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Starting Well

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While there’s no formula guaranteeing a successful Life Group, there are a few things you can do to get your group off to a great start.

FIRST MEETING

  • Make the first meeting fun and mostly social. 
  • Take five minutes at the end of the first meeting to tell the group what excites you about where the group is headed. 
  • Make sure everyone knows what day you’re meeting, what time, and where. 
  • Review and Sign the Group Agreement 
  • Tell the group about childcare reimbursement. 
  • Ask someone in your group to collect and share everyone’s contact info, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. 
  • Reminder: Take a few minutes prior to the arrival of your group members to pray for the evening.

FIRST MONTH

  • Begin sharing life stories (one per week/the 30-minute versions). 
  • Meet one-on-one with at least one group member or couple. 
  • Plan an overnight retreat with your group during the first six months. 
  • Reminder: Consistently pray for your group members by name.

SECOND MONTH

  • Continue sharing life stories. 
  • Meet one-on-one with at least one group member or couple. 
  • Reminder: The most important thing you can do as a leader is to stay connected to God through regular, personal quiet times. 

THIRD MONTH

  • Sign up to serve together 
  • Finish sharing life stories. 
  • Let someone else lead the discussion at a meeting. 
  • Meet one-on-one with at least one group member or couple. 
  • Reminder: Invite someone wiser to pour into you on a consistent basis.

As always, contact the Community Life Pastor anytime, for anything. We’re delighted to be serving with you.