What God wants to do in your group, he will first do in you. Round out your leadership with these trainings. Not sure what to do? Talk to your coach.
Strong groups have elements of all three of these — growing relationship with God, deeper relationships with each other, and impacting the world arounds them through building relationships with non-believers.
Groups are where we have other people in our regular day-to-day. What makes groups last is a culture of belonging, but also having a purpose, where they balance invitation and challenge.
Is your group feeling stressed? Plan a day of fun. Getting a little too cozy? Try to do something out of your comfort zone or dive into a new topic.
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Getting a routine helps the people in your group plan for when you’ll be together. It keeps planning simple on you, and sets expectations for the group.
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As a leader, your role is to guide your people to a new place in their relationship with God. Here are some ways you can meet your people where they are.
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Some straight talk: if you try to do all of this yourself, burnout will come quick. The more responsibility you give away, the more leaders will emerge from your group. Look for who is ready for more and give them space to try. From administration to hosting to sending out the invitations, build a core team of people who are in.
Use the True Talent Indicator to see how the people in your group are wired, and give them things to do that align with that.
Who do you want to invest your leadership in the most this year? Maybe they’ll take over leading your group as you move on to something else, or they’ll branch off leading their own group. Either way, bring them along your leadership journey.
You’re leading a group because you want your friends to know Jesus. One of the most effective tools we have to do this is our own story. And learning to share our stories boldly takes some practice. Follow these steps to identify, pray for, and invite in non-believers in your circle.
All healthy, living things reproduce. While the relationships in your group may last a lifetime, your group structure won’t. And that’s a good thing. These signs might indicate your group is ready for some change.
Whatever new territory you’re taking, we’re here to celebrate and support you. Talk to your coach or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help in what transition could look like. Then mark the moment. Growth should be celebrated, so reflect on all that God has done in your group and encourage the heck out of new leaders who are stepping out.