The Diocese of Pittsburgh Young Adult Leadership Team is dedicated to help parish young adult groups grow. Here are a few helpful hints to help you in leading a small group for discussions and community life:
⦁ Consider group size: Less than ten is ideal for group discussions; if there are more
then it may be beneficial to break into smaller groups.
⦁ Consider group dynamics (add more about this)
⦁ Provide introductions and possibly name tags.
⦁ Plan your space: Are there enough chairs, and is the environment conducive to conversation?
⦁ Consider the time: Should you serve snacks/drinks, or possibly make the group a potluck?
⦁ Be respectful of time, i.e. begin and end on time.
3. Information and Transformation:
⦁ Manage the conversation: Offer questions to stimulate discussion, and make sure
that the discussion stays on track.
⦁ Pray: As the group leader, pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction for your small group.
4. Follow Up:
⦁ Continue the relationships outside of the group if possible.