Small Groups

Small Groups exist to help people develop relationships with God and others, promoting spiritual growth and maturity through the development of significant Christian relationships centered on the study and application of God’s Word.

Off-Campus Groups 

Five Reasons to Join a Small Group

  1. You will understand the Bible better through group discussion, applying what you learn to your own personal situations.
  2. You will develop close relationships with others who will walk beside you in life’s journey.
  3. You will be encouraged knowing that others in the group will be praying for you.
  4. You will get support for the challenging times of life, from people who really care about you.
  5. You will belong to a community of people who strive to live out Acts 2:42-47.

Lead a Small Group

What does it take to be a Small Group Leader?

A small group leader is someone who has a desire to meet together with a few friends, neighbors, or co-workers in a small group setting to learn more about applying God's Word to everyday life and doing "life together" with them.

To be a small group leader, you simply have to have a heart for people you know; be open to meeting in your home or at a neutral location; have a servant attitude toward others; and be teachable and growing in your faith. If you fulfill these four areas, you are on your way to becoming a small group leader!

Questions People Ask About Being a Small Group Leader

Do I need to be a "Bible Expert" to be a small group leader? 
Definitely not! The most important thing you need is a desire to serve the members of your group and a desire to grow in your own personal relationship with Jesus. The key role of a Small Group Leader is to help facilitate the discussion of the group.

What training is required to be a small group leader?  
All small group leaders must first participate in the small group leader training, which is scheduled every month or online. Also, other training events throughout the year will be available online or at one of our campuses that will help you become the best small group leader possible. Along with all this training, you will have a designated community leader who will help you each step of the way!

What are the requirements to be a small group leader at Grace Church?
A small group leader must:

  • have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior;
  • have been (or is in the process of being) baptized by immersion;
  • be (or will become) a member of Grace Church (within three months);
  • complete the Small Group Leader Application;
  • complete the initial Small Group Leadership Training;
  • complete a Small Group Leader Interview with the Pastor of Small Groups; and
  • be able to answer that there are no current problems with the following areas:
    • habitual struggles or moral issues (drugs, alcohol, cohabitation, etc.) that would bring shame on the name of Jesus or Grace Church
    • marital struggles (i.e., infidelity, separation, divorce in process, etc.)

Get Started

Ready to get started?

  1. Complete a Small Group Leader Application.
  2. Go to a Small Group Leader Interview.
  3. Watch the Small Group Leader Online Training Videos. (You will receive these links at your interview.)

Questions: Contact Brian at or 952-224-3031.