WARM & WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT

NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW, UNTIL THEY KNOW THAT YOU CARE.

TRUTHS ABOUT BEING A SMALL GROUP LEADER:

  • Rejection will happen

  • Insecurity will surface in yourself

  • It’s hard

  • Everyone desires to be heard

HOW TO CREATE A WELCOMING SMALL GROUP:

  1. Establish ground rules as a group

    1. Remind everyone that this is a safe & sacred place

    2. One person speaks at a time (why important)

    3. Monitor yourself

    4. Small group discussion is confidential

    5. Build each other up

    6. Listen to each other first - maybe give advice

  2. Physical Space

    1. Time

    2. Location

    3. Seats

    4. Food (?)

  3. Format

    1. Prayer

    2. High/Low

    3. Main content/question

    4. End in prayer

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TIPS & TRICKS

Pray

Sometimes Suck

Inter-active

Sit on same level

One word questions

Practice asking questions

Be ready with follow up

ETA

Transparent

Contact weekly

Paper/Pen for journal

“Be thinking about…”

Cut out gossip

Don’t preach

Be ready to hand-off

Be ready to change content