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Self-Disclosure is Important

We looked at four steps that help us develop authentic relationships. The first step to developing authentic relationships is to know and be known.Simply stated, to walk the path of knowing and being known, we must walk through the gateway of self-disclosure.
Self-disclosure? Yes! If vulnerability doesn’t emerge with increased frequency, you can’t love, serve, admonish, or celebrate one another in community.

As leaders, it’s important that we share our struggles, disappointments, and trials with our group. If we can’t, we can’t have authentic relationships. This means that we, as leaders, must lead by being more vulnerable. We model that we trust our group members and that we aren’t perfect. In doing so, this will encourage them to do the same.
There are four ways to promote self-disclosure in your group.

  1. Relational Risk Taking: Sharing secrets with the group that haven’t been shared with anyone else.
  1. Confidentiality: What is shared in a group stays in the group, unless permission is granted otherwise.
  1. Icebreakers: Icebreakers often elicit self-description-information that communicates "Here are some headlines about me and my life".
  1. Storytelling: This might be stories about a faith journey, family background, or a testimony of God’s faithfulness through a difficult situation.

There are no CPR Group meetings during the month of July.

Mark your Calendar! On July 27th, we will have a CPR Leader Meeting. This meeting is for all current and potential CPR group leaders. The meeting will be at LTC from 6:30-8 PM. Children can participate in the children’s program during this meeting.

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