If a group covenant is a high priority (1) so are good group resources (2). No matter how skilled a leader or committed a group, so much depends on the study material that they use. How well does it engage group members beforehand? Is it clear and relevant? Not only for the head but for daily living? Are the questions open and lively? Does it so set imaginations alight and hearts aflame that the group has difficulty in stopping?
At the workshops next weekend I shall be meeting a group of people whose main job is writing such material based on the weekly sermons. What an important job they have! And what other important factors should we include on the list at (3) and (4)? All suggestions welcome.