12 January 2007

Cell Group Leader Coaching and Bad Icebreakers

This morning we had a Cell Group Leaders Coaching Meeting led by our Cell Groups Coordinator Mike Workman. 12 people participated in the meeting. While we were missing several leaders, this was good representation. The first generation of Cell Groups started with about 45 people . The second generation has started with about 150. Of these, 21 families are new to WCC within the last three years.

Topics covered included review of the Cell Group mission and organization, discussion about the status of new groups, training on Cell Group dynamics around generational differences, group development through it’s different life phases, and prayer. In addition, I made a presentation introducing the Core Truths that are at the heart of our long-term churchwide discipleship effort. It was good stuff, with great participation and able leadership by Mike. We’re really grateful for the way in which he and the leaders are willing to respond to the call and invest themselves in the lives of others to help them grow spiritually. I hope all of you give a Cell Group a try!

Of course, my favorite part was the funny part—a list of the “Top Ten WORST Small Group Ice Breakers” created by a Pastor in Illinois. I loved them, so here they are:

10. Share the worst sin you’ve ever committed.
9. If you were God, who would you punish first?
8. Which person in this group do you think needs to find Jesus the most?
7. Which people at your church do you wish would find a different church, and why?
6. If you could erase any verse out of the Bible, which one would it be?
5. Share the juiciest piece of gossip you know so we can pray about it.
4. If you could have anything from your neighbor’s house, what would it be?
3. What’s your favorite of The 10 Commandments to break?
2. If you could change anything about your spouse, what would it be?
1. If you could commit any sin and get away with it, what would it be?

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