As a Community Group leader, you can’t lead others where you’re not willing to go. If you’re encouraging your Community Group to grow to be more like Jesus, they’ll need to see that example in you. To be more like Christ, you need to know Him, obey Him, and abide in Him. Here’s what John 15:4-5 says, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
To learn more about how to abide in Christ, and how to lead your group to do the same, check out this resource from North Point Ministries.
Here’s a quote from their excellent resource:
“You can’t lead others well and help them to grow unless you’re receiving input from God. That’s why it’s so important that you spend regular quiet times with your heavenly Father—it’s necessary for both your personal spiritual growth and for your leadership.”