How can I start a BBT group?
It’s easy to start a BBT group. Get started
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How do I get the study material?
Go!Connect is a web-based platform that distributes BBT’s Bible study
curriculum, meeting details, and offers private internal group
I don’t have a Bible, what kind do I need to participate in a BBT?
Scripture references by BBT are from the Holy Bible, New International
Version (NIV®) unless otherwise noted. However, BBT hyperlinks scripture
references to Bible Gateway’s parallel view of NIV and The Message and
all are encouraged to use whichever translation they prefer.
I’ve never read the Bible; can I still participate in a BBT?
Yes, BBT participation is open to anyone, regardless of their knowledge
of the Bible.
Do I have to be a Christian to participate?
Anyone can attend a BBT! Everyone is welcome. BBT is not bound by
denominational or geographical constraints.
Do I need to be a member of a church to participate?
You do not need to be a member of a church to participate in BBT.
However, we do ask BBT leaders to be connected to a church home, so that
they may draw upon the pastoral and counseling resources to help group
members as needed.
Do companies sponsor BBT groups?
BBT groups generally grow from an individual’s desire to learn more about
applying Biblical principles at work and an interest in studying the
Word with peers, co-workers, and friends. Individuals take the
initiative to get things started by inviting others and distributing the
curriculum provided by BBT.
How is BBT funded?
BBT is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded solely
through voluntary contributions.
How do I give?
There are several easy ways to donate:
What about retirees?
- Online with a credit or debit card: Click here to go to the
- Auto bank payments: Set-up a recurring payment through your bank
- Mail: BBT, c/o Robert Millar, Executive Director, 16100 Swingley
Ridge Rd, Suite #200, St. Louis, MO 63017
- Securities: For stock and other marketable securities donations, as
well as estate planning, please contact Robert Millar, BBT Executive
Director, at RMillar@B-B-T.org.
Yes. BBT Curriculum does center around the idea of application in the
workplace but, is easily transferred to non-paid work and other areas of
Can a small group meet in a home?
Yes. Any place where people are. Homes, break rooms, churches, coffee
shops, office conference rooms, etc.
Who writes the curriculum?
BBT adapts it’s curriculum to the BBT 1-2-3 format from vetted sources
like Christianity Today, Dynamic Catholic and marketplace authors.
What is the ideal size for a group?
8-12 is ideal but “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I
with them.” Matthew 18:20
Can this work in rural areas?
Yes. Internet access is required for Go!Connect, but the materials can be
saved or printed if the meeting location does not have connectivity.
How many lessons are in the studies?
There are stand-alone studies as well as volumes that range from as few
as three up to 12 studies.
How much time does it take?
BBT 1-2-3 was designed to be facilitated in a one-hour format with up to
one hour of preparation for the facilitator as needed.
Can pastors be part of a group?
Yes, but BBT prefers to remove the burden of pastors to lead them so BBT
trains, equips and helps lay leaders confidently facilitate the groups.
BBT always refers group leaders to pastors for theological questions and
Can you describe the training and orientation?
responds to the needs of its group leaders and will train, support, and
encourage where applicable. More
How does BBT work with other small group programs?
is a tool that focuses on deploying leaders outside the walls of the
church and can compliment already existing small group programs.
How frequently should groups meet?
meet once per week but, many take breaks during the normal holiday
seasons and sometimes through the summer.
How long should a meeting last?
Ideally, one hour but is
dependent on the needs of the group. Thirty minutes is difficult, and
more than one hour tends to disrupt people’s work schedules, and people
may not return.