Learning Objectives

This course will guide you in incorporating core activities like evangelism, missional service, and planting new ministries into your small group.  

  • Understand how the Holy Spirit calls small groups, through core practices like Bible study and prayer, to be on mission together

  • Make calls to faith, learn network mapping, and discern service

  • Make a plan to lead your group in mission

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: Serving the Campus

    • On Mission Together

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Community on Mission

    • Lesson 1: Sent on Mission

    • Lesson 2: What it Looks Like

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Skills for the Mission

    • Lesson 1: The Three Strands of Missional Life

    • Lesson 2: Evangelism

    • Lesson 3: Missional Service

    • Lesson 4: Planting

    • Lesson 5: A Moment of Discernment

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Sent to Heal

    • 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.



On Mission as a Small Group Quicksheet

(3-page pdf)

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

Leadership Development Plan (fillable)

(2-page fillable pdf)

This worksheet will walk you through the steps of finding apprentices, mentoring them, and creating a roadmap for small group leadership development.


Justice Bible Studies

(Ministry Library page)

This series is intended to be a foundational resource that propels participants towards a life-long pursuit of justice that is grounded in Jesus.

Self-Care Outreach Bible Studies

(Ministry Library page)

This four-session series will invite your community to explore their level of self-care (body, soul, relationships), and consider Jesus’ invitation for true rest, joy, and peace found in him.

Small Group Invitation to Faith

(2-page pdf)

This resource will help any student, staff person, or faculty member explain the gospel and invite response.


Intimacy and Mission 2x2

(png image)

Infographic of what a small group in terms of differing emphasis on intimacy and mission.

The Big Story Gospel Summary Video

(Video on Ministry Library)

The Big Story is a gospel presentation tool designed to lead others to make a decision for Jesus Christ and join his mission to heal the world.  

(ifesworld.org site)

IFES is a movement of students sharing and living out the good news of Jesus Christ. Locally. Nationally. Globally.

Justice Programs

(Justice Programs site)

Explore U.S. Justice Programs, International Justice Programs, and Ecological Discipleship.
Global Programs

(Global Programs site)

A Global Program is a short-term, international missions experience.