continue to be added as we cycle through the entire Bible time and time again.
Because the emphasis is on application, you can’t miss the fact that the format we choose to use most often is “question and answer”. The passage of Scripture to be studied is usually read completely through by the group and the leader then facilitates group discussion by going through the passage point by point.
This is a group application of the Inductive Bible Study Method that employs observation, interpretation and application. By asking questions of the group, the leader is, in reality, training people to stop and thoroughly observe the particulars of the passage, make an interpretation as to what it means within the context of the passage, and finally to share how it applies to them personally. Rather than using the model of a lecturer and audience in which there is limited interaction, the measure of success of this approach is that the participants actually contribute more than the facilitator. This is why it is not difficult for you to eventually develop your own, similar materials because you’ll see how easy it is to put a little formatting behind your own study of the passage that results in sharing your personal observation, interpretation and application while guiding group discussion of same.