There are a few things every small group needs to know. Battle hardened veterans and wet-behind-the-ears alike, every small group leader needs to know these things.
10 things every small group leader needs to know
- Their senior pastor appreciates them. This is a very, very important thing for a small group leader to know. It ought to be communicated over and over again. Senior pastors who understand this and act on it are able to build enduring armies of small group leaders. See also, The Role of the Senior Pastor and 5 Ways Senior Pastors Can Affirm the Value of Small Group Leaders.
- Who cares for them. Carl George expressed the truth of Exodus 18 this way: “Everyone needs to be cared for by someone but nobody can care for more than (about) ten.” Every small group leader needs to know experientially that someone cares for them. If all they know is that someone “is over them” organizationally, you cannot expect their members to feel cared for either. See also, Small Group Ministry Roadblock #5: A Leadership Development Disconnect.
- They belong. I believe this is an essential ingredient if you want to build a thriving small group ministry….