Curious about how to invite others to your small group? Inviting others can be easy and far less intimidating than we sometimes think.
Small groups can play an important role in your churces mission to reach the lost and to disciple believers. Hopefully your church believes that the “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:16-20) was not only for Jesus’ disciples but also for all believers, then and now.
A small group provides a great way for people to share encouragement. (Gal. 6:2; Col. 3:16; Heb. 3:13, 10:24-25; James 5:16; I Peter 4:8-9). They are also a way to build and deepen relationships The potential for discipleship is multiplied when people are committed to encouraging one another and deepening relationships according to scripture. Small groups can provide opportunity for people to build Christian friendship, grow in their walk, and use their gifts.
If you’re a small group leader you should be intentional about inviting other to be a part of your group. You should assume total responsibility for the success of your group! Hopefully, your church provides additional support by promoting small groups too! It can do this through various means of communication and by providing resources and training for you. But in the end, it’s your baby to care for!
Below Are A Few Ideas Of How To Invite Others To Your Small Group:
1. PERSONAL INVITATION:
Neighbors, friends, and people at church. God may lay a person on your heart or prompt you to invite someone who currently does not know about or attend your group. Sometimes this may mean stepping out of your “comfort zone” but this is how we grow and the benefits for both you and the one invited could be great!
2. USE SOCIAL MEDIA:
If you already use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or blog why not use it as a platform to let others know what God is doing in your life? While social media serves as a window into your life beyond your ministry involvement it can also be a great way to connect others to your group!
3. SEND A NOTE:
Write a letter, send a postcard, email your contacts, share a text, etc. to let those connected to you that you are leading a group and would like for them to be a part.
Whether you realize it or not, you a sphere of influence (your family, workplace, neighborhood, apartment complex, church). Allow where God has placed you to be an opportunity to invite others into what God is doing! There is a familiar phrase, “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.” Inviting others to be a part of your group is a great way to let them know that you care.
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Is there more you want to learn about building a healthy small group ministry at your church? If so, check out How To Start A Small Group Ministry At Your Church!