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Examples Calls for Week 2: "Your Story/Questions"

Below are a few examples of how different leaders handle the challenges of Week 2 as the couples share their stories. We have recently added an outline for them to follow as well as a video of a mentor couple sharing their story in this format. However, it's still difficult at best to have couples wrap up in a timely fashion so that the call doesn't go on forever.



An Example for Each Week

These are call selected as examples for each week's lesson.  If you are feeling down or uncertain about leading a specific week's call, listen to it below so you are familiar with the way it may go. If you are preparing to lead your first group,  we suggest listening to all of them.



An Example of a Group Leader Substitute

A leader has to suddenly drop out of her course after the eleventh call.  We are forced to get a substitute for the final 2 calls.  That would be a challenging task for most of us, but Rhonda did an excellent job of owning the call, showing confidence in her ability to lead the call, and introducing herself with a brief story of where she came from.  She ended the call in the same fashion and showed much compassion.  This snippet is just her introduction and closing as an example of how to step into another leader's group when it may be necessary. Please see Group Leader FAQ's for an example of an overview to give the substitute.  



An Example of Truth in Love gone bad

A participant is obviously not prepared for the call and it seems he never opened his book. It's Truth in Love Week. Listen to how he rambles. Imagine yourself in the leader's position. What would you do? Consider your options in case you find yourself in this position. This audio is just snippets of the call where this individual shared and when the group leader spoke - it is not the entire call.  



An Example of Someone Breaking Group Rules and Taking Over

A participant is triggered by another's comment (around 48:00) and the leader struggles to get back in control. (until around 01:15:00)  


View the real time Leader Community Comments following this call where the leader reached out for help, received feedback, and took action to repair relationships. This is a great example of how we learn. This leader is now more experienced and capable to handle difficult situations, as well as the other leaders in the community.