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Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Blog |

How to Prepare Your Group for Growth

(Or, ‘How to Bring New Members into an Established Group’) One of the values we want to highlight in our second year of Grow Groups is the value of growth.  The idea of ‘growth’ runs two ways: Spiritual Growth.  The mission of our Groups Ministry is to “help members and guests ‘Grow in Christ’ as we study, share, and serve in deep relationship with one another”.  Spiritual Growth is central to what we do in our groups. Numerical Growth.  It is critical that we grow more groups so that everyone has an opportunity to get connected and grow. The focus of this post is preparing your group for ‘numerical’ growth.  A few things to keep in mind before I get to the practical ideas: Once a group has been together for 6 months, it becomes more difficult for new members to break into the group.  Keep that in mind as you consider growing your group. Growth can be difficult for the new member trying to enter an existing group,...

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2010 in Blog |

Five Things Every Small Group Member Needs From Their Leaders

Read this post from Small Group World: Every Small Group Member needs to know that their Small Group Leader… loves the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love’s their neighbor as they love themselves (Mark 12:30 – 31) understands that life is messy and that the leader will leverage the synergy of the group to help carry the load and remind the struggling group member of the hope that is in them in the messy times is espousing and instilling a biblical world-view is available as a sounding board and willing to give wise counsel when requested will make sure that no known financial, emotional, or spiritual need will be glossed over but that the group leader will coalesce the spiritual gifts, abilities, and resources of the group members to meet those...

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