Life Group Leaders,
You are taking a brave and courageous step–some of you for the very first time–to care for our students! We know that God will do amazing things in and through you. You will experience the full range of emotions, there will be times of:
- Belly-rolling laughter
- Joy as you see them “get it”
- Frustration as students push your buttons
- Empathetic tears as you feel their hurts
We’ve created this Life Group Leader SURVIVAL KIT to help you succeed. We’ll do anything to support you! Here’s what’s included:
- A PACK OF GUM
Nothing ruins a good small group like bad breath, don’t quench God’s Spirit with your halitosis.
- A PACK OF TISSUES
For those nights where your heart is broken because of the pain.
- SLEEVE OF OREOS
For when someone forgets snacks, or when you need a sleeve of Oreos for yourself. There used to be more than one, but we got hungry. Apologies.
- $5 STARBUCKS CARD
Treat yo ‘self – you deserve it!
- A FEW “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” CARDS
We love celebrations, and words-of-affirmation are a great way to do that.
- PENS, SHARPIES, HIGHLIGHTERS & INDEX CARDS
Stuff you probably just need and are good to have on hand as you lead.
Who doesn’t love Uno? Also if you got nothing else up your sleeve to occupy a little extra time, here you go!
Hope this is helpful to adapt or use in your setting. If you make it better or add things, be sure to leave them in the comments to share too!