Hello Life Group Leaders! We hope that the first few weeks of your Life Group this semester has been wonderful and full of life and fellowship! Here's our September Newsletter...be encouraged and inspired!
The second letter our L.I.F.T acronym is the letter "I" which stands for INSPIRE or influence. I have two words for you... IRON NUN. Go to YouTube and search IRON NUN! A 90 year old Catholic nun, Sister Madonna Buder. Since she turned 48 years old, she has completed 46 Ironman competitions and counting. WOW!! Thousands of people around the world have been inspired by her life and passion. Why??... because she is leading by example. Regardless of personality type, we all “inspire” and “influence” others by our actions!! This month let’s all ask God to empower us to take action and lead our groups by example. What can I do to grow as a disciple (follower) of Jesus? What action(s) can I take that will inspire my group members to follow Jesus and take action too?
Don’t forget... look up IRON NUN and see if YOU’RE not inspired!!
HOW TO GROW YOUR LIFE GROUP
Want to grow your Life Group but not sure how? One way to do so is by personal invitation! Most people love being personally invited to the party and are more likely to attend when given a personal invitation. So our encouragement to you this month is to think of a few people that you can reach out to and invite them to join your Life Group. Additionally, make it a point to introduce yourself to someone new on Sunday mornings in the lobby and if you find that they're not already in a Life Group, let them know you'd like to get to know them more and invite them to your Life Group! Growing our group takes some intentionality, a wonderful smiling face and an invite! Try it this Sunday!
By now you should have been contacted by a Life Group Coach who has been reaching out to you and tagging up with you on a consistent basis; however, we want to clarify more on what our Coaching Model is all about.
Coaching tag-ups have been set up to provide support to you as a Life Group leader so that you know that you are not in this alone. We know that leading comes with challenges and we want you to know that we are here for you as a resource, prayer partner and encouragement when you need it.
In addition, coaches will also communicate important Life Group information and help bring solutions to any challenges that you may be experiencing.
If ever you need anything, please reach out to your assigned coach as well as Pastors Kevin and May at any time.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
September 13: ENLI Graduation Ceremony
October 4: Leadership Huddle (5pm)
October 12-16: Chica Conference
KEY LEADERSHIP REMINDERS
> Take attendance and include guest names and any notes EACH week.
> Each week reach out to any group members who miss.
> Be intentional to identify and raise up leaders by asking group members to take tasks or responsibilities throughout the semester.
Tune into the “Hour of Power” prayer at noon, Monday through Friday as we join together to storm heaven with power packed prayers to see COVID-19 eradicated. This is an opportunity to participate through live chat and pray with others online.
Join Bethel and hundreds of other churches around the globe as we unite at 7.14am to pray to see COVID-19 eradicated, lives healed, people come to Christ and an outpouring of God’s Spirit. Our Pastors pray live at these times on Facebook (@bethelchandler).