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Taking the Lead

If you’re interested in becoming a dinner group leader, you can find more information here.

When CJ was originally asked about leading a Monday night group had had some hesitations. “I thought, ‘How am I going to lead a group of guys with some who are older and smarter than me? What if I don’t have enough biblical knowledge to answer all of their questions? What if it becomes too much for my schedule?’ And, to be honest, these are all insecurities that I still wrestle with, even ten years later.

“What keeps me inspired to come back and lead each week are the people,” he continued. “If we’re passionate about loving people and helping them find their way back to God, there’s perhaps no better place to see that more effectively played out than inside of dinner groups. To be able to experience this has been incredibly humbling.”

Dinner group is where real community is formed, and you simply need to be yourself. “You don’t have to be perfect to be a dinner group leader,” Emma said. “All you need is to want to encourage people to grow closer to each other and to God. Dinner group doesn’t have to be a big production either. All you need is a place to meet and some food, the rest you leave to God!”

What these stories from people who saw themselves as unlikely leaders have in common are feelings of inadequacy, insecurity and fear. But sometimes when we feel unready, and like we don’t have what it takes, we’re actually in the perfect place to really lean on God and take a leap of faith.“God doesn’t ask about capability, but availability,” said Nick, the director of dinner groups. “Because when we love and depend on God, he will increase our capability.”

God will provide, we just need to show up. What do you believe God is calling you to do?

If you’re interested in becoming a dinner group leader, you can find more information here.


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