Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders

Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders

Five tools to effectively communicate your vision
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Mediums for Mentoring Learners (one-on-one apprenticing meetings, etc.)

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Once you've evaluated your strengths and weaknesses you can assess where you need to focus more energy.

See the Results

When you know your values and use these five tips to communicate them clearly, your leaders will not only fully understand your vision, they'll also begin reproducing it in others. While this kind of communication may feel like it takes a lot of time and effort, it's worth it when you see small-group leaders embrace your vision and lead groups that are living out your values.

—Eric Metcalf is the director of New Thing, a church-planting network, and attends Community Christian Church; copyright 2012 by Christianity Today.


  1. Are you clear on your values and vision? If not, how can you set aside time to spend thinking them through? Who else might need to be involved?
  2. Which of the five tools presented especially catch your attention? How can you begin implementing them into your ministry?
  3. After taking the short quiz, what are your results? Which learning styles to you tend to cater to? Which ones do you neglect?

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