As an FFOZ Friend also serving as a local Torah Club Leader, you’re part of a global team on a mission to bring the disciples of Jesus together to a place where they learn a Jewish perspective on the Bible, apply its timeless truths, and cultivate authentic spiritual relationships.
Toby Janicki, Torah Club Theological Support Coordinator, gives a quick answer to the question, “What is my role as a Torah Club Leader?”
The Torah Club cycle begins in late September or early October every year. Clubs are constantly forming, and new members can join at any time. There is no need to wait for the beginning of the next cycle—just jump in and get started.
You don’t need to be a teacher or have special qualifications to be a Torah Club Leader. We provide extensive Leader Guides and a weekly video teaching for your Torah Club. You can augment these extensive resources with your own insights as you are able and lead the group through the provided Focus and Discussion Questions from the Leader Guides.
Torah Club Leaders: FFOZ Friends at the Ally and Pillar levels are eligible for Torah Club leadership. There is no additional requirement or cost to become a Torah Club Leader. Torah Club Leaders define their clubs and invite students to join.
Torah Club Members: There are no special requirements for membership. Anyone can become a member of a Torah Club. Students pay $60 for the entire year and become Torah Club Members. The annual membership fee covers the cost of all student material, which includes fifty-four workbooks, one for every week of the year.
Torah Club Leaders have complete control to define a club and decide whether they want a club to be open or closed to new students. Clubs can be created for women, men, couples, or families with kids.
Finding members (students) for your Torah Club is made easy with the professional tools we provide. Effective ideas and ready-made advertising materials can be used to promote your Torah Club, and our online Club Finder helps prospective students in your area to find your club almost immediately.
The online club management app will help you manage and process your club efficiently; it is simple to use and designed specifically for Torah Club management.
Through this system, you will be able to see new member requests, accept and approve students, and build your personal Club's public page, and more. Dedicated Torah Club staff members are available to assist you with questions and training.
Leader Training Videos: More than fifty training videos ranging from practical tips to in-depth teachings.
Leader Enrichment: Exclusive quarterly online educational seminars by some of the world's top Bible scholars.
Leaders' Roundtable: Quarterly online meetings reviewing best practices for small groups and disicipleship.
FFOZ Leadership Summit: An annual gathering of FFOZ Friends, Torah Club Leaders, and FFOZ Staff to connect.
Regional Meet & Greet: Regional gatherings of Torah Club Leaders and local clubs.
Relationship and Connection: Torah Club Leaders have access to a dedicated staff for support.