Learning Objectives

As you prepare to lead, are you hoping to refresh your skills? This course will help you rekindle your excitement for leading and sharpen your your abilities so that you can lead a transformational small group. Let's go!

  • Refresh your small group leadership skills

  • Strengthen your spiritual habits for this next season of ministry

  • Reinvigorate your ability to communicate a compelling vision for your small group and invite people to join

  • Deepen your capacity to form your small group into a witnessing community

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: We All Need Sharpening

    • Sharpen Your Skills

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Remember Our First Love

    • Lesson 1: Fall Back in Love

    • Lesson 2: Loving to Lead

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Start with Why

    • Lesson 1: Why Before How

    • Lesson 2: Talking About Your Why

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Steward Your Relationships

    • Lesson 1: Who Is My Neighbor?

    • Lesson 2: Network Maps as Prayer Guides

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Power Tools for Building Witnessing Communities

    • Lesson 1: A Small Group Is So Much More

    • Lesson 2: Building Community Through Tradition and Experimentation

    • Lesson 3: Building Community Through Bible Study

    • Lesson 4: 7 Discussion Roadblocks and How to Address Them

  • 6


    • 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.


Sharpening Your Small Group Leadership Skills Quicksheet

(3-page pdf)

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



Spiritual Practices Handout
(Ministry Library page)

Practices include: Solitude, Silence, Fasting, Frugality, Secrecy, Study, Worship, Service, Prayer, Confession 

Inviting God into Shared Networks

(Ministry Library page)

This short guide will walk you through how to create a network map and how to use it.