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How to Lead a Small Group

Anyone can lead a small group at Christ Church.
Here are five basic steps to get started:

1. Get a group together

2. Decide what day/time your group will meet

3. Decide where you will meet

4. Make sure everyone has the materials

5. Utilize the SmallTALK Leadership videos for tips and training.


How do I get a Group Together?

When considering who to invite to your small group, we encourage you to think of your CIRCLE:

YourCIRCLE2CHURCH – Who do you sit with, like to see, or talk to in the lobby when you go to church?

INTERESTS – Who does things you like to do? Running, knitting, gardening, volleyball?

RELATIVES – Who in your extended family might enjoy doing the study with you?

COMMUNITY – Who lives on your left, your right and across? Favorite barista or mailman?

LIFESTYLE – Who do you run into regularly? Soccer sideline, school board meeting, gym…

EMPLOYMENT– Who do you work with that might enjoy doing the study with you?

We encourage you to be bold in asking your friends. It just takes the personal ask for people to say yes.

How Often and Where should we meet?

During a sermon series, small groups are encouraged to meet weekly to follow along with the sermon, reading material and the study questions.

The small group leader can host the meetings at his/her home, work, or somewhere else. The group may decide to rotate homes during the study. Find the best location for your group.

What materials will everyone need?

Church sermon studies typically offer weekly readings, study questions and other helpful small group materials available at each of the campuses. The materials will be supplemented with weekly sermons, faith stories and videos that are in the service and available online.

Some series offer free 5-10 minute teaching videos for the small group leaders that you can use to kick off your small group time.

What happens at a small group meeting?

Most meetings consist of three basic elements:

1. Social gathering time where you might serve a snack and get to know one another.

2. Discussion time where you engage the topic for the week.

3. A time of prayer for each other


Study GUide

Review and Discuss the Sermon With Your Small Group

Dig deeper each week by working through our Sermon Discussion Guide. Find everything you need including sermon notes, videos, and study guides on our sermon page.


RightNow Media

A Free Video Library to Use With Your Small Group

RightNow Media is a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. Simply click the button below, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos for all ages.