Before anyone arrives for your meeting, pray for God’s direction and guidance in your group, pray that everyone makes it there safely, and pray for each heart to be ready for what God has for them to learn from the study.
During your first meeting you’ll be going through Pages 1-9 of the workbook. Most home groups will have a brief time for conversation and a snack, start the group with prayer, and maybe even sing a couple of songs to get everyone in a worshipful frame of mind before opening the workbook. Then they’ll follow the workbook for that week.
End your meeting with letting each person in the group share one thing they would like prayer for and one thing they want to thank God for. This is the last thing on Page 9 this week. Then close your meeting with prayer.
One thing to remember – people appreciate when your group starts on time and ends on time. It will take a little clock watching on your part during the meeting but it will be worth it. Don't assume that because people are actively talking that everyone is able to stay past the allotted time.
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