Fall Series: "Subject to Change"
Life comes at us fast. It’s full of twists and turns, but how you respond makes all the difference. This series will walk you through Israel's exodus and wilderness journey. Through their story, you'll find yours.
If your group is discussing the "Subject to Change" series, we have everything you need to lead a great discussion every week. You can download weekly Message Discussion Guides below. Use these guides in your group to dive deeper into the message series.
Message Discussion Guides
Dive deeper into the weekend messages and apply biblical truths to your group's life.
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How to Prepare for and Lead Your First Small Group
"I've registered my group, now what do I do?"
Thank you for stepping out to lead a Small Group! Now it's time to start recruiting! Think of recruiting in two ways: (1) utilizing the Small Groups Portal, and (2) making personal asks.
(1) The Small Groups Portal
One of the best things you can do is have a strong presence on the portal. At a minimum that means making sure your information is accurate. This means updating your day, time, location, age range, and childcare information. Without this information, people won't be able to join your group.
The next step is to take your portal presence up a notch! Do this by writing a creative group description that's fun and welcoming! Also, be sure to update your profile picture and write a short bio for yourself. That way, people know a little bit about who you are. This goes a long way towards having people interested in your group. (For help, see the section below: "How to Manage Your Group.")
Finally, be sure to respond to prospects immediately. Check your email; that's how you'll be notified. Also, check your spam, sometimes the emails go there by accident. And remember, don't get discouraged. Prospects often reach out to several group leaders at once. If you don't get a reply from a prospect, don't take it personally. Just keep praying and trusting God to send people to your group, and of course, always invite people to join your group. That leads us to point two.
(2) Personal Asks
The portal can be a helpful tool, but the best way to grow your group is to invite people to join. Make a list of people you know... this could be friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, or people you've met at church. Now, start reaching out and inviting them to join your group! You might be surprised how many people will say "yes" right away.
We hope these tips help you start your group start strong. Check back here every week for more Coaching Tips!