Frequently Asked Questions


General

General

Anyone can lead. Can you ask 5 questions if we give you 5 questions?

Anyone can attend a BBT! BBT is not bound by denominational or geographical constraints.

BBT groups typically meet for one hour on a weekly basis but that is flexible based on the needs of the group.
Groups can meet anywhere - work, home, church, local coffee shop, virtually, office, etc.

Curriculum

About Curriculum

The BBT 1-2-3TM was designed to be facilitated in a one-hour format with up to one hour of preparation for the facilitator as needed.

There are stand-alone studies as well as volumes that range from as few as three up to 12 studies.

BBT Curriculum

BBT curriculum is adapted to the BBT 1-2-3TM format from vetted sources like Christianity Today, Dynamic Catholic and other marketplace authors.

Getting Started

Getting Started

It's easy to start a BBT group. Simply click here to get started.

BBT is a tool that focuses on deploying leaders outside the walls of the church and can compliment already existing small group programs.

BBT responds to the needs of its group leaders and will train, support and encourage where applicable.

Group Leader Steps


Connectivity

Connectivity

Go!Connect is a web-based platform that distributes BBT’s Bible study curriculum, meeting details, and offers private internal group communication.

Learn More

Internet access is required for Go!Connect, but the materials can be saved or printed if the meeting location does not have connectivity.

Connect with a Coach

8-12 people is an ideal size but, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20

Contribution

Contribution

BBT is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded solely through voluntary contributions.

Financials

Churches and companies do not sponsor BBT groups. BBTs are organically formed by someone's desire to study God's word with peers, co-workers and friends and learn more about how it applies to what they do everyday - work.

There are several easy ways to donate to BBT.

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Other

Other


How can I start a BBT group?

It’s easy to start a BBT group. Get started today! We can help you get your BBT up and running quickly!

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 communication.

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:

  1. Online with a credit or debit card: Click here to go to the donate page.
  2. Auto bank payments: Set-up a recurring payment through your bank account.
  3. Mail: BBT, c/o Robert Millar, Executive Director, 16100 Swingley Ridge Rd, Suite #200, St. Louis, MO 63017
  4. 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.
What about retirees?

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 life.

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 emotional support.

Can you describe the training and orientation?

BBT responds to the needs of its group leaders and will train, support, and encourage where applicable. More information

How does BBT work with other small group programs?

BBT 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?

Typically, groups 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.