Power of a Positive Wife Leader’s Guide
Helpful Hints for Leaders As you embark on studying The Power of a Positive Wife as a group, I would like to offer you encouragement in three areas.
Seek God’s guidance. Ask God to assist you in how to lead your precious group of moms. You may not know all of the needs and hidden hurts of the women in your group, but God does. Seek God’s wisdom as you lead your group (James 1:5).
Build relationships. This is not only a study to help everyone learn to be more positive in their homes; it is also a study to encourage mom-to-mom friendships. Plan fellowships, play groups and lunches together. As the leader, keep up with the moms who do not attend by giving them a quick phone call or writing them a letter. You may even want to share emails, so you can communicate easily through out the week.
3. Stay Focused. Be sensitive to everyone’s time, by starting and ending on time. I do think it is wise to allow a little time for arrival and fellowship at the beginning. There is a healthy balance of staying on target and not being too rigid. Please guard against gossip or griping. You will also need to be aware of people who manipulate the conversation time or take the lesson down a rabbit trail. In both cases, turn the conversation back to the lesson by saying something like, “Well, I think we better get back to the questions so we can cover everything we want to cover.”
Before you begin you will want to prayerfully make a decision as to how you will study the book. I suggest that you assign one chapter per week, plus the Power Points. You may choose to ask the questions from the leader’s guide when you meet together, or you can give the questions out each week and allow the girls to come prepared with answers. These are simple discussion questions allowing the girls to share their own insights or personal examples. Don’t expect everyone to answer. Allow several people to answer and then move on to the next question. Always be prepared to give your own answer, if the conversation needs help in