Learning Objectives

This course will help equip you to lead the members of your small group into prayerful, worshipful moments. And through these experiences, we long to see people drawn closer to Jesus and to each other.

  • Learn how to help your group grow deeper together in intimacy with God

  • Develop a plan to incorporate prayer and worship spiritual practices into the life of your small group

  • Gain tried-and-tested prayer and worship practices that you can explore in your group

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you've taken it.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Going Deeper With God and Others

    • Encountering God Together

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

    • What Does Cultivating Intimacy Look Like?

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Communal Prayer & Worship

    • Lesson 1: What Is Prayer?

    • Lesson 2: Praying in a Group

    • Lesson 3: What is Worship?

    • Lesson 4: Worshiping in a Group

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

    • Lesson 5: Next Steps

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use/adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.



Cultivating Intimacy with God Together Quicksheet

(3-page pdf)

Summary of the course in a quick, 3-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!

Small Group Development Plan (fillable)

(2-page fillable pdf)

Fill out the worksheet online or print it out as you go through the course.


Prayer Walk Guide

(Ministry Library page)

Prayer walks are a great way to encounter God on campus and explore what God's doing there. This resource will help you lead a prayer walk.

Responding with Lament
(1-page pdf)

Learn what lament is, why we lament, and how to write your own psalm of lament.

Intercession Prayer Meeting Outline

(1-page pdf)

This outlines an intercessory prayer meeting for agroup of 3-20 people that lasts around one hour.

Intercession Topics

(Ministry Library page)

Discover prompts for intersessory prayer each day of the week.

Prayer Ministry Resource
(Ministry Library page)

Learn how to do prayer ministry with this guide.

Engaging in Confession Prayer
(Ministry Library page)

Practice confession prayer using this guide.

Listening Prayer Prompts

(1-page pdf)

Use some pre-written listening prayer prompts to get started.


A Guidebook to Prayer by MaryKate Morse


This guidebook is designed to move you from lamenting over prayerlessness to the joy of praying.

The Worship Playlist - InterVarsity USA

(Spotify Playlist)

Enjoy this curated playlist for musical worship expressed through multiple cultures, languages, and styles!

Fasting Podcast

(mp3 audio)

Listen to this 26-minute seminar on the practice of fasting.