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WOW! That is great. Angels in Heaven are rejoicing. You’re all in now. You’re ready to answer God’s call to become An Evangelist to your community. 

Some steps to help you get started

How to Start your Home Groups

01.

SAY A PRAYER

1st Thessalonians 5 says, “pray without ceasing”.

Ask God to prepare the hearts of those whom you will invite to attend your small group.

02.

DECIDE WHEN YOU'LL MEET & HOW OFTEN

Once there's a date on the calendar, people can start getting excited. Don't worry about finding the perfect date. Just do your best to land on a first meeting time that works for as many people as possible. Watch Aveleigh.org for coming Small Group News and Features.

03.

ACTIVATE YOUR NEW GROUP ONLINE

Get your Group's meeting published on Aveleigh.org.  Let us know your time, place, and date. will answer all your questions about unlocking your group's FREE video curriculum library of 17000 Christian videos and get instructions on how to use this fun and inspirational kit to begin building relationships and making memories. Let us know if you have requited your group members, who they are, and if you want Aveleigh Media to recruit additional group members.

04.

CHAT WITH US 

 Need help starting your ministry as a Neighborhood Evangelist in Aveleigh’s Small Group Network.? Need ideas? Hit a roadblock? Is something going on in your group you need help thinking through? They are here to offer personal assistance along the way, so be sure to get back to them to begin building a relationship that will inspire and encourage you in this new adventure.

05.

YOUR NOT ALONE

Remember to move forward 1 step at a time. You’re not alone in this because you are answering God’s call to this your new ministry. Jesus will provide for you all you need, but you only discover His provisions as you follow through, moving forward, one step forward at a time. Before you meet text with us about the time, place, and date. Any instructions about childcare (Miss Sarah can help) or other items to bring. Report weekly who is coming, lesson topics, public prayer requests, keep confidentialities, and upcoming meeting dates. We will chart your progress and assist with your needs.

SMALL GROUP REQUIREMENTS
 

 When you have requited your group members let us know, who they are, and if you want Aveleigh Media to recruit additional group members.

 Small groups should not exceed 12-15max. 

group size 8-10 we do recommend a training Co-leader

 

 Never exclude someone seeking connection because you’re too big or, We Have no room at our Inn. 

WHO TO CONTACT
 

Text: (803)-944-0416

if you have selected [ TALK ABOUT IT ]

 Pastor Mitch

Text: (803)-645-1214

if you have selected [RIGHT NOW]

Sarah Cruz

PREPARING TO LEAD YOUR GROUP

Pray 
 
  •  for insight as you begin to prepare for leading your group.  Ask for God’s wisdom, that the Holy Spirit will be the teacher and that you will be God’s instrument to lead the group to greater understanding and a willingness to commit to becoming more like God.  Prayer should be your primary source of personal preparation for leading your group.

Plan
  •  where you want to take your group in the next 60-90 days. Is your group strong in some areas and weak in others?  How can you challenge the members to live more balanced Christian lives?  Consider God’s five purposes for the church: Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, Mission and Worship, and make a plan to encourage your group members to growth and commitment in their weak areas.

Ponder
  • your progress after each session and at the end of a series.  Reflect on what went well and what didn’t.  Re-evaluation is key to your growth as a leader.  Consider whether your plan is being effective in moving the group to greater understanding and commitment.  How are you doing with leading the discussion: is it stimulating, challenging, and meaningful?  Are you able to keep the group on track?  Do you need to make some changes? 

Please note that Aveleigh's policy is that alcohol is not to be served at any church event.