Tools for Growing as a LifeGroup Leader
As you begin leading your LifeGroup, you’ll not only want to focus on the spiritual growth of the people in your group but also your own growth as a leader and follower of Christ.
Pastor Craig often says, “When the leader gets better, everyone gets better.”
So we have resources and tools to help you continue growing as a leader. And these are tools that won’t only be beneficial for you as you start leading your group, but will help you grow in all areas of your life—in your marriage, at work or school, and in the ways you serve your church and neighbors.
Grow as a Leader
Pastor Craig has a podcast dedicated entirely to leadership development. Every episode is packed with personal, practical, and powerful advice to help us become even better leaders.
Pastor Craig draws on his own experiences and also has conversations with other well-known and well-developed leaders. After you’ve listened in, make sure you check out the Leader Guide for reflection questions and next steps.
Develop Your Self-Awareness
We believe personal growth is born out of self-awareness. So we use tools like StrengthsFinder and the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment to help us better understand how God has uniquely created each of us. Connect with your Community Leader to learn more about these resources.
Identify a Co-Leader
We truly believe ministry is more fun together. So if you haven’t already, consider identifying a co-leader. This is a person who shows up consistently, connects well with others, and has a desire to learn and grow.
God will bring the right person at the right time, so it’s okay if you don’t have someone identified after the first LifeGroup gathering. Be patient and prayerful, and believe that God will be faithful in helping you to identify the best fit.
Remember: Growth and change are indicators of health, because healthy things grow and growing things change.
As you dive into these resources and tools, make sure you’re talking with your Community Leader about the things you’re learning about yourself!
Here are a few questions to get the conversation rolling:
- What’s one area of your life you feel confident in? What’s one area of your life you’d like to grow in?
- How will you prioritize time for personal development?
- In what ways will you incorporate developing others into your LifeGroup?