Here is the hope: While it is challenging, being a small group leader can also be one of the most rewarding roles in the classroom.
Here is the help: You can grow in your ability to effectively lead a small group.
Here are a few pointers...
Here is an example from a lesson titled, “God Will Be with You.”
Ask: Can you think of a time when it was a help to you that someone was with you—that you were not alone?
Child responds: When I had to get a shot, I was glad my mother was with me.
Child responds: My sister went with me to get something in the basement.
Ask: Can your mother or your sister be with you all the time? No. Why not? Why can God be with you all the time?
Child: I have to go to the dentist this week.
Ask: Brian, will you go to the dentist alone? [No, my mother will bring me.]
Application: God is good to give us mothers. Mothers are good helpers. Who else will be with you? [God] Yes, God is with us everywhere, all the time. He is the very best Helper of all! Brian, when you go to the dentist this week, tell Jesus that you are a little scared. Ask Him to help you. Ask Him to make you brave and strong.
Let’s pray for Brian and ask God to help him when he goes to the dentist…
Ask: What Bible verses did we learn today that can help us when we are afraid in these kinds of situations?