Here are a few resources that you might find useful as a ministry leader or going more in depth with your position!
Camera & Videos
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Fellowship One GO
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Don’t Do It Alone
Pray and ask God to help and guide you throughout. This is a big responsibility, but God doesn’t expect you to do it alone. God promises to equip you for what He has called you to do. Be sure to set aside quiet time with God to allow Him to strengthen and encourage you. Whether you are an experienced small group leader or this is your first time, God is pleased with your commitment and will meet you right where you are.
Be Caring and Sensitive
Some in your group might see a lot of humor in certain topics and questions. Others may be hurting and unhappy, not seeing the humor at all. As you go through the study, be aware of those who may need a little more guidance and encouragement than others. Some may even want to have you meet, talk, and pray with them outside the group. If you feel their issues are more than you are quali ed to handle, don’t hesitate to refer them to your pastor or a Chris- tian counselor. Don’t worry if you don’t always have an answer to a question. Your group will appreciate your honesty!
Be Accepting and Non-Threatening
For example, if someone comes up with an opinion that is totally counter to what Emerson sometimes refers to as “typical” or “generally speaking,” do not be defensive or argumentative. Let everyone give opinions.
Be an Encourager
Encourage group members to attend every session, engage fully in the discussion, pray, and complete any assignments that have been agreed upon. Help them to see God working in them throughout the study. As you lead, be sensitive to personality types (i.e., introvert and extrovert). Gently draw out the quieter members by asking non-threatening questions such as, “What do you think about this?” Encourage talkative members to fully share but not dominate the discussion. Never allow unsolicited advice.
Prepare for Your Meeting Ahead of Time
Be sure you are familiar with the material, reading and/or watching ahead as appropriate and being aware of any spe- ci c instructions that come with your product.
Do your best to honor the time frame you have planned for each week. Keep the discussion focused on the topic and on the speci c questions the group is addressing. Let people share, give opinions, and even disagree a bit, but don’t be afraid to sum things up and move to the next question or topic. If the conversation strays to other topics, gently redirect the group back to the study guide questions and suggest that alternate discussion continue during the social time after the study.