A discipleship group is more than just the weekly meeting. If you truly want to experience leading a group, you need to invest in the group members lives. This includes actually becoming friends. You need to get to know them. You need to get to know their families. You need to hang out. You need to communicate throughout the week. Thankfully, technology has made a lot of this drastically easier. Here are some ways to keep in touch with your d-group:
- Create a calendar reminder to text each person 1 time a week outside of your group meeting. This could be as simple as “how has your week been?” or as in depth as sharing a specific struggle you are having. Communicating throughout the week in imperative.
- Your group should celebrate together. If you finish memorizing 10 verses, celebrate with a burger night. Try all the local burger places around town.
- Plan a date night with your spouses in order for everyone to get to know each other better. Discipleship is a commitment for the families as much as it is the group members.
By keeping in touching outside of your regular group time, your d-group will be stronger and more tight knit.