Steps for New Small Groups
“So, basically, it’s just like facilitating a discussion?” That was the question I heard from a prospective Small Group Leader after we gave them a quick overview of leading.
Starting and leading a Small Group is probably easier than you may have thought.
At Worship Center, our Small Groups have two categories: Community Groups and Focus Groups (that focus on a particular area for a season).
For the most part, our Community Groups are based on discussion questions from the week’s message. Discussion-based learning allows everyone to participate and engage God’s Word with their real life. As Pastor Matt says, “Discussion leads to discovery as we intersect God’s next with our now.” This model also allows the leader to be more of a discussion facilitator rather than a teacher or counselor.
Here are the simple steps to starting your own Group:
1. Fill out the Small Group Leaders Interest Form so we can connect you with training and a Small Groups Team Leader who will support you in your launch.
2. Decide when and where your Group will be (e.g., Tuesday nights at 7pm at our home).
3. Invite a few friends to join your Group (Let us know if you would also like to be featured on the Group Finder for others to join you).
4. Jump in and connect with your Group! Usually, new Groups run seasonally and start when the next Small Groups season starts.
There you have it. For more information on Worship Center Small Groups, check out worshipcenter.org/smallgroups, or contact us directly via email.