The Benefits of Encouragement for Your Group

Here is a list from Mac Lake about encouragement. These are seven benefits you can see if you take the time to specifically encourage the people in your small group.
  1. It helps them see the work God is doing in or through their life.
  2. It motivates them to continual improvement.
  3. It enhances their confidence and courage.
  4. It expands their vision. When they know the progress they’ve made has been recognized and appreciated it causes them to dream bigger.
  5. It validates their giftedness. Most people struggle with clarity in the area of their giftedness. A specific word of encouragement can help bring needed confirmation.
  6. It creates relational bonds between the leader and follower.
  7. It teaches them to encourage others.