We hope you have recovered from the garbage plates at Re:Group and have been able to start using some of the ideas and tools you picked up Sunday night. We are praying we may all grow in our pursuit of Christ this year as we lead and care for our group members.
Now the fun begins. Groups begin next week. As we prepare for week 1, here is a checklist to help you think through details for a successful launch of your group.
1. Check Out the Portraits of a King Booklet
Get a sneak preview of our 52 page booklet for our new series beginning this week!
2. Plan A Group Meal
Invite both new and continuing group members to bring an item for dinner as you connect your first week.
3. Contact Each Group Member
Split up your group roster among your leaders and make sure everyone gets a call before your first meeting. Emailing details is great, but the personal touch is more likely to lead to them showing up and connecting.
4. Bring A Preassigned Volunteer Schedule
Instead of having people sign up to serve and hoping to fill each serving slot, schedule everyone ahead of time and bring the schedule to group. Every group that has done this has never gone back to asking for sign ups!
5. Review the Group Agreement
We will include these in the online sermon discussion questions to review with your group next week!
6. Update Your Group Details on the Groups Database
People are checking out groups online this week. Make sure your group name, time, location, and description are still correct.
7. Update Your Coach on Group Changes
Have you added new leaders or new group members, or do you have group members in transition? Let your group coach know so we can update your group roster and make sure any new co-leaders have an opportunity to fill out the Group Leader Application.
8. Fill Out the Group Leader Application
If you are new to Community Group Leadership and stepping into the role this year, please fill out the Group Leader application found at the link above.
9. Pray For Your Group
We create the environment but God changes hearts. Let's show our dependence on Him as we pray for our group year!
We're praying for a great year of group!
Community Groups Pastor
Life is better connected!