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Life Group Leaders Description

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Life Groups are an integral part of what we do as a church. We believe that sustained life change occurs as we are growing in a relationship with Christ, and that this happens best when we are prioritizing intentional relationships with others who are seeking this same goal. Life Groups provide people with the opportunity to connect with others, grow in their relationship with Christ, and experience community. Our Life Group leaders create environments for people to develop and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Paul taught the Corinthians that some plant the seeds, others water them, but God makes them grow (1 Corinthians 3:6). Group leaders have the privilege of creating environments in which seeds of faith are planted and watered in the lives of those they lead, while trusting God with the growth. Our leaders play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ!

Role of Life Group Leaders

Life Group leaders are responsible for providing their groups with vision, direction, and support. Leaders are successful when they are personally growing in their intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders (Three Vital Relationships), and are leading their groups in such a way as to also encourage the group members’ growth in these three relationships. Life Group leaders are supported by Oasis Community Church staff members.

Qualifications

  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ (for at least two years) 
  • Recognize the Bible as the authority for their lives 
  • Have Life Group experience (preferably) 
  • Are members of the church 
  • Have the time, emotional capacity, and moral discernment to lead a group 

Expectations 

  • Lead the group by facilitating the group meeting, monitoring its health and duration, and promoting participation among group members 
  • Commit to engage in leadership development opportunities provided by the church
  • Identify and develop a qualified apprentice and embrace apprentice leader development as a measure of success 

GROUP LEADER OVERVIEW

THE WIN:
To create a small group environment where people pursue healthy relationships and spiritual growth

YOUR ROLE AS A LEADER IS TO: 

  • Create a predictable environment
  • Promote participation
  • Pastor your group members
  • Replace yourself by identifying an apprentice
  • Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ (for at least two years)

MY ROLE AS A DIRECTOR IS TO: 

  • Pastor you and your group
  • Coach and equip
  • Meet with you/your apprentice 2-3 times a year with director
  • Attend training night

WHY GROUPS? 

To grow spiritually you must be connected relationally. 

We want leaders and group members to grow spiritually in the 3 Vital Relationships described in Matthew 22:36-40. 

  1. Intimacy with God 
  2. Community with Insiders 
  3. Influence with Outsiders 

WHAT IS OUR GROUP MODEL? 

  • 12–24 month group cycles 
  • Closed groups where members feel safe to be open and share 
  • To end well through multiplication

WHAT IS OUR GROUP MODEL? 

  • Be growing in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ 
  • Be growing in oneness and love in your marriage (if married) 
  • Recognize biblical authority 
  • Have sufficient emotional capacity 
  • Have moral discernment and guardrails in your life