Take Heart

Leading isn't easy, but it's beneficial kingdom work.

Right about now, you're probably feeling a little stress. School is starting, the church calendar is ramping up, and the start of groups is right around the corner. There's so much to do in so little time. And you may begin wondering whether small groups are worth all the effort.

Take heart. The ministry you do by leading a small group is incredibly important. By leading a group of people, facilitating meaningful discussion in meetings, and empowering everyone to take next steps, you are working alongside God in the mysterious work of life transformation.

While it's not easy work, it's beneficial kingdom work, and the Holy Spirit guides us as we minister.

Spend an extra measure of time in prayer this week, laying your fears, anxieties, and worries before God. Trust that he will work through you as you lead.

For practical tips on leading a group focused on life transformation, use our newly updated Growing Small Groups Training Theme. You'll find a devotion, assessments, case studies, and how-to articles that will give you perspective and train you to lead a growing group.

If you're new to leading groups or starting a new group, use The First Meeting to put you at ease as your group meets for the first time.

Then share with us below: Why do you lead a small group? Your words could be exactly what another leader needs to hear.

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