Leading a small group isn’t too difficult, but you do need to know these 7 things:

  1. Know who Jesus is. That’s what this is all about, right?
  2. Know your team. These are the people who will help you and give you accountability: your pastor, coach, and co-leaders.
  3. Know the win. Do you know the goal of your small group in terms of the 3 small group principles.
  4. Know the ground rules. Be sure everyone is clear about not making your group experience awkward or ineffective. Share those ground rules with your group.
  5. Know your group. Clue in to who’s coming and what they need, so you can share the right truth at the right time.
  6. Know the resources. Be sure you know how the library works at pursueGOD.org so you can help others.
  7. Know your timeline. How long will you meet, and will you take any breaks?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Who is on your team to help you lead your group?
  4. What is the “win” for your group? How can you measure whether you’re winning?
  5. Talk about the small group ground rules. How will you communicate these rules to your group?
  6. Who is currently in your group? Who do you hope will join someday?
  7. How long do you think you’ll meet as a group? What’s your long-term vision?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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