Growth Group Host Expectations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to Christ for at least a year
  • Committed to integrity, character and spiritual growth
  • Participated in a sermon-based Growth Group for at least a quarter
  • Skills / Abilities in the following:
    * Leadership, Shepherding, and/or Facilitating – strength in one of these three
    * Social Skills – have a track record of relating and connecting with others

PROVIDE A CLEAN, COMFORTABLE HOME:

Key Questions:

  • Is my house clean and picked up by meeting time?
  • Do I have enough comfortable chairs?
  • Do I have enough lighting? 
  • Is my house free of dog or cat odors?
  • Are my children interrupting the group?

 PROVIDE A WARM AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT:

  • As part of the leadership team, your job is to help your members feel loved, accepted, and welcome. 

 PROVIDE SUPPORT & FEEDBACK FOR THE LEADER:

  • One of the host’s jobs is to discuss and evaluate the group with the leader on a regular basis, this often can be done informally after everyone leaves.
  • Another way to help the leader is to jump start the discussion when it lags.

 HELP THE LEADER CARE FOR MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES:

  • Track personal problems & needs of group members

ORGANIZE THE WEEKLY REFRESHMENTS, QUARTERLY POTLUCKS, SOCIALS & COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS.

ATTEND ALL TRAINING MEETINGS:

  • Essentials (New Leader and Host Training) – Saturday, September 10, 8:30am–12:30pm
  • Kickoff (all Growth Group Leaders and Hosts) - Friday, September 16, 5:45pm–9:00pm
  • Mid-Quarter Trainings (all Growth Group Leaders and Hosts) - October/November & February/March, exact dates will be announced