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.