What It Looks Like to Successfully Multiply Your eGroup
We know what you’re thinking.
You like the people in your eGroup. You’ve gotten to know them and have relationships built and established. You’re comfortable and don’t like the idea of starting again from scratch.
We understand these emotions and we’ve been there, too!. But growing our eGroups is our mission and vision. While it may be hard, these tips can help you successfully multiply your eGroup.
- We don’t maintain, we multiply. This value from Our Code is part of our church DNA. As we continue to grow as a church and reach more people, we must increase the number of eGroups available for the communities our church is reaching. Talk about multiplication early-on in your eGroup. Plant the seeds of growth in your discussions so that your eGroup isn’t surprised when the time comes to multiply.
- Shift your mindset: eGroups don’t end, they multiply. One shift to make in your thinking and language to your eGroup is that eGroups don’t end, they multiply.’Just because you multiply the eGroup doesn’t mean the relationships you’ve built are ending. The relationship will look different, but you can still be friends and involved in the lives of the people in your eGroup.
- Recognize and raise up a co-leader.
- Divide and conquer strategically. The best way to strategically multiply an eGroup is to divide the eGroup in half when a new leader has been identified, is approved by your campus as an eGroup leader, and is ready to start leading. Half of the eGroup members will go with the new leader, who also has some additional spots for new members, and the other half of the eGroup stays with the current leader, who is also able to add new members. When this is done at the start of one of our two eGroup semesters (fall or spring), this has proven successful in keeping relationships established and opening up spots for new people to join an eGroup.