In this training Lynne Edmonds explores the big and small ways groups can provide care. People connected in authentic community naturally care for one another. They do it almost unconsciously. But caring for one another isn’t the same thing as providing care. We want you to foster a caring environment in your group, but we also want you to take the lead to provide care when members of your group experience pain or difficulty.
Remember, often people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. So as you are encouraging your group members to learn and grow in their faith, showing care to them is an important step in building a safe environment where life-change is possible.
Do you make it a priority for your group to support and care for each other?
Try Doing These Things:
- Pay close attention to prayer requests. They can alert you to group members' care needs.
- Always practice active listening. People are more likely to trust you if they know you're really paying attention to what's going on in their lives.
- If being on the lookout for care needs doesn't come naturally to you, don't hesitate to follow the lead of a group member who is more tuned in to others' needs.