026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

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6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

It might seem easy to blame your SGLs for your meeting failures. Have you ever heard yourself say thing like “They aren’t committed enough” or “They are too busy” or “They weren’t even paying attention!” And maybe you’re right. But maybe there’s something wrong with the way you’ve been creating your meetings. I think there are six things we can do to make a GREAT small group leader meeting. Make sure you’ve got all six ingredients, and you’re on your way to making a meeting strategy that... Read More
6 Ways to Set Up Small Group Leaders to WIN During VBS

6 Ways to Set Up Small Group Leaders to WIN During VBS

by Rebecca Simmons Four years ago, I remember wrapping up an amazing week of VBS with outstanding worship, incredible volunteer leaders, mind-blowing decorations and of course, awesome kids. But, I clearly remember the moment when God laid the question on my heart, “Did every child leave here KNOWN and have a sense of BELONGING?” When I looked over each classroom of 25 children with 4 adults, I realized the answer was NO! We have stellar volunteer leaders, but in the classroom setting where... Read More
3 Things to Look for in a Small Group Leader

3 Things to Look for in a Small Group Leader

by Kevin Ragsdale The small-group leader is the single most important volunteer in our ministry, and over the years I have made some interesting discoveries that have redefined what I look for in a leader. First, a good small group leader must have time. It doesn’t matter how good you are with students or how much charisma you have if you don’t make the time to invest relationally. Second, a good small group leader knows how to make good decisions on the fly. How your leaders respond, react,... Read More