Learning Objectives

Small groups—when done right with a firm foundation of biblical truth and relational trust—can be life-changing! we hope that this course will help you see what an awesome, transformational gift leading a small group can be for others and you.

  • Understand the key functions of a thriving small group

  • Catch the vision for leading life-changing small groups

  • Learn the skills and steps needed to run an ongoing small group

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 45 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back on and 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!

  • Course Worksheet (fillable pdf)

    This course's key worksheet is the Small Group Development Plan. We recommend printing it out (or opening it on your computer: it’s a fillable PDF!), so you can refer to it as you go.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Communities Encountering Jesus

    • Inspired to Lead

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: A Vision for a Transformational Small Group

    • Lesson 1: Why Small Groups?

    • Lesson 2: What Small Groups Are and Aren’t

    • Lesson 3: Community on a Journey—The Stages of a Small Group

    • Check for Understanding (Quiz)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Growing as a Leader

    • Lesson 1: Personal Development as a Leader

    • Lesson 2: The Different Facets of Your Role

    • Lesson 3: Overcoming Challenges, Embracing Failure, Celebrating Successes

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Small Group Resources from Start to Finish

    • Lesson 1: Small Group Development Plan

    • Lesson 2: All the Rest

  • 5

    Chapter 5: 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.