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A small group leader is essentially the pastor or shepherd of the group. What that means is that you care about each person. But pastoral care ultimately belongs to all of the members of the group.

Key Points:

  • A group leader provides care.
  • The whole group provides care.
  • A group leader equips others to care.
  • Train people to mentor.

Quote This:

Colossians 3:12-16 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.

See Also: Series for Small Groups

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you ever been in a group where people really cared for each other? Describe what that was like.
  3. What happens in a group when the leader is doing all the caring?
  4. How can a leadership coach and motivate the members of the group to care for each other?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.