HABIT #6 | PRAY FOR YOUR GROUP
Praying is one of the best habits we can have to care for our people and grow closer to them. Asking God earnestly for their wounds to be healed, for their faith to grow, and for their love to deepen is a sure-fire way to be a big part of the transformation that is going on in their lives.
You know your people better than anyone else, and you have a front row seat to what is going on in their lives. Try to move from praying for your group as a whole, and move toward praying for the individuals in your group. It forces us to be students of our group members, listening to and remembering what is going on in their hearts and lives. And, what better way to partner with God as he does work in specific areas of their lives!
pray with expectancy
Hope is the "confident expectation that God is willing and able to fulfill the promises he has made to those who trust in him." Let's pray with that confident expectation that while God doesn't always answer our prayers like we think he should, we can trust that he is willing and able to come through in a tangible and real way.
pray for next steps
One of our most important roles is helping our people take their next steps. We can't do it for them, but we can help them identify where they are with God, and help them see what might be their next step. As you see your group members' next steps toward God, pray for them first! Pray that they are ready for it, hungry for it, and courageous enough to take that step toward God!
start the conversation about the break
This is our second-to-last week of group this session, and then we will take a month off post-Easter. It's not that long, and it's easy to pick back up, but a month of no contact can be detrimental to the momentum of the group! Think about starting the conversation about break this week, and toss out the idea of getting together once or twice to your group. See what people's schedules are like, see who might be interested in planning something, and go from there! It's a great chance to include everyone and delegate some fun activities to help you stay connected!
Check out this quick video about why YOU should think about volunteering at an Easter service to help make it a great experience for a lot of new people!
VOLUNTEER AT AN EASTER SERVICE!
Mission Kids Nursery: birth - 23 months
Mission Kids Preschool: 2y - kindergarten
Mission Kids Elementary: 1st - 5th grade
Mission Kids Sidekicks: buddy to our special needs students! (some experience preferred)
Security and Medical Response Team: Creating a safe and secure environment for everyone in the building on a Sunday!
Mission Host Team: Creating a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone from the street to the seats!