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If you want to have a great small group, there are a few ground rules that you need to follow. These will help you to treat each other with love and respect, and above all, to build trust in your group.

Key Points:

  • Don’t pretend that you’re perfect.
  • Don’t try to fix each other.
  • Don’t be afraid of silence.
  • Use “I” statements.
  • No side conversations.
  • Keep it confidential.
  • Listen.

Quote This:

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV) Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

See Also: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Which of these ground rules do you find hardest to follow, and why?
  3. Which one do you think is most important, and why?
  4. What happens in a group when confidentiality is not respected?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.