Posted on June 26, 2017
Summer is a time to rest. Though when we're packing bags and setting itineraries and making hotel reservations, it might not seem that way. When we're on the beach, we hopefully take time to rest, to be with our families or loved ones, to bask in God's glorious creation. In last week's blog, we talked about how summer is often a slow time for LifeGroups. So, when you're a blog about LifeGroups, summertime is often a slow time for blogs too.
So, the blog is going on vacation for a while. We will return with new blog entries in mid-August. Hope you have a great summer! And may the God of rest and grace grant you and your families peace and happy memories this summer!Continue Reading
Posted on June 12, 2017
The summer is a lot of fun for adults, families, students, and kids. But for LifeGroup Leaders, summer can sometimes be frustrating. When I was a new LifeGroup Leader, I thought I was prepared for summer. My wife and I led a discussion with our group at the beginning of May to see if they wanted to meet during the summer or take some time off. They had expressed genuine and unanimous interest in continuing to meet weekly through June, July, and August. However, that interest turned out to be unrealistic. Between birthday parties, vacations, or family visits, my wife and I would often be ready to lead the group, but no one showed up, having cancelled at last minute. The experience we had was not unique to us. It’s actually quite common.
So, then, how do we navigate the summer months as LifeGroup Leaders? Let me give you a few tips I’ve learned over the years of leading a group that might help you plan for the summer.Continue Reading