All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Persons who design and lead public worship understand how their decisions and actions have the power to form and transform a people of God. Persons responsible for designing and leading your church's small groups have sometimes been less clear about their role in forming and transforming God's people.
Hawkins identifies the various roles that small group leaders are called to fill and helps leaders identify when each role is appropriate and how to effectively carry out the role.