By Jon Shaw, Connections Director

I am excited to talk with you today about our leaders training in August. It has long been a dream of mine to see the church, I mean the global church, come together for the glory of God. A few years ago I had the privilege of being a part of a group of young adult pastors that started Citywide Worship. An interdenominational meeting of churches to pray and worship together. It was amazing to see the church come together in such as way.

I started dreaming and wondering how, as a Lifegroup pastor, how could we work together. It quickly dawned on me that there was really one only practical way. The one thing we all have in common is the need to train our leaders with quality and excellence. The great thing is that we can do that far better together than apart!

As of right now we have partnered with 8 other churches to bring Dave Enns out to train our collective leaders. Dave is the small groups pastor at North Cost Church in California. He has grown the ministry to where he oversees 21 full time staff members, over 1,100 leaders and more than 6,000 people in small groups. Dave’s training is all about maximizing our impact as leaders and how it is easier than we think. Your role as a Lifegroup leader is important, in fact, your role is just as important as the pastors. The enemy wants you to believe influence is tricky and only for the highly gifted or that person who has it “all together.” That that simply isn’t true. You have what it takes. Contagious influence is simple and God will use you beyond what you know.

I hope you join us as Dave walks us through three session:

  1. Real life impact – it’s simpler than you think
  2. The four E’s of Impact- What a person needs to grow differs based on their life experience, temperament and skills. This session will help you assess how you should come alongside someone and help them continue to grow and make an impact.
  3. How to deal with any issue you encounter – When meeting in groups, people can bring up some heavy stuff that can be intimidating to deal with and cause a person to wonder if they really have what it takes to deal with it. Know this, it’s simpler than you think. This session will give you four simple questions you can ask that will enable you to deal with any issue not only in your small group, but also with whoever you encounter day to day.

I hope you’ll join us on August 9 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. as we welcome leaders from around south Denver into our home to learn and grow together. You won’t want to miss it!

Sign-up for the Small Group Leader Training here.