Getting people to join your Small Group can be one of the more challenging parts of being a leader, but it does not have to be. If you are creative and willing to put in a little bit of work, you can utilize these tips to help add additional people to your group.
1) Use social media to promote your group. Facebook is a great place for this and there are neighborhood or interest-based groups (like moms, or empty nesters) that you can join on the site. Once you have joined the Facebook group, you can use the platform to let people know about your Small Group and invite them to join.
2) Invite your neighbors. Do you have neighbors with whom you already have a relationship? Invite them to come and check-out the group. Make sure and give them the 'out' if they do not want to commit to coming beyond the initial first visit. They may like it and decide to stay!
3) Volunteer to help with Small Group Discovery. At the half-way point of every Small Group semester, we host an event called Small Group Discovery. It's a luncheon designed to give people who have not yet joined a Small Group a taste of what it is like and the opportunity to join groups. Volunteering to help is a great way to meet people who are looking to join a Small Group, build a relationship, and invite them to join your group. If you would like to volunteer to help with Small Group Discovery, you can contact us by clicking here.
These are just a few tips for recruiting more people. Remember that one of the best best way to invite people to anything is through making a personal connection and an individual ask. Spend some time this week thinking about where you are most likely to meet people (grocery store, gym, drop-off line at school) and pray for God to open opportunities to invite them to your Small Group.