Group Leader Tip #8

Don’t let one person dominate the group.

This is easier said than done. Almost every small group has one person who seems to take up way more than their fair share of the discussion.

As the leader, for sheer balance, you need to control that dominant person by using all the diplomacy and creativity you can summon. It’s not easy.

But our Bible Studies work to your advantage by clearly showing an outline of what has to be covered in 45 minutes. Folks can see that each lesson has some finite parameters, and yes, a goal line! They sense that there isn’t time for open ended rabbit trails. Dominant folks tend to become team players under these circumstances.

Group leaders constantly tell us that our little books really do somehow magically help control that particular person who would prefer that the lesson revolve totally around himself or herself.