It is simple. The moment you stop inviting people, your group will stop growing.
As a friendly reminder, call, text, or e-mail the day before your group meets.
People are not thinking about B-Group as much as you are, so a weekly reminder to those in your group will always be appreciated.
Provide food or snacks (if applicable).
As the semester goes on, people in your group may also want to be involved in preparing refreshments.
Create an inviting environment.
If you meet at a home, make sure the porch lights are on. If you meet at a coffee shop or restaurant, arrive early and reserve an area for your group.
Spiritually prepare the environment by praying, welcoming the presence of the Holy Spirit, and asking God to draw people to your B-Group and to work in their hearts.
Allow time for group discussion. Avoid doing all of the talking. A good guideline is the 70-30 rule. Approximately 70 percent of the speaking should come from the members and 30 percent from the leader.
Keep the discussion positive. Carefully lead the conversation back to the topic when people go off on tangents. When sensitive issues or complex issues arise, follow up one-on-one after the meeting.
Steer the discussion in a direction where everyone can participate. Remember that some people may not grasp phrases that are common to many of us (spiritual warfare, washed in the blood, etc.).
Be prepared to change the direction of the meeting if needed. The primary goal is to create an environment where people feel loved and accepted.
Men should minister to men and women to women. Couples may minister to couples and to singles.