Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Seven Ways to Nurture Your Small Group Leaders

Sally had been leading a small group for a few months when Jane, her small group coach, called her. Sally thought, that’s her job to call me; she really doesn’t care, and consequently, didn’t connect with her. A week later, Jane called again. This time Sally thought she was really nice but still was just doing her job.

Jane had to call Sally eight times before she believed Jane actually cared and wanted a relationship with her. As a leader, Sally was slow to warm up, slow to trust, and a little insecure. Had Jane given up on try seven, Sally may have given up on leadership and missed out on an edifying relationship with Jane. Jane went the distance and never gave up.

As a small group champion, you can never give up on your leaders. Stay as faithful as possible when ministering to your leaders. At the height of your frustration, you may think, these people don’t need me, but they do. But in order to minister to them, you have to crack their heart’s code. In the end, people don’t care how much you know, to use the worn phrase, until they know how much you care.

Here are seven steps to help you show your leaders how much you care.... Read more

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