Some Thoughts on Leading a Meeting
BE NATURAL Fight the urge to speak in “church terms” or “Christian-ease.” Terms like “get saved” can be expressed in English: “get right with God.” or “do you know for sure that you would go to heaven if you were to die tonight?” etc.
BE ENTHUSIASTIC Be enthusiastic about your Christian walk, about the Fellowship, about the meeting and the speaker. Enthusiasm in your voice and manner influences others and will set a mood of confident expectation for the meeting.
BE POSITIVE Keep your confession in line with the Word of God; speak only those things that will edify the meeting, establish an atmosphere of faith, and expectation. If you can’t think of anything else, quote the promises of God on healing, on prosperity, on Salvation. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
BE IN CONTROL You should have this attitude: I am appointed by God to lead this meeting. An appointment from God ought to be enough authority to maintain control anywhere! If a man gets out of line, stop him. Tell him in love to hold it down, to soften it, etc. Don’t let an off base man turn others off.
BE ORGANIZED Prepare an agenda, pray over it, and spend some time in prayer praying in the Spirit ,asking the Lord’s guidance, stay alert to the Holy Spirit, pray in the Spirit, continually asking the Lord “What’s next?” If you don’t hear specifically from the Holy Spirit then follow your agenda. You may have had a heavy work schedule; an upset customer, and you may not be able to hear what He is saying. Be prepared, consult with other Godly leaders, be open and be consistent. New men coming to the meeting expect to hear a businessman not a preacher, not a super spiritual experience that has no earthly significance; let’s meet men where they are.
Responsibilities of Emcees (Master of Ceremonies)
To lead the meeting under the headship of the Holy Spirit’
To have arranged for the Speaker and shared the guidelines for speaking with the Speaker
To come prepared for both practical and spiritual, have a written agenda and be prayed-up.
Be prepared to lead men to Jesus Christ.
Be prepared to minister in the gifts of the Holy Spirit: healing, word of knowledge, etc.
Look professional. Stand up straight, dress appropriately, look the men in the eyes, be alert and relaxed.
If you are a chapter leader then you need to dress appropriately when leading a chapter meeting.
Chapter President’s Responsibilities
Committed and determined to see men born again. Be passionate to this call.
Training of emcees and chapter officers.
Encourage and inspire chapter leaders to a greater relationship with God.
Develop leadership qualities
Identify you men’s gifts and help them to develop those gifts.
Personally attend a majority of chapter meetings
Support and assist emcee’s during the luncheon.
Replace emcee if he is not functioning properly in his duties
Personally emcee at least one luncheon a month
Oversee the chapter finances.