We want to see your gifts, passions and personality show up in your small group. We want you to make your group your own. But as you put your fingerprints on your group, it’s also important that we share common values as a whole. Together we have the same mission, serve the same people and we want to share the same values.
LEAD YOURSELF FIRST
One temptation is to allow theactivity of ministry to replace your abiding relationship with Christ. First and foremost, we want your “Worship of Christ” to drive your “Walk with Christ”, which overflows into your “Work for Christ”.
TAKE THE LONG VIEW
Though God can instantly transform lives, break addictions and make all things new, the pattern we typically see in Scripture is that God works over extended periods of time. Both discipleship and relationships take time. It is critical that you remain patient and keep your eyes on the long view of ministry so you do not become discouraged or burnout.
GIVE MINISTRY AWAY
We want every Small Group Leader to look for ways to facilitate mutual ministry in their small group. This includes: hosting, praying, bringing food, leading breakout, facilitating the discussion, planning a social event, organizing a service opportunity and ultimately multiplying your group.
PARTNER WITH OTHERS
Leadership can be lonely, but you are not alone. In addition to your small group, we encourage you to come alongside other leaders, coaches, pastors and other ministry teams as you seek to lead your small group. We’re in this together.