Example Group Agreement

By January 18, 2018Leaders Handbook

PURPOSE: To provide a predictable environment where participants experience authentic community and spiritual growth.

VALUES & GOALS
Relationships
While prayer and discussion of curriculum are key elements of a life group, the driving force behind the group is the building of relationships.

Authenticity
The atmosphere of a Small Group should encourage openness and transparency among members. This is an environment where people should feel free to be themselves.

Confidentiality
For authenticity to occur, members must be able to trust that issues discussed with a Life Group are not to be shared outside of the group.

Respect
Group members should never say anything that will embarrass their spouse or members of the group.

Availability
A primary responsibility of community is to prioritize for specific relationships. This not only requires consistent attendance but a willingness to be available to meet each other’s needs.

Group Guidelines

1. The group will meet from _____________ through ______________.

2. The group will meet on _____________________night.

3. The group sessions will begin at ___________ and end at __________.
4. The group time will typically consist of ______ minutes of sharing, ________ minutes of study/discussion, and _______ minutes of prayer.
5. The group will be a closed group until all members agree to additional members.
6. Group members will attend and participate on a regular basis. Members agree to pray for other members on a weekly basis.
I covenant together with the other members of this group to honor this agreement.
Group Leaders:

_____________________ ____________________
(sign)

Group Members:
_____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________

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