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Life Groups play a critical role in fostering community and spiritual growth in our church. As a Life Group Leader, you have the opportunity to create a supportive environment where members can share their stories of life change and encourage one another.

Here are 10 ways you can promote this culture in your group.
  1. Share your own story of how God has worked in your life. This will create a sense of vulnerability and encourage others to share their own stories.
  2. Encourage others to share their stories of life change. You can create opportunities for them to share, such as a testimony time or a story-sharing event.
  3. Create a safe and non-judgmental environment where members feel comfortable sharing their stories. Encourage them to be open and honest, and assure them that their stories will be received with love and support.
  4. Use real-life examples in your small group to illustrate your points and make them more relatable. You can share stories of life–change from members of your small group or from well-known figures.
  5. Highlight the power of prayer in the stories of life change you share. This will help to encourage your small group members to pray and to trust in the power of prayer to change their own lives.
  6. Focus on the gospel message in the stories you share. Highlight how the gospel has changed the lives of those who have shared their stories, and how it can change the lives of others as well.
  7. Make it interactive by inviting members to share their own stories or reflections. You can ask questions or encourage members to share in smaller groups.
  8. Highlight the role of community in the stories of life change you share. Emphasise how being part of a supportive community can help individuals grow in their faith and experience life change.
  9. Use humour in your group to make the stories of life change you share more memorable and relatable.
  10. Follow up with the individuals who have shared their stories to encourage them and offer support. You can also share updates on their stories with your small group to keep the culture of celebrating stories of life change alive.

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