Whether you use a low or high bar of small group leadership, I think all of us have hope that our leaders will do more than open their home, facilitate a discussion or convene a meeting. And…I think some of us have begun laying the foundation for a kind of leadership pathway. See also, Raising the Bar, Lowering the Bar, or Open Bar and Steve Gladen on Saddleback’s Leadership Pathway.
Not long ago I noticed a post on Thom Rainer’s blog on the 8 Commitments for Bible Study Leaders. As usual, it was very well thought out and extremely helpful, but it seemed to be primarily focused on the role of a Bible study teacher. Important…but not targeted to the small group leaders many of us are identifying, recruiting and developing.
Here are the commitments I’d like my small group leaders to make:
- I will make my daily, living connection with Jesus Christ a priority—being in community with Him is the foundation for all community. How will a new leader know what this means? It will have to modeled by a coach or mentor. Remember, whatever you want…