Another core function: care In the group's pastoral care, it is important that the group be fed by God's Word and not just study the Bible.
It is also important that after the Bible study, everyone responds to the Scriptures and shares with each other so that the member's lives are built. You will find that there are many problems when a person studies and responds, one of which is the problem of human growth, the lack of supervision, and the lack of a good example. What kind of response do I have in my life? What kind of testimony do I have? How do I overcome temptation or how do I stand up despite being weak?
With this kind of exchange, all the members can build each other up. Pastor Li believes that the group leader has the leading role of just bringing the group together. At the beginning, the role of the group leader is still quite large. The analysis of the group meeting agenda The "4Ws" is about the group meeting agenda.
The meeting starts with an ice-breaker.
- You have chosen not to accept cookies.
- Blogging Supremancy.
- Break The Barriers Holding You Back;
The atmosphere in the group will be more active after the worship time. If you go straight into the Bible study, the atmosphere may be less conducive to everyone opening their hearts. This initial part also includes preparing some refreshments and a simple meal. The believers enjoy refreshments and wait for the fellowship to begin so that the atmosphere becomes a little more lively and easier to build closer relationships with each other. After the human relationships have been established, the "upward" relationship can be established.
This is about entering into worship. Through worship we set our hearts only on God in order in order to receive a word from God who gives us such a heart. Then we start the Bible study. After we follow this step, our spirit is elevated and the atmosphere gets more exciting. We then enter into the time of sharing of our thoughts. We open up to each other and share how God's Word can be applied. After sharing, we also need a service part, which includes internal and external service. There are prayers for each other for each other's requests.
Regarding external service, we need to pray for the vision to work this out because each group has a purpose for existing--its reason for serving, such as evangelism, participation in social services etc. The last part of the time is about praying for each other and to pray for the ministry of serving.
Selecting and training group leaders "The kind of group leader determines the kind of group," Pastor Li said with a sigh.
- Pastor's Nine Insights about Small Groups;
- Miscellaneous Writings Vol. 4 (The Mackintosh Treasury: Miscellaneous Writings).
- Trade Reorganization: Overview and Issues for Congress?
- 100 Small Groups and/or Cell Group Quotes;
- Immortal II: The Time of Legend.
He finds that some group leaders are more focused on their knowledge, and some are even more argumentative. For example, a group once discussed the word "Jesus Christ" and spent the whole gathering time doing that. The spirit was good, but because the group gathered for the whole time and only discussed that subject, it felt like time and energy was wasted because the group had more important things to discuss than that question, questions such as.
How has it been provided for us? What do we need to do to be broken? Selecting the group leader is done in Bible study. His church has a training session, and the participants are recommended by the group leader. The training includes educating the participants about what the group is about, what the group's responsibilities are, what the role is, the group's cycle and operation, how each part of the group's 4W's are worked out, etc.
Also, during this process they are examined on whether they are suitable in becoming a group leader.
Church planting - Wiki - SEND U
They are given more opportunities to practice in the group, and the group trainer will make some observations and give some feedback regarding their serving in the group. The problems they might encounter during practice helps them gain more skills. After training they will not directly lead a group. They can be given a certain amount of time. The shortest may be two or three months before starting to lead a group, and the longest may be half a year.
Of course, some people may be left behind because not all of them are suitable in being a group leader. Establishing a pastoral system of pastors, district overseers, group leaders and group members Being a group leader is a ministry position, but the group leader also needs to be served, supported, and cared for. So since , Pastor Li's church has strengthened the pastoral system so that the pastors, district overseers, group leaders can be connected together in a service which happens every Tuesday.
A fellowship time is held the first week of each month involving the head of the pastoral group together with the participation of seven district overseers.
Home Cell Group Explosion: A Study Guide to Help You Grow and Multiply Your Small Group
The second and fourth weeks are the fellowship times for the group leaders, all of whom are gathered together. The content of the gathering is mainly to listen to a special lecture or have a bible study. The third week is the fellowship time for each district, and the head of the pastoral group leads three to five group leaders in their fellowship time. The first is that Pastor Li, through the parish overseer's fellowship know the parish and the situation of the various group heads.
In this way, Pastor Li can receive timely feedback from the parish overseer once a month, and then provide some supply and spiritual support to the parish overseer, such as the Bible or some training to improve their pastoral ability. As the head of the parish, he will also visit all the groups in his parish on a two-month cycle with an average of times a year to contact a group so that the head of the parish can participate in the group and know about the group.
This also gives the parish overseer and the group leader a one-on-one opportunity to meet. As listeners and mentors, the parish overseers strengthen their attention and support the group leaders so that they have the strength to support and manage the groups.
Download Limit Exceeded
Enter email address. Welcome to Christianbook. Sign in or create an account. Search by title, catalog stock , author, isbn, etc. Black Friday- New Deals Added.
This Week's Specials:. Preorder Add To Wishlist. Jesus Calling for Christmas Sarah Young. Sarah Young. Paul David Tripp. Sally Lloyd-Jones. Featured Stores:. An email small group can be a great solution for those too busy for another meeting. People are not inspired to get involved when small groups are promoted as something that fills a personal need. If you wait for the perfect time to hold small group, you might just not start one.
Brett Eastman's story about the development of small groups at Saddleback church. A case study on a church's small group campaign growth, and the lessons they learned. A case study of Central Peninsula Church, which began as a house church, tracking its growth and lessons learned.
Encouraging people to start new small groups is a key to getting everyone connected. The story of a church who found the first thing they needed to do with small groups was to offer them. Challenging people to host small groups can turn into an evagelistic opportunity. The most often overlooked step in starting small groups in a church is preparation; here are three models to help you prepare.
Related Home Cell Group Explosion: How Your Small Group Can Grow and Multiply [With Study Guide]
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved