A good conversationalist balances talking with questions and a good teacher balances explanation with intrigue; to be an effective leader, you need to be both. An effective leader will use the back and forth of communication to engage the group being led and it is through engagement that the first step towards transformation is made.
" This is the goal of any small group leader - to engage and hopefully transform.
One of Jesus' many titles was Teacher and his ability to engage with his disciples - his small group, is one every small group leader ought to emulate. Of the 10 times Jesus was asked a direct question in the Bible, he responded 9 times with a question of his own. He undoubtedly knew the answers to the questions asked, yet, he also knew the benefit to asking his own questions and having the questioner arrive at their own conclusion.
" It is through an individual's own arrival at a conclusion that real transformation can occur.
If you lead a small group and want to ask great questions and have transformational conversations, consider taking a Coach Approach to Leading Small Groups. Email me to learn more.
On February 4th, XP4U will be offering a 1 day Coach Approach to Leading Small Groups workshop in Edmonton. For more information or for tickets please visit Evenbrite here.