Building Trust Within Your Group

Members should strive to demonstrate love for their covenant sisters in the following ways:

  • God has given the gift of connecting your heart with this group of women; aim to get to know each one over the course of the year. Look for His incredible wisdom in how and why He knit you together for such a time as this.
  • Be trustworthy to hold in absolute confidence anything shared within the group.
  • Silence your ring tone, and refrain from using cell phones during group meetings.
  • Wear your nametag while everyone gets acquainted with each other.
  • With the Lord’s grace and enabling power, commit to attending each meeting and reading the literature. Ask the Lord to help you overcome obstacles from the enemy that would prevent you from fully participating.
  • In consideration of other group members, make every effort to arrive on time to meetings and to set aside the full time frame. Every group member is positively impacted by the presence of each participant. Interruptions because of tardiness or early departures impact group interactions and can interfere with important dialogue, heart connections, prayer time, and fellowship.
  • Be transparent. Go below the surface with each other. Allow a spirit of grace to permeate the group while holding each other accountable to the plumb line of God’s Word.
  • If married, there will be no criticism of husbands. Specific issues can be addressed privately with your leader.

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About the Author

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett served as a Director of Women’s Ministries for a dozen years prior to joining Revive Our Hearts in Women’s Ministry Initiatives. She is also the content manager of the Revive Our Hearts' Leader Connection blog and editor of two ebooks: Women’s Ministry Leader Survival Guide and 10 Truths to Set Leaders Free.

The Lord captured Leslie’s heart for biblical womanhood and revival at the national True Woman conference in 2008. Since then, she’s been spreading the message of how a woman’s femininity adorns the gospel wherever God sends her. Spend a few moments with Leslie, and you’ll catch her passion for the Word, prayer, revival and discipleship. She and her husband Mac live in the S.C. Lowcountry where she loves drinking sweet tea and encouraging women to treasure Christ above all.

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