Leading a Group

To lead their group well, Community Group Leaders are expected to...

  • Intentionally develop relationships with group members
  • Prepare for and execute the group meeting (often through delegation)
  • Pray for group members between meetings
  • Provide and coordinate pastoral/shepherding care
  • Regularly evaluate your group and leadership

Below are some critical resources to aid the leadership of your group. As always, contact your Coach with any questions.

All-Church study

Beginning the weekend of September 7, we will be launching a four week all-church study called Love Your Neighbor. Find all the resources you need here

All leader Training

Twice a year, we host live leader training, which is required for all of our Leaders and recommended for all Apprentices. Learn more and register here

Quick Start Guide

What are the expectations of a Community Group Leader? Learn more here

Checklist for leading a meeting

We have created a brief checklist to help you lead your group meeting. Click here or ask your coach for a hard copy (also available at the Community Groups counter at the St. Charles campus), which includes the 3 Gs of providing care in your group. 

First four meeting agendas

The first four meetings of your group are often the most important way to get your group off to a strong start. Click here for the pdf version of this resource. These resources are also available for download from our online training platform

group covenant

Groups who develop a written covenant are better able to stay on course, clearly explain the purpose of their group to newcomers and to hold members accountable for healthy group behavior. Click here for a sample group covenant, and ask your Coach if you have any questions on creating or upholding your group covenant. 

recommended studies library

Looking for your next Community Group study? Check out these Bible and topical studies recommended for Community Groups by your Coaching Team.

Online leader Training

We have created a library of required and optional training courses online for your training and reference. It includes group basics like the mission and vision of Community Groups, how to facilitate a group meeting, and how to start your first four meetings well. It also includes optional courses on topics such as Apprentice Leadership, conflict, and multiplication. Click here to visit our online training platform

leader spiritual health resources

We place a high value on the spiritual health of Community Group Leaders. Click here to learn about retreats, trainings, books, and other resources to help strengthen your own spiritual health.