My whole life I grew up in a Christian home that taught us the principles of the Bible. It is not always easy to stand firm upon everything that is taught at home, but something that really helped me during the more difficult times was being part of a cell group. Every week I would gather with a group of friends, and the leader would always share the principles of the word of God and motivate us to strive to grow in Him.
When I was seventeen years old I launched my first cell group and since then I have always lead a cell group. This group has taught me so much:
1. I learned to have a heart to help other, to not be selfish.
2. I learned to communicate a message. Though in the beginning it was not easy, I slowly started to develop the ability.
3. I have had to work hard to be an example—because when we give a message we have to live it out.
So, if you are a cell group leader, I want to congratulate you! I encourage you to give your best to that group of friends. May your life be a testimony to them. Every week, as you share your time together, remember that it is important to motivate each other and to leave the cell group renewed.
¡PREPARE YOUR ACTIVITIES!
It is important that you have a clear idea of the message that you will share that week. Remember, “Small things make a big difference.” Determine to align the small details to the group you are sharing with.
¡WELCOME THEM HAPPILY!
If the cell group is at your house, make sure you are making your guests feel welcomed. If the cell group is at a friend’s house, never arrive late, or ask someone else to go in your place. Your enthusiasm must be contagious!
¡SET ASIDE TIME TO PREPARE THE WEEK’S REFLECTION!
My team and I are studying the book “The Beauty of Being a Woman.” As the moderator of the gathering, you have to allow other people to participate, all the while making sure you do not stray off topic. Be clear with your message, and try to motivate every person in that meeting. Your challenge is to make everyone want to come back next week. If you share the right message, you can rest assured that they will always want to be at that meeting.
This week my activity was: “Book of memories.” The idea was to reminisce on those beautiful moments that we had throughout the week that we sometimes allow to pass us by. For the activity, I bought a small sketch pad for each of my guests, I prepared crayons, stickers, and ribbon. We took pictures with an instant camera and we started to fill the pages with great things that will come, and memories that will be added each week to the book. The objective is to have each person fill the pages on a weekly basis with an important moment that they experienced. In a few months, this book will not just be a book of nice memories, but of great miracles.
I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THESE ACTIVITIES STRENGTHEN THE FRIENDSHIPS! I LOVE LAUGHING WITH THEM AND HAVING THAT TIME EVERY WEEK TO MOTIVATE EACH OTHER AND STRENGTHEN EACH OTHER FOR EVERY CHALLENGE THAT WE FACE ON A DAILY BASIS.
I encourage you to have your cell group each week, and to make sure that every person that attends leaves full of faith.