Coaching Using the G.R.O.W. Model

Coaching others doesn’t mean you need to have the answer to every question. In fact, you should be asking most of the questions and having the person you are coaching answer them! The G.R.O.W. model* is a question-based conversation framework for helping you coach others so that they can set their own goals and move toward achieving them.

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Just because we have a goal doesn’t mean that we will achieve it. Many goals are never achieved simply because they are sloppy. How can we clean up our goals and help others to do the same? By making what is commonly known as S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Life Maps

As a group is learning to get to know one another, it is a great opportunity to have those in the group share their life stories. One method for sharing life stories is by using a Life Map.

Firing A Small Group Member

From time to time, a Small Group may experience someone who clearly does not emulate a ”covenant” mentality and does not hold Small Group as a priority. Helping this member may include their exit from the group.

Childcare in Small Groups

There is not always one solution for how to manage childcare. Consider seven ways to provide childcare during the Small Group gathering.

Soul Care

Tree Diagram for Getting at Heart Issues

As we seek to get at the heart motivations of those in our group, the following Tree Diagram helps show how our behavior is connected to our thoughts and our desires.