As a leader of a The Family Project small group, you play an important role in how people experience the material presented over the course of twelve weeks. You will be helping your group navigate through deep topics and discussion.
That probably sounds like a daunting responsibility. But keep this in mind: while your role as a leader is important, it is not something to stress over. You do not have to be an expert as you’ll be learning along with your small group. Your primary responsibility is to guide the group into discussion. That’s it!
This is great news because it means that your preparation time is very limited. We recommend that you look over the questions presented in the leader’s guide before the group meets.
This will give you an idea of what you’ll be watching and discussing in the group. Everyone should have a copy of a participant’s guide which will also help you navigate through the material. It’s that simple.
While no one is expecting you to be the top theologian in the group, there are two key roles for you to fill as small group leader: shepherd and host. In the next couple of videos, we’ll examine how these roles function and offer a few common sense principles to keep in mind as you serve your group.
We also have other resources available here at FamilyProject.com that can help you dig deeper into the material presented. There are articles and clips that offer valuable insights into Scripture, sociology and even the art used in The Family Project. We encourage you to let your group know about these additional resources as well.
Again, if you find yourself with questions about The Family Project curriculum, related resources, or need additional support, you can call Focus on the Family at 1-800-AFAMILY or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.