The year of 2017 was a year of change both in my personal life and this on-line ministry. One of the biggest changes at Good Morning Girls was the loss of Mandy Kelly, our GMG Leadership Coordinator. The Lord took her home to heaven suddenly in March of 2017.
It was hard to move on without Mandy, while also grieving the other changes in my life. And so through the Lord’s prompting, I have decided to discontinue the GMG Leaders Facebook Group.
I have also decided to run GMG on my own without a team. Our team has been filled with love and unity and has been an amazing support system to me. So this change is only because I feel the Lord leading me to return to my blogging roots – where it was just me, God and my computer.
I have been so blessed to not only call Rosilind, Bridget and Misty my team but also my friends. This was a hard decision for me to make but as I return to the blogging sphere, I need to downsize to keep my head above water. Rosilind will continue to help me with the International Team and a few other behind the scenes tasks.
So if you are looking to lead a GMG Group all you need is the GMG Leader’s Manual.
It includes everything you need to start your own group including:
- How to set up a Good Morning Girls Group.
- What to do once your group is set up.
- Tips to help your GMG Group thrive.
- How to Encourage Participation.
- How to fostering an atmosphere of community.
- The importance of prayer.
- A sample welcome letter
- 9 ways to get more out of your Bible Study.
- Answers to frequently asked questions.
- Icebreaker Questions
- What to do if your GMG Group is struggling.
If God has laid on your heart the desire to start a group, I encourage you to step out on faith and go for it!
GMG began in my home church, at a local Bible Study, in 2007 – before I ever began blogging. This is the first GMG Group that ever existed:
OH how I love these women! God knit our hearts together so tightly during this season of life. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that thousands of groups would one day follow in our footsteps!
At the time, we were a group that emailed each other daily. Now my group uses Voxer – it’s a messaging app for your smartphone with live voice (like a walkie talkie), text, and photo sharing. The app is perfect for our group of moms who are on the go. We don’t just share about our quiet times but we also share prayer requests and keep each other accountable with our health and diet goals as well.
Over the years my group has changed as seasons of life have changed and women in the group have come and gone. This Christmas my group got together to do a “Favorite Things” gift exchange. Here’s my group now:
If you don’t have a group yet, I encourage you to start one. Accountability works in reaching our goals – the encouragement of others keeps us going on days when we’d rather quit. Good Morning Girls will provide the accountability you need to soak in God’s word daily, grow in your walk with God and live well!
CHIME IN: For those of you who currently have groups or had one in the past – I’d love for you to share about your group. What is your group like, how do you connect and how has God used your group in your life?
LEADERS WITH AN OPEN GROUP: Do you have an open group? Please share a link to your facebook group or an email address where women can contact you to join your group. This is how we will be doing regrouping in the future. It will all happen in the comment section here on the blog.
NEW LEADERS: Is this your first time to lead? Invite your church friends, neighborhood friends, family, or co-workers to join you. If you do not have anyone to ask and you would like to lead an open group with ladies from the GMG Online Community — then order your manual now. Then about a week before we begin, I will ask again for leaders with open groups to leave their links or email addresses in the comment section. At that time, you can leave your info in the comments and your group will form.
Are you looking for a group? If you don’t have a group and would like to find one for the new year, read the comments below or watch for future groups to open in future comment sections.
Thank you to those of you who have led groups in the past or are considering leading in 2018.
I am praying for you.
We serve a worthy Savior.
Walk with the King,
Join us for our NEW study through the Book of Romans. It begins Monday, January 15th! Find details for this study on the blog here:
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