7 Things You Can Do to Help Your Group Leaders Feel More Connected

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If you're like me, you're sheltering in place and connecting via the phone, text and Zoom/FaceTime pretty much all day.

There may be some reading (both print and digital) sprinkled in.

You might have a little supervision in the mix.

And maybe a little distance learning as you try and figure out how to avoid Zoombombing (if you don't know what it is, here's the scoop).

7 Things You Can Do (and guide your group leaders to do)

You can use this time strategically. Or not.

I prefer using the time on purpose. And I bet you do too.

Here are 7 things you could begin doing this week to help your group leaders feel more connected (and more loved).

1. Call your coaches or group leaders on a regular basis. Use FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Zoom when you can. Send a text in between calls. Just to let them know you want to keep in touch. And don't forget to ask them how you can pray for them! And pray on the phone!

2. Connect on Facebook or Instagram. Never tried it? It's easy to start. Consider setting up a Facebook Group for your group leaders. And encourage your leaders to do the same thing!

3. Schedule a Facebook Live or Zoom get together for group leaders. Have fun while showing your leaders how to do it themselves!

4. Send an eCard to let them know you're thinking about them. Here are 10 ways to send FREE eCards.

5. Send a digital gift card for iTunes, Amazon Music or Spotify. If you've got to stay safe and shelter in place, you might as well have a good soundtrack!

6. Find a good book to share and encourage your group leaders to read together. (Hero Maker, Everybody Always, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, etc.)

7. Send a Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts gift card. You may not be able to meet for coffee, but you can still send a digital reminder that you're thinking about them.

What's Next?

The key to all of this is to do something unexpected and beyond the usual. The goal in this is to elevate your group leaders' (and coaches') awareness that you care about them. And then help them do some of the same things for their members.

And remember, whatever you want to happen in the lives of the members of your groups, must happen in the lives of their leaders first. See also, 7 Things You Must Do TO and FOR Your Small Group Leaders.

Further Reading

To Connect More People YOU May Need to Be the Champion

Are You Seizing THIS Opportunity?

Cultivate THIS Mindset in the Age of COVID-19


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