February 12, 2013
What one leader learned while falling down the stairs
When I asked Peri Gilbert, a regular writer for SmallGroups.com, what advice she had for new leaders, she started telling a story about falling down the stairs.
You see, in high school she found herself distracted while going up the stairs, and she fell, books and papers flying everywhere. And she's never forgotten the lessons she learned that day: watch where you're going, get rid of the obstacles (the stairs) in your way, and be willing to help and be helped by others.
These principles are helpful in small-group ministry. Leaders need to have a clear vision for where they're going and minimize distractions so they can stay the course. They also need to get rid of any unnecessary distractions. And leaders must be humble enough to ask for help—and to offer it when it's needed. She explains these ideas further in her new article.
What's your advice for new leaders? What lessons have you learned as you've led? Share with us below.
posted by Amy Jackson on February 12, 2013 9:14 AM