Encouragement

Advice and help relating to the Art of being a group guide, and the joys and challenges that may come with that.

Preparing for a Group Gathering
As you plan when and where to meet, consider the safety of your Group Members and anyone who attends your Group Gatherings. Always postpone your WordGo Gath...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:56 PM
Negative member behaviour
People communicate in different ways, and when relational dynamics disintegrate in your group, you may need to intervene. You'll find training in this ...
Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 at 3:20 PM
Navigating discussion time
We suggest you allow 30-45 minutes for the Group Discussion section of your Gathering. Within that time, you should aim to keep the main focus of the discus...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:56 PM
When there's no answer to a deep question
The first thing we want you to understand is that "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer. As a Guide, you are not expected to know h...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
Handling complaints or behaviour
If something serious happens in your Group and you think we should know about it, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of the WordGo team by rais...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
Encouraging a positive environment
As you will be meeting to study using WordGo, we hope that you will have a good understanding of each other before you first meet. However, we recommend cre...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
Discussion when Group Members haven't studied
Celebrate the fact they have come to the Gathering! Life is busy, and there are any number of things that can get in our way when it comes to Bible study.  ...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
When and where to host a Group Gathering
You’ve got options! A home, a coffee shop, church hall or even the park. Try to find a space that’s centrally located for members, and is somewhere you can ...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
Group Members clashing in discussion
It’s likely that there will be moments where Group Members will clash due to different passions, personalities or beliefs. The best way to deal with this is...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM
Group Member is struggling personally
Life can be difficult. If one of your Group Members lets you know they are struggling with something, assure them that you will pray for them. Encourage the...
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 at 1:57 PM