Recommendations for First Group Meeting

Disco Groups

Recommendations for First Group Meeting

If this is your first time meeting as a group — or first time for a while:

Take some time to communicate…

    • The four-fold purposes of Disco Groups are to:
      • Develop Friendships (Embrace)
      • Inspire Self-Feeders (Equip)
      • Serve Generously (Elevate)
      • Community Outreach (Engage)
    • Because of that last one — Community Outreach — we want to share God’s goodness with others outside the current group… so it is never our intention that our groups stay exactly the same — In fact it is our goal that, within 9-18 months, the group will MULTIPLY! (Group Leaders, work to help them catch that vision from the beginning!)
    • Share with them some things about what they can expect …
      • Food? Hangout time?  
      • Discussion about the Bible, based around the Scripture passage from the sermon (And this could be a great place to plug the Individual Daily Reflection)
      • Praying for each other
      • Protection of confidentiality
      • Quarterly Service Project (ask them to… Start Planning!)
      • Quarterly FUN night (ask them to… Start Planning!)
  • Feel free to pass around a sign-up sheet asking for help with any of the following (or whatever else you can think of!! Find ways to share leadership!)
    • Snack rotation point
    • Childcare point
    • Location rotation point (if applicable)
    • Communications point (prayer request emails – and weekly reminders)
    • Quarterly Service project point
    • Quarterly FUN point
  • Take some time to get to know each other — share names and a bit about each other. Feel free to let this take up an unusually large chunk of your evening. Some ideas:
    • Assign partners to get to know each other — and then have them introduce each other.
    • Share two interesting things about your last year (or your summer, or whichever season appropriate)
    • What prompted you to jump into this small group? What do you hope to gain or to give?