Hey all, I’m sorry there was no post last Thursday. I apologize if you wasted hours staring at your phone or computer waiting for my email to pop up. 🙂 I was in class last week learning about leadership and administration in the church, and actually had the opportunity to tour several other churches learning about how they approach leadership and discipleship. I am excited to share in the days ahead some of the things I learned.
LEADER HUDDLE | NOV 19
Before we get too far into this post, I want to ask you to make it a priority to be at our LEADER HUDDLE on Sunday Nov 19 at 6 PM in MOSAIC CAFE. DINNER IS PROVIDED. This time we are going to be talking about:
Just to be clear, this is NOT how to make your group larger. It is how to help the people in your group/class become more like Christ.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is 4 weeks from today and Christmas is 2 months from yesterday. I know some of you hate me right now. However, holidays can have a funny impact on people’s schedules, and as it turns out, people’s schedules impact their group attendance. With that in mind, please talk to your group now about a holiday rhythm. Some groups continue to meet throughout November and December and only miss a week or two. Others meet right up until Thanksgiving and then try to gather socially during December.
Much like summer, we often forget how full our schedule can be going into the end of November and December with family and business parties, school concerts, and last minute shopping. Having a plan now can help you figure out how to plan your group study between now and the end of the year. Or you can ignore this advice, but if you complain to me in December about how nobody is able to make it to your group, I’m going to say “I told you so”. 🙂
SPEAKING OF STUDIES
Studying God’s word is fundamental to what we are doing in our groups. In light of that, I know that I’ve mentioned this study before, but my small group right now is going through the Tony Evans study on the books of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. We are only 2 weeks in, but if you are looking for a study, I highly recommend it.
Again, I want to say how grateful I am for each of you. You are not only group organizers or conversations leaders or providers of delicious snacks, you are DISCIPLERS. Thank you for taking that role seriously!