It all depends on you. One wrong word, and the whole group will be warped forever. You’ve got to lead this Bible study perfectly. No pressure, right?
Often, our fears about leading a small group Bible study are much worse than the reality. You really can make it work.
Before you get started, see if you can spend some time with a seasoned group leader. Attend one of their meetings and talk about what they’ve learned over the years. Maybe they can even coach you for a while.
When you’re leading, be clear on the details. People want to know what you’ll be studying, the time, the length, and the location. Do your best to stick with these.
Next, don’t feel like you need to know every answer. You won’t. Sometimes you’ll have to research and get back to them.
Also, in any group, you’ll have those who speak more, and those who don’t. You’ll have to draw out those who are quieter.
And, of course, pray before, during, and after. Trust that God will help you as you lead.