An aircraft carrier is a warship equipped with a large open deck for the taking off and landing of warplanes. As well, it’s equipped to carry, service and arm its planes. A Small Group Bible study in this pattern is on a mission, under way to be in a strategic position for the men on board. Each time the men come, in the midst of the work week, they know they will be refreshed, refueled and refocused for life’s battles and open seas. They leave ready to fulfil the biblical plan they have studied, alert to serve their Captain well. This kind of Small Group is what we have in mind for the study sessions ahead. The aircraft carrier model best serves our goal of becoming a Promise Keeper in the year ahead.