Jim Egli on Small Group Leaders Who Pray

Posted By: Andrew Mason

 

How much does the prayer life of the small group leader impact his or her small group? Is there a specific prayer focus a small group leader should have?

In our latest SGC Hangout we answer these questions and more with author and Pastor Jim Egli.

Jim is the Leadership Pastor at the Vineyard Church (Urbana, IL) and he also co-authored the book Small Groups Big Impact. You can learn more about Jim and his resources at JimEgli.com.

Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts and experiences when it comes to prayer and small group leadership…

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is the Small Groups Pastor of Real Life Church, a family of churches in the Nor. CA region. He oversees Small Groups and Assimilation. He is Founder of SmallGroupChurches.com, an online community of leaders dedicated to growing churches one small group at a time. Andrew resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife Camille and their two sons.

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5 Responses

  1. Derek Olson Derek Olson says:

    This video interview was a great reminder of why we do what we do, specifically with small groups! If we’re not praying for those in our small groups, we are totally missing the main thing! 

  2. Rick Stassi says:

    I agree with Jim’s assessment 100 percent. A leader who is prepared spiritually and has invested prayer time into individuals in his group, will see a peace, a calm, and a love come over the group that can only be the Holy Spirit. It is sensitivity to the Spirit that is heightened in good and sincere preparation with God prior to meetings. In my experience the lessons I prepare are rarely followed word for word, but scripture followed with contextual points in a prayerful and sensitive environment will be more fruitful for both the leader and the group. It is in the prayer. God will lead.

  3. mrkeef says:

    I showed this to my cell leaders last week and it had a deep impact. I think everyone was confronted with the need to pray for our people. One leader decided to start getting up a little earlier to seek the Lord.

    Thanks Andrew for producing and sharing this.

  4. Andrew Mason Andrew Mason says:

    mrkeef said
    I showed this to my cell leaders last week and it had a deep impact. I think everyone was confronted with the need to pray for our people. One leader decided to start getting up a little earlier to seek the Lord.

    Thanks Andrew for producing and sharing this.

    Praise God Keith! This is why we exist at SGC, to hear testimonies like this!

     

  5. Jebron says:

    So good… This is a great reminder to leaders to keep Prayer as the focal point of leadership of the small group. I should strive for and continue to “Prepare my Heart more than I Prepare my Notes!”

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