Find a Core Team
The final element requires one more "C" word: Core Team. Leading a small group with a Core Team of 3-4 others helps with both of these issues—competency and commitment.
When you team up with other leaders and utilize one another's various gifts, abilities, passions, experiences, and personalities, you can also share competencies. And you can encourage one another to be fully committed to God's calling.
—Mike Mack is Small-Group Pastor at Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and author of I'm a Leader … Now What? (Standard Publishing, 2007). This article was excerpted with permission from Mike's blog, Small Group Leadership.