Over the past weeks I’ve posted Session 1, Session 2, Session 3 and Session 4 of our Small Group Leader training. This is the fifth and final session in this training series. Please feel free to take these and use them with your leaders. If you see something that you would change…let me know. Working together we can make each session better.
Where’s the Apprentice?
Welcome to Session 5, Where’s the Apprentice? During this session, you will learn how to identify and develop an apprentice. An online journal has been provided for you to record your notes and thoughts, or feel free to use a notebook of your own. Be sure to bring your notes when you meet with your mentor.
Our Group Edutainment Video
“The Group Outing”
Watch Episode 4 of the video series, “Our Group” where Doug and Michelle hand over the leadership to Chris. As the group serves together we see different group members taking on different leadership roles. When you have finished watching the video, reflect on the following questions:
- What stood out to you the most from this episode of Our Group?
- Why is it important to give other group members leadership opportunities in your small group?
- What keeps leaders from sharing leadership roles in their group?
- What challenges do you face when you share leadership among group members?
Video Teaching with Josh Surratt
Apprenticing new leaders
During this session, Josh shares practical steps for mentoring a new small group leader. Watch this video teaching and then answer the questions below.
- What do you look for in a potential apprentice?
- Which of Josh’s principles come easiest to you? Which one will be the most difficult for you?
- What are some ways you can share leadership within your small group?
Part 3 Explore
Read the following Bible passage, 2 Timothy 1:1-11, and reflect on the questions
- What do you learn about Timothy from these verses? What challenges did Timothy seem to be facing?
- What do you learn about being a good mentor from observing Paul?
- What are some general principles for a good mentoring relationship that you see in this passage?
Part 4 The Challenge
1. If you don’t have your own small group yet make a list of people you could possibly invite to start a new group with you.
2. If you have your own small group share the name of one or two people you could potentially mentor as future group leaders.
3. Make a list of leadership possible leadership positions in your small group (ex: prayer leader, serve leader, social leader, etc). Recruit people from your group into these various leadership roles.