Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Jerry F. Knoblet
Expository, Small Groups, Lessons, Training
Christianity | Religion
Rogers, Draper D., "Expository Teaching in Small Groups: Training Small Group Leaders How to Develop and Teach Expository Lessons" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3697.
This action-based research project examined the problem that adult small group leaders lack the training to teach expository lessons in their small groups. Therefore, the purpose of this D.M.I.N. action-based research project was to train small group leaders in the Close Reading of Scripture Strategy (CROSS) Method on how to develop expository lessons. In the action-based research project, the author examined how small group leaders study and prepare an expository lesson. The researcher developed The C.R.O.S.S. (Close Reading of Scripture Strategy) Method. The C.R.O.S.S. Method is a strategy that the leaders can use to help them understand the Word of God by spending time with the text to extract the author’s intended meaning from the text. The Close Reading of Scripture Strategy Method is helpful throughout the Bible.