This past week, we hosted a Group Connect events. Through Group Connect we started 3 new groups! Here are the pictures of the new groups from Sunday night. Pray for these new groups as they kickoff.
What Is Leading Together:
On Monday mornings at 9am join us for a 10 minute telephone conference which will be record for future reference. This telephone conference will be to discuss hot topics, key issues, and practical tools to helps us all lead a little better. After the 10 minutes Pastor Zach will be available till 9:30am to talk and discuss with those who call (this part will not be recorded.) The 10 minute recording will be posted to www.nlthrive.org/Leader-Tools.
How To Join The Call
Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7035
Participant Access Code: 764716
Dates & Topics
8/31 Design your group meeting for life change
9/5 Developing community among group members
9/12 Subgrouping for deeper connections
9/19 Ask questions that get a response
9/26 What are you doing to renew and recharged
10/3 5 Things healthy small group do well
10/10 5 Ways to avoid a lame group prayer time
10/17 4 Strategies for improving your group attendance
10/24 5 Easy wayst to make your group fun
10/31 Developing honesty among group members
Someone once asked random people what is the most valuable thing you have ever lost? Here are some of their responses:
Three Secrets to Great Questions
Secret #1: Ask open-ended questions!
Read Post #3 About Asking Good Questions
It happens. Lets talk about what to do when the level of your group commitments falls too low. Here are five things.
Before Your First Group Meeting . . .
I are excited about the new groups that were started from Group Connect this past week. I am most excited for two things: First, for new host that will host their groups for the next six weeks. I am excited to see what God will do in your and through your life as you host your groups. Second, for new people who connecting in groups for the very first time. I believe one of the core values of spiritual growth is connecting with others. I am excited and praising God for what He has in store for our new groups over the next six weeks.
I want to recommend three things to you can do before your first meeting to help your group start of on the right foot.
I believe doing these three things will your first group experience be successful.
A common question for many small groups is, “What do we do with the kids?” Some people think that children in the Group are a blessing, for others having kids present can be distracting, so it’s important that every Group member clearly understands the arrangements that their group has made for kids. There are typically three options for every group that faces this question of kids:
The information that follows will help your group jointly determine what steps will be taken to address the question of childcare. Because the safety of our children is so important, here are two important things to consider when arranging child care for your Small Group:
What is the agreed upon childcare approach for our group? (Possible Answers)