Hello Small Group Leaders!
What do you do when one of your group members feeds your dog an unsolicited Big Mac? Or how about when someone gets up in the middle of the prayer to root through the host's refrigerator? Or the person whose prayer request is an inevitable 25 minute monologue? Or the person who will never leave?
Of course, those are actual examples from real North Way small groups. I bet you could add a few stories of your own.
As small group leaders we have to become masters of the unexpected. We want to care for each individual group member while respecting the integrity and purpose of the group. We hope to create fun environments that encourage vulnerability and transparency. Every small group is unique. There are certainly no one-size-fits-all solutions. We can learn from each other and turn those precarious scenarios into thriving communities where life change happens.
This is our first edition of our Small Group Leader Newsletter. Consider it our virtual 10 minute monthly get-together. It will be a platform to share stories, ideas, and best practices from all or our campuses. Since it's new, I would love to hear what you would like to see. What does your group need? What great idea did you implement? What challenges are you facing? This month we are going to look at some tools to help you launch the semester well.
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Hopefully, this newsletter will give you a few more tools in your tool kit to help the people you are caring for experience life changing community.