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DLS....My 5 Lessons from being Small Group Leader!

Dear Little Sister,

Becoming a small group leader has absolutely changed my life. 

I have no idea who or where my life would be without these girls!!!! They bring me joy, encourage me, and inspire me to become the best woman I can be!! I simply can not express how honored I am to be apart of their lives. And I am SO excited because IT'S A NEW SCHOOL YEAR which means new small groups!! My biggest hope is that you can find a close connection with your small group!! And to my girls--I love you more than you'll ever know. Here's to our squad!!!!

1)Be the Person YOU wish you had

Going into the role of being a small group leader, I was honestly reminded of my experiences in small groups growing up. In all honesty, if there was ever a time where I was bullied, it was in small groups. I knew being offered to be a small group leader was my chance to create a better experience for these girls. I felt so frustrated and disappointed with the idea that small group time included a tired leader sharing their problems, and quizzing students like the message was another class lecture. I wanted small group to be a time where they could go to escape stress, feel included. The person we all need is someone who never gives up and who is consistent. So be consistent for them. In the past 3 years(apart from vacations) I have missed 4 Sunday's. That's not to brag! Just to show that being there already changes the game from someone having to see a different leader each week. Some weeks they need you, but some weeks-you may just need them. 

Tip!  Take inspiration from the mentors in your life! How do they make you feel? And if