Beginning a home group?  These steps will make it easy. 

Rev. Justin Snider, Associate Minister at Springfield First UMC, offers simple ways to invite people from church to join you.


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  • Context is key.  What works for one church or community, may not work in another place.
  • People are longing for meaningful community.  Building community allows us to live out our God-given gifts to be the church.
  • Begin with prayer.  Ask God for direction.
  • What relationships do you already have?  What groups have you been involved in?  
  • Decide what type of group you want to lead and facilitate.
  • Ask the church for contact info.  Then, call, email, or text an invitation or an inquiry about interest.
  • Be clear about expectations and be gracious.
  • The biggest predictor of success is a motivated leader.  A leader who takes it upon themselves to shepherd and nurture a group.

Additional Resources:

Create a free account at Share Church and search "Leader Training" for videos and guides for leading a group.

Need ideas for what to do?  Check out these outlines and study options.