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Making Your Small Group Work Tip 13

Tip 13: Confessing Your FaultsEveryone sins or does things wrong. The group should be a safe place to talk about areas that need improvement. Talking about sin brings it out ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 12

Tip 12: Group Check-In #2Just like a car needs a tune-up, your group needs a mid-course check-up.Biblical references: • 1 Corinthians 11:28—Examine yourself before coming to the communion table • ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 11

Tip 11: PrayerUse creativity and different techniques when you pray as a group in order to expand people’s understanding of what prayer can be and to deepen the connection with ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 10

Tip 10: Helping Others Take “Growth Risks”Definition: A growth risk is any action or statement, new or out of your comfort zone, that has a possibility of a negative outcome. ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 9

Tip 9: Responding to Someone Who Is HurtingDefinition: Responding to someone who is hurting means allowing them to express and process their pain in the context of the group. Emotional ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 8

Tip 8: Helping and Supporting Each OtherDefinition: Helping and supporting each other is another level of the “being attentive” skill. It means providing practical help and support, including wisdom or ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 7

Tip 7: Giving and Receiving FeedbackDefinition: Giving feedback is noticing and expressing what you think, feel, or perceive about someone for their benefit and awareness. It may be positives or ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 6

Tip 6: Calling Out the Best in OthersDefinition: Calling out the best in others is part affirmation and part invitation— affirming something in someone and asking them to keep bringing ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 5

Tip 5: Asking Good QuestionsDefinition: There are two types of questions you should ask during your group meetings. They are questions that: • Discover more information (information exchange) • Explore ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 4

Tip 4: Group Check-In #1Definition:A group “check-in” is a regularly scheduled “snapshot.” It’s a time at the end of a meeting (approximately 15 minutes) in which the group evaluates how ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 3

Tip 3: Telling Your Story (Without Going On and On)Definition: Telling your “story” means telling people about those significant events and relationships that have shaped you in the past and ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 2

Tip 2: Being AttentiveDefinition: Being attentive is noticing and naming what is happening in both the group process and in individuals.Biblical references: • Proverbs 4:1 and 5:1—God wants us to ...

Making Your Small Group Work Tip 1

Tip 1: Active ListeningDefinition: Active listening is communicating to someone that you hear what they are saying so they feel heard and understood.Biblical references: • James 1:19— “. . . ...

Making Your Small Group Work Session 3

Session 3: Setting Ground RulesSession 3 includes the following video segments: What are Ground rules (22 minutes) How’d It Go? (1 minute) Closing Thoughts (2 minutes) “Segment One: What Are ...

Making Your Small Group Work Session 2

Session 2: Five Habits of Life-changing GroupsFive habits that create a grace-filled, truth-telling group:Care • Being “for” each other • Encouraging each other • Coming alongside one anotherSafety • Having ...

Making Your Small Group Work Session 1

Session 1: Getting connected–God’s purpose for small groupsWelcome to Making Your Small Group Work! We are excited to begin the journey with you and your group. This resource is designed ...

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