Rob’s blog yesterday talked about groups that are not working. I actually awoke at 3 a.m. this morning burdened about a cell leader who has lost passion and direction. He’s a seasoned leader at Wellspring who has been leading a group for several years and multiplied his group one time. At this time, however, he just doesn’t have the passion. Other job related desires are filling his heart and mind.
The first thing I need to do is pray. Only God can renew this brother with passion. Only Jesus can remind this brother that the eternal reward is in heaven (volunteer service in a materialistic loving culture can be very difficult, as all of you know).
The second thing I need to do is coach this brother better. I need to take a more active role in finding out how I can help him AND how I can discover/suggest ways for his cell to come alive. In my case, I need to stimulate others to coach him as well (e.g., our associate pastor).