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.
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.
What are the expectations of a Community Group Leader? Learn more here.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for your next Community Group study? Check out these Bible and topical studies recommended for Community Groups by your Coaching Team.
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.
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.