I have been mentoring a man in our church to prepare him for leadership in our Life Groups. We were talking the other day about what a perfect life group (Sunday school class) would look like and we hit on some good topics.
A perfect Life Group
1. Would teach God's Word with passion for application. The teacher understands that Life Groups are where disciples grow in learning how to apply God's Word more than anything else. The passion of the teacher would be evident as they see the teaching of the Bible as relevant to life today.
2. Would constistenly reach people for Christ. This doesn't mean they are in their group but they are passionate about seeing the fields are white and ready for harvest. Their Life Group participates in seeking the lost and helping the church to cultivate members that reach as well.
3. Would pray and care for members regularly. The group sees them self as the main place for caring for members. Prayer is a focus for the group. Keeping everyone accountable is necessary and expected.
4. Wouldn't stay together long. You see the final thing we came to realize is that if we had a perfect group it wouldn't be that way long. We would either make new groups or bring in non perfect people. Wait that's what it is starting with anyways. Imperfect people. We can't truly have a perfect group but we can strive to do the right things well.
God bless. Happy New Year.