The fact that you are even reading this page says a lot about you. It says that you are either one of those people who has to read everything, or you are at least open to being used by God to lead a coaches small group. Leading a small group can sound intimidating, but it really doesn’t have to be. Think of it more as gathering a few coaches to get to know each other better and to have discussions about spiritual matters.
1. Pray. One of the most important principles of spiritual leadership is to realize you can’t do this on your own. No matter how long we’ve been leading, we need the power of the Holy Spirit. Lean on Him…He will help you.
2. Invite some friends. Don’t be afraid to ask coaches to come to your group. You will be surprised how many people are open to such a study, especially when you let them know that the study is only for six weeks. Whether you have four or fourteen in your group, it can be a powerful experience. You should probably plan on a maximum of one hour for your group meeting.
3. Get your materials. You will need to get a Game Filme DVD of the teaching done by Chip Ingram. You can get the DVD from www.fcagear.com. Also, it will be helpful for each person to have his/her own copy of the r12 Coach study guide.
4. Be prepared to facilitate. Just a few minutes a week in preparation can make a huge difference in the group experience. Each week, preview the video teaching and review the discussion questions. If you don’t think your group can get through all the questions, select the ones that are most relevant to your group.
5. Love your group. Maybe the most important thing you bring to the group is your personal care for them. If you will pray for them, encourage them, call them, e-mail them, involve them, and love them, God will be pleased and you will have a lot of fun along the way.
Thank you for your availability. May God bless you as you serve Him by serving others.