You, the small group leader, are doing the real work of the church. You’re carrying the burden of discipleship. You’re the reason we started this!
Leading a small group is a great calling but doing it well doesn’t just happen. Being a good small group leader begins with a genuine, growing relationship with the Lord. We build on that foundation by learning how to effectively use our gifts and how to sharpen our skills in disciple making. To that end, Vertical Small Groups will both encourage you and equip you through practical resources on topics such as: leading a great discussion time, caring for your members when they’re hurting, increasing transparency and vulnerability, and recognizing and celebrating God at work in the members of your group.
We won’t simply be focusing on the how of leading but also the why. Look for topics like: “Why is God’s Word sufficient for our mental, emotional, and spiritual needs?” “Why is vulnerability so important to spiritual growth?”, “Why is mutual ministry a non-negotiable in a small group?”
An invested small group leader is always asking questions to improve their leadership. Our goal is to answer those questions and equip you to be able to share what you’re learning with future leaders.
The goal of all of this is discipleship.
We are all called to be disciple makers (Matthew 28:19-20). It’s about real, lasting transformation that results in increased obedience for the glory of God. It’s not just a change of mind or a change of behavior, but it’s a life change that bears much fruit for the kingdom of God. There is no greater joy in life than to see your faith multiplied into the life of another. So don’t lose heart in your role as a small group leader!
God designed discipleship to work best in community. While the world offers various forms of community, each meeting a basic desire to be known or to fit in, God’s design for community is uncommon and much more powerful. Small groups are uncommon communities applying the truth of God’s Word to everyday life. That’s what we’re after.
Here’s how we’re going to help:
Small Group Leader Training Courses:
Ongoing Leadership Development Resources:
Strong small group leaders are the key to successful discipleship in the church. That’s the reason Vertical Small Groups was created. We look forward to walking with you as you fulfill this great calling – to make disciples!