Why meeting reports? For small group leaders.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:45:00 PM Categories: Tips 4 Clients
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Dear Small Group Leader,

I guarantee your pastor(s) love the people in your church.  And, if they could, they would care for and disciple every one of them.  However, they can't.  God didn't design it that way.  He made it so that the body relies on each other and your role is pivotal.

One of the easiest things you can do to build up your group is communicate with them in-between meetings.  Why?  Because this reminds people about details like meeting times, places, lesson applications, and food.  It gives you a chance to appreciate them and share prayer requests.  And, it keeps those who missed in the loop, reminding them that they aren't forgotten.  In fact, if you missed or prayed for someone not there, tell them!  It's good, basic relationship-building.    

The email reminders you receive in your email each time you meet are a very simple reminder to you of this important, group-building habit.  We've made it simple, just click that you met, check attendance and add the important details.  When you send it, everyone in your group gets it as well as volunteers and staff that pray for and coach your group.  This will bless them so they can bless you.

One idea on prayer requests.  Confidentiality is important.  So, don't include the small percentage of prayer requests that need to stay in the group.  

Encourage your group to "reply all" to the emails as well.  This will help them stay in touch with each throughout the week as well.

Why all the reminders?  Because, this stuff really works and you are busy.  Making it this simple is our way to help you build your group and still honor your time and attention.

May the Lord richly bless and multiply your ministry in ways you never dreamed possible.