Monthly Archives: August 2012

Session FIVE | The Heart of the Small Group Leader

This “vodcast” is from a class Tim and Brian did this past summer “Small Group 101”  While it was originally recorded to accommodate my absence in the case of our fourth child’s arrival (which in fact it did)–the content in this short video is the cornerstone to everything you will do in facilitating your small group.

 

Below are the verses I reference in the video when I mention “your handout:”

Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me.”-John 5.4 NLT-

Here is what I want you to do; Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God.  Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” -Matthew 6.6 MSG-

Session FOUR | At Small Group: Facilitating the Small Group Meeting and Discussion

Listen →  Small Group Podcast 4 Facilitating

The role of the Small Group Leader as a faciliator for discussions: tips, tricks, and dealing with people in order to ensure an open and well-balanced discussion that leads to participation and growth by all.

Session THREE | Choosing and Preparing a Group Study

In the following “vodcast” (originally recorded for a Small Group 101 Class for new leaders in the case of Brian’s absence due to the birth of their fourth kiddo).

Here you’ll hear a brief description of what your first study, “Devoted Together” will look like.  From there you’ll get counsel on various types of studies you can choose from for your group.  (For an additional quick list of potential studies, click here an blog post we did of potential studies)

“Now that you have the ‘curriculum in hand,’ what do I do with it?  How do I best prepare to facilitate this study prior to people showing up?”  The following video will walk you through preparing a small group study, step by step.

Session TWO | Before We Meet: Organizing the Details

Listen →  Small Group Podcast 2 – Before We Meet

General information and things to think about concering Small Group organization, structure, and focus – including some  common questions.

Hello new small group leader!

Thank you for your willingness to be the point person to get your Small Group up and going!

Just a quick refresh of what we shared over the phone:

  • Pick up “Devoted Together Curriculum” Packet  in the FCC Main Office (M-F, 8:30a-5:00p)
  • Revisit this blog in the days ahead for “Small Group 101” Audio Podcasts for additional training

Then,

  • Decide in who’s home you will be initially hosting the group
  • Decide on your first meeting, “Dinner Together” and contact your group members with Date, Time, Place and What to bring

Please contact your new group members no later than Friday, August 31 with plans for “Dinner Together” to take place in early September

Thank you for your willingness to help facilitate some new relationships that will encourage each others’ ultimate relationship with the Lord,

Brian Talty (Spiritual Development Pastor)
Tim Revis (Small Groups Coach)