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Making Your Small Group Work Tip 10

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 10

Tip 10: Helping Others Take “Growth Risks”

A growth risk is any action or statement, new or out of your comfort zone, that has a possibility of a negative outcome. The challenge is given in the context of the group.

Biblical references:
• Colossians 1:28—“. . . we present everyone perfect [complete] in Christ . . .”
• Hebrews 10:24—“. . . let us consider how we may spur one another on . . .”

Why it’s important:
• It’s about life change
• It’s not just “trying something new”—it’s a real risk

How to do it:
• Clarify the issue
• Help people discern a next step in growth
– Get a new job
– Take a new course
– Go on a date
– Open up and share in the group
• Encourage them to take a step
• Follow up

Share Your Thoughts

Has your group struggled in this area? Share your stories and tips with fellow small group leaders in the comments section below.