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Leading a small group that makes disciples means taking initiative to develop people in your group to go full circle in pursuit of God.
- Develop people who care.
- Develop disciples who mentor others.
- Develop team members who lead.
Ecclesiasties 4:9-12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
See Also: Discipleship Culture
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Describe a time when you were part of a successful team (sports, work, arts, etc.). What did the leader do to make the team effective?
- Think of a good group you have attended. Read Colossians 3:12-16. What did the leader do to create that kind of care? What did the members do?
- As you start mentoring people in your group, who would you begin with, and why?
- How will it benefit your group as the members learn to start mentoring others?
- Identify some challenges that make it hard for leaders to share ministry responsibility with others.
- What steps did someone once take to help you develop as a leader?
- What situations would require extra conversations or meetings with your co-leaders? With your coach or pastor?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.