SMALL GROUP LEADERS
We are kicking off the new semester of small groups. We have created a simple digital guide below to give you some tips on leading your small group.
You can download the small group leader orientation guide by clicking the button below.
1. Log in to your account: Action.Infellowship.com through your mobile device
2. Click on “Your Groups”
3. Select your group
4. In the top right-hand corner, click on the gear symbol
5. Click on “Add/Invite someone”
6. Sign people up using their Name, Email, and Phone number
7. Once completed, it will take you back to the home screen to invite more
Your role as a leader is to get everyone to take their next step in life or in the church. The best way this is accomplished is through relationships. As you spend time with your group members remember to ask questions about their next steps! Make it part of your discussion whether in a group setting or individually.
Here are some great questions to guide your conversation:
How did you get connected to this Small Group?
What are you most looking forward to in the group?
Do you attend Action?
Have you attended a Freedom Group?
How did you begin attending Action?
Have you ever been part of a Small Group before?
What do you feel like God has been doing in your life lately?
Have you ever been to an Encounter Worship Night?
What areas of your faith are you hoping to grow in the coming months?
What are you focused on in your life right now?
How would you currently rate your marriage?
How’s your relationship with your children?
Have you been through Action Steps? If yes, do you remember what your personality type is or what your spiritual gifts are?
How would you currently describe your relationship with God?
Have you ever served on the A-Team?
How can I pray for you?
Everyone in your group will be at different places spiritually. The vision of helping them “move one step” is not to get them to do everything at once. The leader’s role is to help identify where they currently are spiritually and take a practical next step to help them grow in their relationship with God.
Here are some examples of next steps you can share depending on where a group member is spiritually:
Share your personal story and what God has been teaching you.
Invite them to an Encounter Worship Night.
Share how Action Steps can help them discover their purpose and invite them to attend.
Invite them to consider being water baptized. Invite your Small Group to be there to celebrate anyone getting baptized.
Share how you take time regularly to pray, worship, and read God’s Word and encourage them to make their own plan from time with God.
Encourage them to learn more about areas like tithing, the Holy Spirit, prayer, and spiritual warfare by watching past messages at TheActionChurch.com.
SMALL GROUP FAQ
How can I recruit people to come to my group?
The first place to start is prayer. Ask God to send the right people to your group.
Start with people who are already in your sphere of influence (co-workers, friends, and neighbors).
Find people around you who are new to the church, are new believers or have shown interest in getting involved.
What should I do if someone asks a question I can’t answer?
It’s okay not to have all the answers. Thankfully, we can ask for guidance through prayer, God’s Word, and the Holy Spirit. Encourage whoever asks the question to spend time reading the Bible and praying. Also, let them know that you will do your best to get some information and get back to them at your next Small Group meeting. Do some personal research and call your hub leader to get advice.
What should I do if someone in my group shares something with me (or the group) that requires attention beyond what I (or we) can provide?
If you encounter a problematic situation within your Small Group, please know that you are not alone. If a member is going through a crisis, you can rally the group around them to provide prayer, encouragement, and support. Use wisdom and be sensitive to the situation. If you are unsure of what to do, don’t hesitate to ask your Hub Leader or location pastoral team.
How can I share stories of life change from the Small Group semester?
We love hearing about lives that are changed through Small Groups. You can share your stories with your Hub Leader or submit them at www.theactionchurch.com/mystory
You can also share your own personal stories through social media and tag #ActionSmallGroups