Five Ways to Lead Your Groups to Become Outwardly Focused

May 24, 2019
Episode #539
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Groups are one of the most important factors in getting people to stick with a church. The community that is built in groups helps your church members become more well-rounded disciples. Today, we discuss five ways to make your groups more outwardly focused.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • I don’t understand why churches don’t invest more time and resources into the health of groups. Groups are huge factors in the health of churches.
  • A pastor doesn’t have to run the groups ministry in a church, but the pastor does need to be the champion for groups.
  • Goals can sometimes become idols, but goals also motivate people to put in the work required to meet them.
  • There is nothing better for a church to celebrate than someone coming to new life in Christ.

The five ways we discuss are:

  1. Recruit leaders for that purpose
  2. Lead groups to do ministry together
  3. Ask groups to establish faith goals
  4. Talk about it redundantly
  5. Celebrate a lot

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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