One main reason people lead Small Groups is to help other believers build relationships.
Meeting with your group during your regular meetings provides stability, but as a leader, your greatest ministry moments might happen outside of those meetings.
If you commit to developing healthy relationships with the people in your Small Group, you’ll become a trusted friend and counselor for when they need you most.
Here are a few simple ways you can build healthy relationships with your Small Group:
- Meet outside of your Small Group. A simple meeting over coffee or dinner shows that you’re committed to being a leader AND a friend.
- Text and call people regularly. Investing in people’s lives by consistently including them in yours builds genuine connections.
- Celebrate life events. Wishing people a happy birthday or a happy anniversary and celebrating promotions, baby announcements, and new marriages are ways to show your eGroup members that you enjoy sharing life with them.
- Have fun together. Breaking the norm is a good way to refresh and re-energize your group. Not every Small Group meeting has to be serious. Every once in a while, plan to do something fun — have a group dinner, go bowling, or serve at an outreach event together.