Why Does Konnect Start in Small Groups? - Life.Church Leaders

Why Does Konnect Start in Small Groups?

The beginning of the Konnect experience is the welcoming part—the pieces included in it are all about welcoming kids and orienting them to the structure and procedures of Konnect. Find out how leading small helps!

Watch This:
This video will show you how to use the welcoming part of Konnect to lead small:

Check Out These Tips:
Small Group Welcome
Answering a silly icebreaker question helps kids gel with their group and practice taking turns speaking and listening. Leading small now helps later when questions get personal, because kids learn it’s safe to share what’s on their mind and respect others while they do the same.
Small Group Welcome Tips

Konnect Theme Song
The theme song is a super simple map to let kids know what Konnect is all about. As the lyrics outline the purpose of the hour, small groups get to connect further by dancing together.
Konnect Theme Song Tips

Intro Konnection
Even though the emcee is addressing the whole group, this is a great time for small groups to regroup, refocus, and transition well from an active time to a listening time.
Intro Konnection Tips

Rules Video
The rules outline expectations in Konnect. Keep it positive by making them interactive and upbeat.
Rules Video Tips

Giving Konnection
This reinforces the rules and gives leaders an opportunity to start the process of collecting offering.
Giving Konnection Tips

Offering Teaching Video
You don’t have to teach kids the answers to their commonly asked questions about giving—you’ve got a video to do that so you can focus on collecting all the money and sending it to the right place.
Offering Teaching Video Tips

Talk It Over:
Now that you’ve watched a video and read a few tips, help the info stick! Talk over these questions with your experience coach or a LifeKids staff member. Share what you’ve learned with other leaders in Konnect!

  1. How do you think kids sitting in small groups for the welcoming part of Konnect is helpful?
  2. The welcoming part of Konnect covers a lot of housekeeping and procedures. Which ones have you had difficulty with, or do you think may be difficult for you as you start serving?
  3. Ask advice from an experienced leader or staff member to see what tips and tools they know that might make it easier for you to lead through the procedures that are more difficult for you.
  4. What tips and tricks have you used to lead through the welcoming part of Konnect? Share them so others can add them to their toolboxes

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