Small Group Leadership Collection

Level Up Your Leadership

From new to seasoned small group leaders, everyone has room to grow in leadership. It can be challenging to engage with real people in different contexts.

We’ve got tools that can help you sharpen your skills, as you’re gathering a group, leading your group to meet God together, and equipping your small group to reach out to include others. 

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We have ready-made Bible Study guides for seekers as well as topical studies. See featured Bible Study guides.

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Accelerated  Resources

These resources have been tested and approved by InterVarsity’s National Strategy & Innovation team for campus ministry. See all Small Group resources.

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Training Courses

Getting Started

Discerning what God is doing in each lifecycle of a small group—beginning, middle, and end—and following God into that rhythm is crucial in establishing rhythms of community. This resource will help you know what to expect in each stage and how to prepare.
Prayer walks are a great way to encounter God on campus and explore what God's doing there. Prayer walks help us step out of what's familiar and embrace a posture of curiosity, humility, and expectancy. This resource will help you lead a prayer walk.

Meeting God Together

Spending time as a small group in inductive Bible study is a key way to encounter Jesus together. This resource will walk you through the steps of leading a time of inductive Bible study with your small group.
While there are many ways for a small group to encounter Jesus together, listening prayer is one way to grow our intimacy and dependency on God. This resource will teach you the steps to leading listening prayer with your small group and give you practical prayer prompts to use.
God has granted you and the people in your small group overlapping connections to common friends, social networks, academic departments, and people you see regularly. This resource will help you explore these shared social networks and encounter God together to discern what to do next.
Conflict is complex and a normal part of life. If you have conflict in your small group, it’s a good sign that your group is safe enough to have tension. Conflict, when addressed and resolved, grows the small group closer and healthier, as well as helps everyone in the group mature in emotional and spiritual health. This will help that process.

Reaching Out

Inviting your friends to follow Jesus is the one of the most significant things you can do to see decisions of faith on your campus. Use this resource to help you explain the gospel and invite a response.
If you want to take the next step in making your community more welcoming and inclusive towards the LGBTQ+/SSA community, try this 3x3 tool. It includes 3 important things to know, 3 common mistakes to avoid, and 3 ideas to try.