Small Group Leaders Requirements/Expectations
To be a House Small Group Leader, we require:
You must already have completed all membership requirements and be a participating member in good standing at The House to be a small group leader. That means if you are currently in the process of becoming a member, you must wait until the next small group cycle to host a group.
We don’t have to agree on everything! However, you can’t have a group that is purposefully teaching things contrary to our core values. For ex: a group that violates the core tenants of Christianity; or a group that teaches God is angry and looking to destroy everyone; etc.
Once you are a House Small Group Leader, we expect the following:
Recruitment of Participants
While we will do our part by encouraging people to participate in small groups through announcements, the Connections Catalog and hosting the Small Group Fair, the responsibility of recruiting people to participate in your group is ultimately yours. This means you must be your own best advertisement! You need to purposely invite people to join your group—even if this outside of your comfort zone. You are hosting a small group for the benefit of the people of The House, so don’t be shy in offering it to them!
Communication with Campus Pastor or other House Staff
We have created structure and resources to help you to be successful. However, there still may be bumps in the road. If so, please don’t hesitate to contact staff and let us know what is going on so that we may be of help to you! On the flip side, we have spent time and energy investing in your success, so we love to hear the testimonies and good reports that come from each cycle too. So, please take the time to “keep us in the loop” as appropriate.