Leading a Small Group

What Does It Take To Be A Small Group Leader?


A Small Group leader is someone who has a desire to meet together with a few friends, neighbors, or co-workers in a small group setting to learn more about applying God's Word to everyday life, and learning to "do life together" with a small group of friends.

In order to be a Small Group leader you simply have to have a heart for people you know; be open to meeting in your home or at a neutral location; have a servant attitude toward others; and be teachable and growing in your faith. If you fulfill these four areas, you are on your way to becoming a small group leader!

Questions People Ask About Being a Small Group Leader: 

Do I need to be a "Bible Expert" to be a Small Group leader?
Definitely not! The most important thing you need is a desire to serve the members of your group, and a desire to grow in your own personal relationship with Jesus. The key role of a Small Group leader is to help facilitate the discussion of the group.

What training is required to be a Small Group Leader? 
All Small Group Leaders must first participate in the Small Group training, which is scheduled every month or online. Also, other training events throughout the year will be available online and on campus that will help you be the best Small Group leader possible. Along with all this training, you will have a designated Community Leader who will help you each step of the way!

What are the requirements to be a Small Group leader at Grace Church?

A Small Group leader must:
  • Have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior.
  • Be in the process, or have been baptized by immersion.
  • Be, or will become a member of Grace Church (within 3 months).
  • Complete the Small Group Leader Application.
  • Complete the initial Small Group leadership training.
  • Be able to answer that there are no problems with the following areas:
    • Current habitual struggles or moral issues (drugs, alcohol, cohabitation, etc.) that would bring shame on the name of Jesus or on Grace Church.
    • There must not be any current marital struggles (i.e. infidelity, separation, divorce in process, etc.)
  • Complete a Small Group Leader Interview with the Pastor of Small Groups

Ready to get started?

  1. Complete a Small Group Leader Application 
  2. Register for a Small Group Leader Training or contact Susan at susan.larson@grace.church or 952-224-3031.
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