As we consider selecting new Small Group Leaders, there are four qualities that are most important. Rather than focusing on specific strengths or ministry experience, we are most concerned with a leader’s heart. We want spiritually healthy men and women who are committed to small groups.
New leaders are typically selected on the recommendation of their existing Small Group Leader along with the input of coaches, pastors and elders.
Do you have a heart for God? All Small Group Leaders must display a love for God and a desire to grow in community (Matthew 22:37–39).
Do you have a heart for people? All Small Group Leaders must demonstrate their love for people by participating in a small group prior to leading a group of their own (2 Timothy 2:2).
Do you have a heart for ministry? All Small Group Leaders must partner with Radiant and go through church membership as representatives of Radiant Bible Church (Philippians 1:3–6).
Do you have a teachable spirit? All Small Group Leaders must embrace the vision and values of small groups while demonstrating the ability to lead, disciple and facilitate ministry (Hebrews 13:7).