FIVE PRINCIPLES OF A GREAT GROUP
BE PRESENT (AUTHENTIC FAITH) –
Show Up Predictably:
Do not cancel your group plans and reach out to those who miss.
Show up Mentally:
Be prepared to encourage others and silence your phones.
Show up Randomly:
Seek to connect outside the group.
CREATE A SAFE PLACE (CLARIFY FAITH) –
Lead the Group:
You set the spiritual temperature of your group. People will only share as deeply as you do.
Respect the Process:
People are to be loved not problems to be fixed.
Guard the Heart:
Openly discuss your expectations for the group when you first start meeting each session.
MAKE IT PERSONAL (INSPIRE FAITH) –
Live in Community:
Stay connected with your group coach, other leaders and group life resources.
You cannot give to others what you are not receiving yourself. Read. Pray. Listen.
Be honest with yourself and others.
TAKE IT HOME (RADIATE FAITH) –
Make Your Group Family-Friendly:
Take advantage of New Hope’s free child care offer when needed.
Seek to care not only for group members but their entire families.
Utilize New Hope Curriculum:
The whole family can learn together.
MOVE THEM OUT (ENCOURAGE FAITH) –
Move Them to Someone Else:
Do not get offended if someone leaves your group for any reason.
Move Them to Be the Church:
Lead your group to think outside themselves and serve the community.
Move Them to What’s Next:
Encourage and celebrate when someone leaves your group for kingdom purposes.