Home Group Leaders

Learn what it takes to be a home group leader.

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Home Group Leader Qualifications

  • Must be born again, believing that Yeshua is Messiah and only through faith in Him is one redeemed/saved through the blood that He shed for the forgiveness of sins. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 10:9-10)
  • Must be walking in obedience to the truth of His Word.  The proof of that obedience is fruit.  A leader will be accountable to other believers in the group as well as to their regional representative to ensure proper leadership is maintained.  (Galatians 5:22-23, John 15:5)
  • Must have a desire to grow spiritually as well as see others grow/mature in their faith.  The leader must be able to facilitate discussions and ask questions to stir meaningful conversation and help truth be more clearly understood and applied.  (Matthew 5:6, Psalm 63:1, Jeremiah 29:13)
  • Must have a heart to discern false teachings, and when appropriate, warn others when unbiblical ideas or thoughts are presented.  Must demonstrate biblical maturity and discernment.  (2 Timothy 2:15, Joshua 1:7, Romans 12:2)
  • Must be organized and able to guide the group in an orderly manner.  The leader must be well-studied and properly prepared.  (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • Must be committed to prayer, and encourage members of the group to continually pray for each other.  (Colossians 4:2, 1 Timothy 2:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)
  • Must welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit to be the one in charge to help provide illumination and understanding of the scriptures.  (1 Thessalonians 5:19, John 14:26)
  • Must not be puffed up, but clothed in humility, leading the group as a loving servant.  Must be willing and capable to reach out for additional wise council if unable to answer a specific question or issue.  (LITRR will likely be a good point of contact.)(1 Corinthians 4:6, Rom 12:10)
  • Must be a man who leads the group and guides the discussion.  A woman can lead a group only in a setting of other women.  (1 Timothy 2:11-12, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, Ephesians 5:22-33)
  • Must be in agreement with and adhere to the L.I.T. statement of faith.

    IMPORTANT:  If a group takes on more of a “congregational” model, additional qualifications for the group leader will apply, and those will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.  

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