Leadership lifestyle week 2
Small group community building
Welcome to week 2 of Leadership Lifestyle! We hope that last week was helpful in beginning to develop the skills needed to transition into small group leading. This week, we will review what was said last week, talk about this week's topic of community building, and assign the next steps to work on! For new leaders, look out for information on discussion group meetings from your discussion leader.
Let's get started!
Time management summary:
Time must be budgeted
We must know our mission
We need to be aware of our limits
What is community?
What it is NOT
Community is not fun things to do from time to time
What it IS
Community is focused on: caring for people, bonding, and living out our mission. The JMU IV mission is "to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus."
What to do this week:
Do these things before next Thursday:
Daily personal Lectio Divina
- Pick your own passage
Personal Sunday scheduling time (suggested 30 min)
- Set up any meetings/hangouts, schedule time to do homework and hang out etc
Personal planning time (before co-meeting) (suggested 1 hr):
- Pray for your future small group (see below for some examples)
Pray over small group members
Pray over your community building activities as ways to foster belonging in your future community.
- Brainstorm & write down 4-5 different topics that will be pertinent to the group you will be leading (freshman or upper class, etc..)
- Brainstorm and write out 4-5 different scriptures that can be used to speak into these topics
Co-Meeting time* (suggested 1.5-2 hrs)
- Pray together for your future small group
- Pray over your community building activities as ways to foster belonging in your future community
- Share your community building activities that you “stole” from someone else in your FG!
- Share your brainstormed topics and scripture text. As Co’s decide on one topic and set of 4-5 scripture passages to use for the fall semester.
*if you are leading by yourself, meet with a mentor or trusted member of the sg you will lead