It would be very unusual in our culture and society for a woman not to be insecure about something, whether it be her looks, her weight, her intelligence, her parenting skills, and the list goes on. This causes them to worry about everything—looks, finances and relationships. Beth Moore’s book “So Long, Insecurity” discusses the many issues and problems women in the throes of insecurity face and why it is so important to discover who we are in Christ.
In addition to the book, a participant’s study guide was written to help women work on their insecurities and come out with dignity and hope by relying on Christ. Small group leaders now have access to a group experience participant guide offering instruction to facilitate the ten-week study guide. The Leader’s Guide walks you step-by-step through “So Long, Insecurity” and the participant’s guide with steps and questions to promote discussion and draw women closer to one another and to the Savior.
Each class will be more productive if you allot an hour and a half for discussion. Some study leaders will find this type of guide helpful especially if they are new to leading Bible study groups. More experienced leaders may not think they would find this guide helpful; however, with a subject as tender as insecurity, this guide delivers what it promises.
This particular study is very personal and unique from any of the others Moore has written. Leaders should stress confidentiality, compassion and understanding during the meetings. Group members should feel free to share their deepest emotions without fear. I’m not sure this guide would create less work or more work for the study leader. Without the Beth Moore videotapes that typically complement her studies, the Group Experience Leader’s Guide will offer a unique perspective on meetings.
If you are thinking about leading women on a journey to freedom from insecurity by facilitating a class based on “So Long, Insecurity” by Beth Moore, you will find this leader’s guide helpful in leading discussion and bringing them closer to Christ. Each class is structured around a Warm-up, a word from Beth, Digging In, Time in the Word and wrap up followed by homework for the leader to help you deal with your own insecurity.
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