Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Host/Leader Training

Beginning July 22nd, we will be launching a 6-week a small group host/leader class for current and potential small group hosts/leaders. We will be meeting in the Springbrook conference room each Wednesday evening (excluding Aug 5th) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Each week we cover one of the session topics listed below, plus we will be looking at a buffet of other leadership resources that will facilitate healthy, Biblical group life.

If you are interested in attending this class, or if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Richard at (224) 569-3300 x213 or by email at

Session Topics
Creating Biblical Community
Connecting With One Another
Fostering Spiritual Growth
Championing Spiritual Gifts
Ministering to Others
Celebrating Life Together

1 comment:

Pastor Richard said...

We have 2 classes behind us, and it is going GREAT!

Here are some of the expectations of our participants, and some of the issues we will be addressing:

To understand what is expected of leaders.
Understand expectations of hosting a small group.
Guidance for effective leadership.
To grow in my knowledge about leadership.
Enhance my knowledge in leadership and discipleship.

How to host/lead a small group.
How to identify and invest in potential leaders.
How to be a better servant to our group.
Tools for leading, support, and encouragement.

Group Dynamics
Ideas to help our group grow in various areas.
How to help with personal issues.
Ways to get the most from our time together.
Figure out ways to get more people for my group.
Affirmation, encouragement, moderation.
How to encourage others to open up.
How to encourage others not to just say what they think is the right thing to say.
Encourage spiritual disciplines.
Ways to keep excitement and commitment a priority of members.
Discussion on how to incorporate co-workers with existing mature group.