3. Guide through an appropriate curriculum.
You may be tempted to question the role of curriculum in this stage of growth and formation. But a strong curriculum can raise important ideas and encourage thoughtful reflection while still freeing the leader to discern, observe, and deeply listen to God and others. Excellent curriculum options exist. Some focus on learning core spiritual practices; others give insight on how to examine our past and embrace our story. The right curriculum can help facilitate the conversations that need to happen in this stage.
For guidance on leading groups in the first stage, Learning Together, or the third stage, Following Together, read STIR.