May 5, 2016
Isn’t nice to know you have a good group of friends, co-workers or small group members who just want the best for you? And, you want the same for them, right? Well, here are some ways to lift up your entire group so that you can continue to encourage one another through the ups and downs of life.
» Ask your group to a weekly or monthly lunch
» Keep a candy bowl full of chocolate - give them a word of encouragement with each piece they grab
» Share an encouraging thought
» Send an encouraging, hand-written card to each member of your group for no special reason - “just because”
» Stock up on inspirational small gifts - hand them out to team members as situations and occasions arise
» Say “thanks” and let them know how much you truly appreciate them. Tell them how they’ve encouraged you
» Note the positive changes you see in your team members
» Listen (even when you think they are way off track)
» Pick up a shift for a co-worker
» Give each member a small token to help them remember they are not alone in their walk with God
» Care enough to ask thoughtful questions
» Organize a group project to help the needy
» Pray for each other - fill out sticky prayers together to keep reminders of what to pray for throughout the week
» Spend the extra time to earn their trust
» Remind them of God's promises
» Pass out monthly award certificates - even if it’s the “always late award” :)
» Read an encouraging book together, and meet to discuss your learnings
» Celebrate each group member’s accomplishments - Congratulate them with a group-signed card, gift, free, shareable eCard or even a quick text or phone call. Either way, let them know how happy you are for their successes.
» Share the article Why Are We Called to Encourage with your coworkers and discuss over lunch!