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Leaders needed… will you answer the call? {And announcing another translation!}

 

God is growing Good Morning Girls.  Can you feel it?!

 

Oh girls, what an exciting week this has been!!   With each new study, we pray that God will open doors and enlarge hearts for His glory, and wow, He is answering in ways that only He can!

 

Sweet translators are rising up, enabling this study of God’s Word to reach more women, countries and languages than ever before.

Several new women are excitedly joining up with GMG for the very first time to study Luke with us (the requests from these women to be placed in a GMG group have kept our leadership team hopping all week!). 

GMG group leaders have generously offered to welcome even more new members into their groups to meet the growing need.

Exciting.  Busy. Overwhelming {in the best possible way!}.  And only God. 

With so many women looking for groups this week, we have found ourselves with a wonderful problem on our hands. 

Simply put, WE NEED MORE LEADERS.

Have you been putting it off, but are still feeling that gentle, but persisting nudge in your heart?  Maybe you’ve even considered leading, but you’re just not sure where to start.  Whatever the case, if you’ve been on the fence, we’re asking you to consider if now is the time that God might be asking you to step out in faith and lead a group of your own.

WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GROUP LEADER? 

  • Know and align yourself with the Good Morning Girls Statement of Belief.
  • Connect with your group {via email, facebook, twitter or text messaging} to keep each other accountable for your quiet times throughout the week.
  • Do your bible study! Set the example for your group by getting in the Word regularly.
  • Pray for your leadership, and for group members regularly. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective!
  • Communicate regularly with your GMG group. They really do look forward to hearing from you, and often times need you to be the one to initiate the contact.
  • Create trust within your group. Maintain a level of necessary confidentiality when needed.
  • Be an encourager!  Accountability is much more effective when someone is cheering you on!
  • Practice humility and honesty. Leader transparency often times encourages members to open up and share their own victories and struggles in their walk with God.
  • Depend on God, seek Him first, and listen to His direction for your group.
  • Use the Good Morning Girls resources available to you! Join the GMG Leadership Group on Facebook to share ideas, ask questions, interact with the GMG team, and learn from other leaders. Also get to know the GMG blog for additional study resources. We are here for you!

 

*As a new leader, you can: 1. Create a group from your own circle of friends and/or family;  2. Communicate with the GMG leadership that you are willing to welcome new members from those who have requested to be placed in groups from the GMG facebook page or blog.

 

Are you willing to dive in and answer the call to lead a Good Morning Girls group?  

Send Angela a message today:

Facebook: Good Morning Girls~ Angela

Email: LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com

 

What an honor it is to learn, grow, and serve alongside you!

 

Only God.

For His glory alone.

 

At His feet,

Whitney

 

We are also excited to announce another translation: Czech

Monika – translated all of our Luke documents into Czech.

Ahoj, jmenuji se Monika a pocházím z Prahy, České republiky. Vyrůstala jsem v ateistické rodině, ve velmi milujícím a laskavém prostředí a já doufám, že předám stejný pocit lásky a bezpečí naší dceři. Svého manžela jsem potkala v roce 2001 a v roce 2004 jsme se vzali. Přivedl mě k Bohu a já jsem moc ráda, že právě on mě mohl v roce 2005 pokřtít. Je to můj nejlepší přítel, nejlepší manžel a nejlepší otec pro naší dceru, která se narodila v roce 2011. Tak toto je mé malé bio v číslech :-D Více můžete najít zde:
www.vlcaci.blogspot.com (blog o našem životě)
www.bibleakava.blogspot.com (blog pouze v češtině, kde se já a moje kamarádka snažíme šířit Boží Slovo)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bible-a-k%C3%A1va/387664174649540

Download:
{Czech} Living Like Jesus Luke eBook
{Czech} Living Like Jesus Luke Reading Plan

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For those interested in joining our {Free} online Bible study here are a few links you might find helpful!

