Two things come up over and over on this blog… I like going through the gospels for club talks (and campaigners… see here and here and here) and I like collaboration. It was only a matter of time before I combined the two.
This year in our area all of our clubs are going through the Gospel of Luke. I have identified a specific passage in each chapter for us to teach (see the document below). I then created a Google Doc (see example here) with the list of talks and our team leaders assigned talks for the semester (we will do the same for the Spring when we get closer). For Wyldlife we had them just pick one of the chapters that is closest to their dates since they meet less often.
After the talks were assigned, we had an all area club talk training seminar, similar to what we have done in years past, but we had breakout groups, four chapters of Luke at a time (then we switched), with a person who had prepared to lead each group, and everyone in our area who is doing that talk, and they went through the passage and discussed ideas about how to do a club talk on that passage. If that was confusing, think of it this way… If you were assigned the calling of Levi the tax collector (5:27-32), you met up with a veteran leader and all the other leaders in the area who will also be doing this talk. During this time you worked through the passage, brainstormed ideas, shared your own, etc. We did this for all of the odd chapters of Luke (we do the odd in the Fall and the even in the Spring). This also created a community of people who will be praying for each and continuing to share ideas as their talks approach.