Your unique role in the apprenticeship process is practical and relational.
Every leader should be humble, teachable, curious, and intentional because if you lead from that posture, it creates an environment that encourages transformation in the lives of those you lead.
If you're looking for a fresh way to help your group members connect, consider checking out Well Known.
It's vital that when you see change in your groups members, you take time to point it out and celebrate it.
We want to introduce you to something new. We're in the process of creating a series of one or two-week studies to help get your group into the Bible.
The most frequent question group leaders ask church staff is, "What should my group study next?" We can give you all sorts of answers, but the truth is you're in a much better position to answer that question than we are.
How do you lead from a position of influence instead of authority? That's what this video is all about.
Serving together as a group never feels urgent. In fact, if you don't make a plan, it probably won't happen at all.
Doing a study over the summer months is unrealistic for most groups, but staying connected is still important . . . and do-able.
It's important that you foster a collaborative relationship with a church staff member now—even if it's currently smooth sailing in your group. You'll want that relationship in place in the event that one of your group members enters a difficult season.
I enjoy leading my group. I just hope nobody asks me anything about the Bible.Do you ever think something like this?
Is your group coming to an end in the next few months? If so, it's time to start planning to end well. It may feel like you have plenty of time, but you don't.
Make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to connect more deeply with your heavenly Father during this time of year when his grace and faithfulness is so near to mind. Paying attention to your own relationship with God benefits you, and it benefits those you lead.
I’m certain Jesus prayed every day, but there was something about changing his schedule and location that took his prayer time to a different level.
As leaders, you have the opportunity to set up new groups with leaders—equipped leaders, ready to step into leadership. We call this replacing yourself and it's part of our multiplication strategy.
You don't always have to go deep with Story Cards. You can also use them as a fun ice-breaker at the beginning of any group meeting.
To many people, the God of the Old Testament seems different than the God of the New Testament, even though we know he is the same God. In particular, God's punishment often doesn't fit the sin—at least by our standards.
Picking your next study can be a little daunting because of all of the options out there. But we want to challenge you to be proactive. Don't just think in terms of topic or format. Think in terms of what your group members might need to take a next step in their relationship with Jesus.
As you wrap up the Starter Study with your new group, you may wonder, What in the world are we going to study next?
Groups support, challenge, and encourage members to apply the truth they are learning. And application leads to transformation.