Saying yes to leading a small group is a risk. But it’s also an adventure, and this course will help you take the first step! As you lead, you’ll discover a life-giving community and growing love for Scripture.
You can create a Bible study that will help your friends meet God. Learn how to craft an inductive Bible study that will change lives.
A crucial part of being a small group leader is leading discussions—on everything from Scripture to where to go eat as a group. This course will equip you to lead discussions where people learn to listen and go deep together.
Safe and encouraging, challenging and supporting us as we all grow together in Christ—authentic community is a beautiful thing. Discover how you can help form this kind of community on your campus!
God also designed us to grow closer to him through community! This course will help equip you to lead others together into beautifully intimate moments with God.
You have the opportunity to raise up other leaders, so more people can experience God’s transforming presence! This course will help you extend the invitation to others.
Understand how the Holy Spirit calls small groups, through core practices like Bible study and prayer, to be on mission together. Learn three basic strands for missional life on campus and beyond. And make a plan to lead your group in mission.
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.
This worksheet will walk you through the steps of finding apprentices, mentoring them, and creating a roadmap for small group leadership development.
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.
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.
This resource will help you and your small group develop a welcoming, safe, and hospitable environment where strangers can become friends, and even family to one another.
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.
This short Bible study on Matthew 9:35-38 can help you and other interested students discern God's invitation and think through your connections on campus.