I posted this “small group leader position description” last year, but have updated for 2014!
Are you considering using your God-given gifts to lead in the LCCC Family? If so, praise God! Now that raises the questions…”What does it take to be a Lake City Small Groups Leader?” And…“What does small group leadership include?”
Here (in green) is the official position description for this significant role:
Lake City Small Group Leader Description
Small Group Leader’s Qualifications:
- Be a member of the church, or be in membership process.
- Attend the leader trainings, in fall and January.
- Small Group Leader Fall Series Material Meeting is Sunday, August 24, 10:50AM (during 2nd service) in the Gym. It is primarily for small group leaders, but open to everyone.
- The LC3 Ministry Summit is Saturday, Sept. 13, 9am-1pm. It is for ALL ministry leaders of LCCC, including small group leaders.
- January training date TBD.
- Be approved and blessed by small groups pastor and an elder.
Small Group Leader’s Position Description:
(Trying to do less than this will fail almost every time. Co-leaders or “Inner Circles” will share this load with you.)
Time Commitment: Prayer and preparation before the group; the group meeting time; relationship-building and discipleship time outside the group.
Length of Commitment: Semester and/or entire 9 month ministry year.
- Model someone desiring to become like Jesus.
- Delegate leading and caring responsibilities to group members so they can use their gifts for the benefit of the group.
- Regularly contact group members between meetings (through phone calls, emails, cards, coffee, invite for dinner, notes on Facebook, etc.) Follow up with absent members to let them know they were missed (Think “shepherd” – Luke 15:1-7).
- Disciple and raise up new generations of leaders, as you are able.
- Complete the simple, occasional evaluation reports requested by small groups pastor and elders.
Tools Provided for Leaders
1. As the small groups pastor, I sit down personally with everyone who expresses interest in leading or co-leading our small groups. I always come prepared with our Lake City Small Groups TOOLKIT (a collection of our best training materials over the past seven years), and an enthusiasm to answer the frequently asked questions and your intriguing questions that are new to me.
2. Because of the importance of this role, all leaders are designated a pastor (that’s me), an elder who prays for and is available to them, and a coach for assistance, encouragement and accountability of their own growth as a follower of Jesus.
3. The blog you’re reading now is also an increasingly more comprehensive quick-reference for many areas of small group leadership.
How to Become a Leader
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” (1 Timothy 3:1 ESV)
Join our great team of leaders this year, by:
- Contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-582-8040, or marking your interest on a Communication Card in the weekend services
- Attending the August 24 “Go Fish” Materials Meeting
- Attending the Sept. 14 LC3 Ministry Summit