BEFORE CANCELLING: GET CREATIVE!
When your schedule gets packed, get creative with your group meeting. Let cancelling
be the last option to help with consistency of the group and building of friendships.
3 questions to ask yourself before canceling your group:
1. Can another member of the group host in my place? (When I’m out of town, not
feeling well, or having have work/family obligations)
YES! Of course they can. Many times other people are just waiting for you to ask.
You will be happily surprised when other members step up to lead for you.
We all need breaks and it’s ok if you can’t lead your group…take turns in hosting at other homes, too!
2. Would another day/time work better for everyone this week?
The whole group is booked on the normal “Tuesday” night… see how many can do a Friday dinner or a Saturday lunch for that week.
It’s OK to change your group to a different day. We get it! Seasons of life change.
Think about alternating every other Tuesday, every other Saturday… so many options for scheduling are available to you!
3. Am I looking forward to my group?
Sometimes changing up the format or style of the group is all you need to bring fresh excitement to you and your friends!
A great way to bring life to your group is to change up the format.
Poll your group to see what they would like to study! Ask church staff for new group materials! We’ve got some great ones.
Plan a fun event in place of your group the next week.
Go bowling, get sushi, take a Saturday hike together.
“Building friendships can happen in your group outside of your home… just get a little creative!”