1. Click here to enroll  **(PLEASE do this if you haven’t already… we’d love to know who is studying with us!!)

2. Click here to subscribe

3. Click here and here to find out more information about Good Morning Girls.

4. Leading a GMG group? WE have a leadership group for YOU! Click here to find out more!

5. Looking for our documents in other languages? Click here!

Countdown to Luke ~ Equipping you to lead…

Good Morning Girls!!  We are on the countdown, ladies: just ONE short week away from kicking off our Winter Study Session: Living Like Jesus {Luke 1-8}!  The GMG Facebook page and Message Board are buzzing with all kinds of energy and excitement as we welcome new GMG, answer your questions, and encourage leaders as you prepare!  This week our goal is to keep that excitement building, while equipping you every day with some helpful information as we get ready to dive into God’s Word together!
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Have you ever considered leading a GMG group, but just needed that extra nudge of encouragement?
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Then today’s guest post is for you!  Read on as Shonda, our Leadership Encourager, shares about her experience as a GMG leader, and explains how GMG is in the business of encouraging and equipping GMG just like YOU to become leaders too!
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“Hello, my name is Shonda and I am part of the GMG Leadership Team.  Let me share my story with you.  Two years ago I was pregnant with my second child.  I was craving a Bible study that would help me dig deep into God’s Word and one where I wouldn’t have to leave my house.  I kept seeing Courtney from Women Living Well post about Good Morning Girls.  The day I took a peek was the day they revealed the new study for January- the book of James!  I was intrigued that Courtney said we would be writing out the whole book during the course of the study.  I found a group through the Message Board, and before I knew it, I stumbled upon an opportunity to lead the group!  I have led our group through several Good Morning Girls studies since then.  Though group dynamics are ever changing, the studies have been wonderful, and with God’s help, I feel stronger and more confident about leading these girls with each new GMG study.”

 

{Shonda’s GMG group from the Proverbs 31 study}

 

“God knew I needed Him to help me lead, and God continues to be faithful!  Last year, Angela opened up a Good Morning Girls Leadership Group on Facebook.  I joined, and by the Fall, the leadership group had grown so big, Angela asked me to help lead it!  Wow, I was so amazed at how God kept challenging me to step up in my role as a leader.  So, now I still lead my own GMG group, and I also help the leaders organize their groups and answer questions.  It’s a joy and delight to work with so many awesome women of God.  I have developed some great friendships and grown in my walk with God all because I was willing to take steps of faith.”

 

 

WHAT IS A LEADER?

A leader is someone who is willing to serve.  God can use YOU in a mighty way if you are just open to his calling.  There are so many women who want to study the Bible with Good Morning Girls, but they need a guide.  A leader is not someone who is a Biblical scholar, but someone who is passionate about God.  A leader is interested in the seeking to draw women out and encourage them to pursue God.  A leader is prayerful and sacrificial.  A leader listens to God and is a life-giver.  Does this describe you?  Are you open to step out in faith and lead a group?  If you are unsure, please pray and read about all the ways you do not have to do this alone!  We are a team!

 

 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said,

“Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last,

and the servant of all.”

~Mark 9:35

 

 

BENEFITS OF THE GMG FACEBOOK LEADERSHIP GROUP:

Here’s what our leaders are saying about the GMG Leadership group on Facebook… we know you’ll be encouraged!

 

“The leader’s group is a life saver!  All the helpful hints, getting
the scripture pictures to post ahead of time… AWESOME!! When I led my
first group, I was so nervous, but the support here is tremendous!!!  I think
all active leaders should be in this group! Thank you for this group!!!”  ~Martha

“If it weren’t for this Leader’s Group, I would have given up before I even got started. I like that I can come here at any time and get information, encouragement and answers. Being a part of this group has given me the courage and inspiration to go on.”  ~Cindy

“The leader group has wonderful women to quickly answer any and all
questions I have. It has great ideas and fun tips for your group along
with pictures to post that grab your group members’
attention. My group wouldn’t be nearly as successful if I hadn’t joined the
leadership group.” ~Nikki

“I love all the extra information for leaders, and with your guidance, I really sounded like I knew what I was doing! : ) The ladies in my group were truly moved by the study and it brought us all closer together and most importantly, closer to God.”  ~Lindsay


“This group is kind of a springboard for positive encouragement.  As I
am encouraged here, it bounces to my group and from those individuals on
to others and so on!! I would absolutely recommend this group as a new
leader!!” ~Stephanie

 

WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE LEADER GROUP AND HOW CAN I GET CONNECTED?

There is so much we offer in the Facebook leadership group as you see above, such as prayer, answering questions, special photos to share with your group, encouragement, fun and SO much more!

Get connected today by sending me a message if you are leading a GMG group:

Facebook: Shonda Knowlton

Email: shondaet@gmail.com

 

Seeking Him First, Shonda

 

 

Shonda is a former Kindergarten teacher and now a SAHM mom. She is happy, healthy and loves God with all her heart.

Shonda’s blogs:
The Knowlton Nest
Milk N’ Honey Learn and Grow

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