You know what they say about the best laid plans! Growth Groups are designed to be self-facilitated and that’s good for you and your busy schedule as an Organizer.
While the Growth Group Software allows for the autonomy within groups, there are “rules of the road” that will ensure your groups get the most out of their time together, as well as some pitfalls to avoid. Just click below for some reminders and watch-outs as you recruit, start and manage your Growth Groups.
It’s exciting to think about who will come together in your Growth Groups! As you consider who to invite to participate, keep in mind:
And watch out for:
Whether you’re forming one group or ten groups, there are a few things to keep in mind when putting your groups together.
The first few meetings are important to group cohesion. Keep in mind:
And watch out for behaviors that can negatively impact group success:
Remote meetings are a great way to allow geographically dispersed Participants to form a group, but Participants should:
Commitment of all Participants is crucial to the success of the group. As your groups get started, keep in mind:
Given the expectations around attendance, the scheduling of meetings is important. We encourage all groups to establish a standard meeting schedule (ex: the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9am). When scheduling the standard meeting time, keep in mind:
The software does allow groups to change their next meeting time before their current meeting is adjourned, but watch out for: