If you are the host of a group and not its leader, your group will still see you as a leader. And the message we always want to send anyone we host is simple: we knew you were coming, and we prepared for you.

Mission Group hosts do far more that just provide a place for a group to meet. You will use your gift of hospitality to create a comfortable, enjoyable, friendly environment for transformational community to take place. Many little things add up to create the safety that helps a group thrive.

  • GREET PEOPLE the moment they walk in the door.
  • PROVIDE POSITIVE FEEDBACK and support during discussions.
  • INTRODUCE PEOPLE to one another at your first meeting.
  • TALK WITH SHY OR TIMID MEMBERS before and after meetings.
  • KEEP IN TOUCH with group members between meetings.

simple questions to ask yourself before each meeting

  • IS MY HOUSE  (meeting space, kitchen, and bathroom...)  CLEAN (enough...) AND UNCLUTTERED?

    • Not everything has to be spotless, but clutter is the real killer. Don't kill yourself over the dust on the top of the shelves, but find a home for all the random piles and misplaced objects that you see!

  • DO I HAVE ENOUGH CHAIRS THAT ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE?

    • Sidestep that awkward moment of scrounging for an extra chair and always plan for the highest possible number of people. 

  • IS THERE MUSIC PLAYING WHEN PEOPLE WALK IN?

    •  Music creates comfortable environments; it's a non-negotiable! And don't think it has to be Christian music - choose whatever you like, and whatever creates an environment that is laid-back, lighthearted, and fun.

  • IS THERE ENOUGH LIGHTING?

    •  A well lit (not glaring) room energizes a group. A dark or dim room de-energizes it. Lighting alone can change the dynamic of a group meeting!

  • DO I HAVE A PLAN FOR THE PETS?

    • Most likely, someone in your group has a pet allergy. Make sure you know who that person is, and don't just let them know what to expect - ask them personally what you can do to minimize the allergies while they are there!