What do I need to do to prepare myself for the weekend? - Life.Church Leaders

What do I need to do to prepare myself for the weekend?

How do you plan ahead for your small group? Leaders.life.church can help you know what you’re going to do with your small group on the weekend, but how do you prepare for all the times you have to lead kids through things that aren’t on a leader guide?

The best way to lead in the unscripted times is to prepare yourself spiritually so your example is authentic and trustworthy. Watch this video and read below to see what you can do to care for yourself spiritually every day of the week.

Focus on spiritual growth.

Be in community.

Be real.

Talk through these discussion questions with your fellow leaders and LifeKids team.

  1. How prepared do you feel when kids ask hard questions that aren’t on the leader guides?
  2. Name some spiritual disciplines that help you feel renewed, refreshed, and closer to God?
  3. How have you seen kids in your small group follow the example you set for them?
  4. Who are you in godly community with? (If you don’t feel like you have a strong, godly community, who can you reach out to so you can get plugged in?)
  5. Share a time a struggle you faced outside of church helped you be better prepared to lead a kid through a similar circumstance.

A special thank you to Orange and the reThink Group for their ideas and research on their “lead small” philosophy referenced in this guide.