Nick introduces the idea of Life Group Leader training videos and offers a prayer for Life Group Leaders.

 

If we can start our Life Group out strong, we will have a healthier group all year long. Nick unpacks two simple yet important ways to start strong with your group.
Link mentioned in the video: "Developing Small Group Guidelines" (PDF)

 

Nick talks about the big impact of seemingly small sacrifices.

Commitment One of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Make It Better

Key Question: "What am I doing personally to help the Life Groups ministry as a whole?"

Commitment Three of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Replace Yourself

Key Question: "Who around me am I empowering?"

Commitment Five of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Show Up

Key Question: "Do I view being present with others as a high priority?"

Commitment Seven of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Remain Openhanded

Key Question: "How do I deal with the tension that comes from new ideas and constant change?"

Nick unpacks the "3 Reasons We Do Life Groups" at TMC:
1) To provide access to authentic community
2) To provide an environment to grow authentic faith
3) To provide encouragement to live out authentic mission

Leaders are learners. One important way we learn is by being quick to listen.
Extra resources:
"Listening and Responding" (PDF)
"Key Word...LISTEN" (PDF)
 

Nick talks about a common pitfall for Life Group leaders.

Commitment Two of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Lead Small

Key Question: "Do I see pouring into a few as the best way to have lasting impact?"
 

Commitment Four of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Run Toward the Messes

Key Question: "What am I doing to meet people where they are in their brokenness?"

Commitment Six of "The 7 Core Commitments of a Successful Life Group Leader": Stay Healthy

Key Question: "Am I taking care of myself...
...emotionally? ...physically? ...spiritually? ...financially? ...relationally?"

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