Did you just start a new group? If so, we have some resources we want you to know about.
As you lead, make sure you stay connected with your heavenly Father. Don't let the busyness that comes with leadership push him to the periphery.
A common concern among group leaders is that prayer time at the end of group meeting can feel shallow, stale, or awkward.
For most groups, it's not too early to begin sharing responsibilities during the four-week starter period. Doing so is a great way to give your group members a sense of ownership of the group.
Social time happens at the beginning of every group meeting, usually for 15-30 minutes.The goal is to create an informal environment where group members can unwind, connect, and laugh.
If you just started a new group, you've now entered the "takeoff" phase of its life. Here are two things you can do to have a smooth takeoff.
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.