Our Highest Values for Group Hosts

SPIRITUAL TRAJECTORY  |  always be moving toward Jesus

A group host has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, characterized by obedience and surrender to the Holy Spirit within us. Becoming more like Christ is a lifelong, active pursuit.

AUTHENTICITY  |  choose not to hide from friends

Appropriate authenticity is necessary for relationships to deepen and for growth to occur. Appropriate authenticity is expected at all levels of a leader’s life: with group members, with others, and with the leadership at Mission. 

RELATIONAL WARMTH  |  create safe places

Hospitality is key to creating an atmosphere of safety, acceptance, and care. It does not take abundant charisma and extreme extroversion to be hospitable; just a desire to connect the unconnected and make everyone feel welcomed and known. 

GRACE  |  extend unbiased love to those around you

As people who have experienced the grace of Jesus Christ, we have abundant grace to give. This is seen by encouragement and investment in the lives of group members regardless of status, past, situation, or race.

The Role of a Group HOST

Group hosts are responsible for providing their group with a clean home and friendly environment. Group Hosts work with and receive support from their group leaders, as well as the Groups Director.

Group hosts serve their group by…

::   PROVIDING a clean, comfortable home environment.

::   CREATING a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

::   ORGANIZING refreshments for the entire run of groups by delegating or providing personally.

::   SUPPORTING your group leader in whatever way possible.

The Expectations of a Group HOST

Along with anyone that desires to partner with Mission, we encourage group hosts to be moving toward these five things:

1    ATTEND Sunday service as well as other events throughout the year.

2   INVITE people in your world to be a part of Mission.

3   GROUPS are held in high esteem and encouraged for others.

4   VOLUNTEER as a Sunday morning volunteer or on a Mission team outside of the weekend.

5   GIVE to the work God is doing in and through Mission for the sake of kingdom advancement.

What You Can Expect from the Groups Director

Group hosts receive support and direction from the Groups Director. You can expect the Groups Director to…

::   COMMUNICATE regularly with materials, weekly resources and group discussion questions.

::   RESPOND to any questions or concerns that you may have.

::   DEVELOP & TRAIN you as a host and leader at Mission.