Leading a Mosaic Group
Make the Most of Your Time
True Disciples Make Disciples
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Introduction

Ephesians 5:15-16

Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

 

One of your goals as a Mosaic leader is to make your time together as meaningful and uplifting as possible. This lesson is designed to help you develop good habits when it comes to planning your group session so that you can make the most of your time together.

Make the Most of your Time
 

1. Make sure your lesson is thoroughly prepared. If you do not have a plan and a schedule, rest assured, someone else will.

 

2. There is a saying, "Time flies when you are having fun." Do your best to make lessons dynamic, engaging and relevant.

 

3. Make sure any snacks, if any, are ready in advance. This way you can focus on your guests as they arrive.

 

4. Make sure any electronics are set up and ready.

 

5. Make sure that you are completely prepared at least 10-15 minutes early. When you are prepared and anticipating the arrival of your first guests, it sends a powerful message....."Welcome! I've been expecting you."

 

6. Always start on time. It is very tempting to delay until everyone arrives. This is a bad habit and does not respect the efforts others have made to be on time. Amazingly, when people learn that the meeting ALWAYS starts on time, they begin to plan accordingly.

 

7. Plan for your session to last no more than one hour. People may choose to stay longer, but those who need to leave may.

 

8. Learn the art of redirection. There may be a group member who gets off track or dominates the conversation. Gently move the discussion along to insure you reach your objectives.

 

9. Schedule adequate time for all four elements: fellowship, prayer, worship, and Bible study.

 

10. Avoid cancelling meetings.   The more times you cancel meetings, the less likely people are to remain committed to the group. It is also best to meet in the same place every time.

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Life Moves Pretty Fast
Life Moves Pretty Fast
Life Moves Pretty Fast

 

Understanding North
American Culture

 

North Americans generally consider time to be a precious commodity.  Time is often idolized as much as money, fancy cars, or expensive jewelry. It is seen in the way we express ourselves: "Don't waste my time." "We spent time together." "Is it worth my time?" "I am crunched for time." "I have better things to do with my time." And of course, "Time is money!"

 

 In contrast, some cultures consider time to be a gift that has been equally distributed to all men. Whether rich or poor, powerful or weak, elite or destitute, everyone has been given exactly the same----twenty four hours, three hundred a sixty five days. Time is, therefore, to be savored and enjoyed.

 

 North Americans generally expect events to start on time and finish on time. It is considered rude to start late or stay too long. Some may also grow impatient waiting for the group to "get to the point".

 
 
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