Today my small group co-leader and I are trying something we’ve never done before. We decided to let a pair of our students lead small group. We opened up the opportunity to the group last week and asked if anyone would be interested in leading, and to our surprise almost HALF the group wanted to do it! So, this week and next week will be completely student led, from start to finish.
We wanted the guys to come up with a topic to discuss at small group that they were passionate about, and they came with it completely on their own. The big idea they want the group to take away from tomorrow is:
You don’t have to be perfect by the world’s standards because you have already been created in God’s image.
The cool part about them deciding on this topic is that they’ve both had significant experiences in their lives that have taught them a piece of that truth. It has become a personal topic for them, so we know that passion will show through when they lead the group tonight.
When we met with them yesterday to plan out what the night was going to look like, we gave them a rough outline of how we normally plan our group time, but we gave them free reign to do whatever they want. We empowered them the best that we knew how, and I have a lot of confidence that they’re going to do an amazing job.