Leading a Small Group Leading a Victory small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. We believe people’s lives are changed one season at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a small group leader you get to play an important role in that process through both prayer and fellowship.
Prayer is key to being a strong small group leader. Keep those in your group in constant prayer throughout the week, and be sure to give them a chance to give their prayer requests at your weekly meeting. Knowing their leader prays for them is an extremely important step in establishing a relationship, and gives the opportunity for accountability to grow.
Fellowship is at the heart of what small groups here at Victory are about. As a leader, your role is to allow fellowship to happen, and work to ensure it continues to happen. You'll have both introverts and extroverts in your group-- make sure that both have a chance to contribute to the general culture of the group.
Move One Step Sometimes, total life change happens in an instant, but more often it happens gradually. As small group leaders, “Move One Step” is our rally cry! Our primary role is to uncover the spiritual condition of group members and walk beside them leading them one step closer to God. What this looks like will be different for each person. Here are some practical examples to help you:
If a group member is not in a relationship with Christ, bring them to a church service where they can hear a clear presentation of the Gospel.
Encourage group members to be water baptized.
Connect group members to a ministry here at Victory.
Introduce group members to the idea of daily prayer and Bible reading through a One Year Bible approach.
Our small groups will be most healthy when leaders take an active role in knowing each person in their group and intentionally helping them move one step closer to Christ.