How can we as Gateway Group Leaders measure our effectiveness in leading a community atmosphere? See if you and your Gateway Group applies to any of these points.
The Group Leader ministers to those who come to the meeting.
- Minister to those who are at the meeting and others will come.
- Don’t rebuke people for low attendance.
The Group Leader prays for the meeting.
- Pray for those you invited. Pray for their health, their marriage, their children—everything!
- Pray outside the meeting.
- Pray for those who always have excuses.
- Pray on the way to the meeting.
- Pray during the meeting.
The Group Leader invites new people.
- Appoint greeters.
- Introduce people publicly and privately.
- Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves.
The Group Leader is not afraid to have fun.
- Jesus came to give us abundant life.
- Be a facilitator of the Holy Spirit.
The meeting starts and ends on time.
- Honor people’s schedules and time.
- Make sure you give people an opportunity to leave at the end.
People feel warmly welcomed.
- Keep a watchful eye for people who wander to the corners of rooms and stand alone.
- Make sure you have funny or interesting icebreakers. It’s hard to recover from a bad start.
People encounter God.
- God always shows up to a prepared and expectant atmosphere.
- Be prepared and expectant.
- Anticipate God’s participation in the meeting.
People receive ministry.
- First‐time visitors usually come to a meeting with a ministry need.
- Don’t let your schedule inhibit you from the most important part of the meeting—ministering to the people!
- Minister in an orderly way.
- Train the members of your group to minister to others.
There seems to be a plan for the meeting.
- Cast vision for the meeting.
- Cast vision for multiplication.
- Have others share the vision of the group.
- People leave anticipating the next meeting.