FACILITATE A GROUP
YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS
We believe that life change happens best within the context of community, when people are experiencing authentic relationships with like-minded people, seeking the same goal. Life Groups provide people with the opportunity to connect with others, nurture each other in their relationship with Jesus and experience the love, support, and intentionality of community. Our Life Group Facilitators are responsible for providing their groups with vision and support while extending hospitality to all group members. They primarily serve as shepherds by guiding group discussion and overseeing the group, while taking the time to personally connect with each member.
You were not designed to walk through life alone. Whether you are going through ups or downs, life is always better when you are connected with others. You can help with that connection by facilitating a Life Group! You do not have to be a Bible scholar, seminary graduate or theologian to facilitate a group.
It is easy to think you are not qualified to facilitate. However, we believe God has placed people in your life that only you have the ability to encourage. Step into facilitating today and challenge what you think you are capable of.
3 STEPS TO START YOUR GROUP
1 - APPLY TO FACILITATE A COMMUNITY GROUP
We are excited that you are interested in facilitating a Life Group at St. Luke. We have a step-by-step application process for all Facilitators. The first step of this process is to fill out the application below.
2 – Get training from our Life group coordinator
Once we receive and review your application, we will contact you. Our Life Group Coordinator, Esther Felt, will help you get a time and a place for your Life Group. She will also give you resources on how to lead a Life Group and even some suggestions on what material may work well for your group!
3 - GET STARTED WITH FACILITATING YOUR GROUP
Invite people to be a part of your Community Group, prepare to start living your life in connection with others, and get excited to facilitate your first Life Group!
Since our Life Group Facilitators play such an important role, we take great care when enlisting them. Please read through the information below to better understand the role of a facilitator, qualifications, and expectations. If you are interested in facilitating a Life Group, please follow the instructions below to complete the Group Facilitator Application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for an interview. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Esther Felt, Life Group Coordinator.
Life Group Facilitators are responsible for providing their groups with vision, direction, and support while consistently providing an environment that is inviting and safe to encourage openness and transparency within the group. Facilitators are successful when they are personally growing in their relationship with God, attending church gatherings regularly, and actively inviting others and are facilitating their groups in such a way as to encourage the group members’ growth in these same areas.
- Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
- Recognize the Bible as God's word to all and it is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
- Have the time, emotional capacity, and moral discernment to facilitate a group
- Be a consistent attendee at St. Luke United Methodist Church
- Lead the group by facilitating the group meeting, monitoring its health and duration, and promoting participation among group members
- Commit to engage and utilize leadership resources and coaching provided by St. Luke United Methodist Church, including staying in regular contact with the Life Groups Coordinator
- Additional expectations to be discussed during interview