Being intentional just means making sure the group is more than a series of random interactions between its members. No one is happy in a random group because no one grows or feels challenged.
It may be time to multiply. Does that freak you out a little? Does it make you wonder why we make a big fuss over ending groups.
All groups have a natural life cycle. It's up to a group's leader to work with group members to make a plan for finishing strong and, ideally, launching new groups out of the group that is ending.
As people grow, it's important that they have the opportunity to influence others. That can't happen if a group stays closed off.
Ending your group well is one of the most difficult parts of leadership. That's because it's one of the most important Leader Essential, but it doesn't feel urgent until the eleventh hour.
Multiplication is the topic most groups don't want to talk about. That can make it particularly tough to lead your group through the process.
It happens. You get to the end of the eight-week starter period and some of the people in your group decide not to continue. What do you do?