How to have a successful K group experience
Once again, it’s time to begin our small groups at Providence. Let me provide a few tips to help you get the most out of your time with your fellow church members.
#1- Pray. Begin praying that the Lord will bless you through other members of the Body of Christ. Recognize that they too have the Holy Spirit and that God intends to minister to you through them. Ask God to help you to be open to His ministry through them. But make praying for members of your K group a regular routine in your quiet time. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-25)
#2- Prepare. There is always that awkward moment when the facilitator asks the first question and it is followed by silence. Sometimes it is because people are bashful and people are nervous about getting the ball rolling. But usually, it’s because you just looked at the questions as you sat down to discuss them. Take a few moments on Sunday after the sermon to jot down your own answers. That way you will be prepared to respond when you first begin. Breaking that ice first, usually will open up a wealth of discussion. (Galatians 6:6)
#3- Meet. Believe it or not, K group is not intended to be the only time you meet with your small group. Exercise the gift and disincline of hospitality outside of the Wednesday night meeting. Ask other families to dine with you after church on Sunday. Or better yet go out together during the week. It will deepen your relationships with one another throughout the year. (1 Peter 4:9)
#4- Care- Come to K group intentionally desiring to form relationships and to assist one another. Realize the meetings are not all about you and what you get out of them. Sometimes you are called to minister to others. But also be open to other’s ministry to you. You will be surprised at how the Holy Spirit will bless you. This is a specific way in which God is glorified in us. (1 Peter 4:8, 10-11)