Our Small Groups serve to connect people in the church to one another. If you're interested in leading a group, please keep reading to find out more about how you can be a part of our small group ministry.
Our suggested group size is 8-12 people, and groups are for adult men, women, or married couples. Groups are further divided by stage of life, such as Young Adults (ages 18-29), Singles, Married, Empy Nesters, and Single Parents. We also give people the option of selecting a group by location, so that no matter where people live, they can find a group nearby.
What Does a Small Group Meeting Look Like?
Each leader is provided with a weekly leader's guide, as well as a short video. Groups should meet in a location where a video can be shown with minimal outside distraction, like a home, because the video is an important part of each session. The Small Group meeting begins with a 5-10 minute devotional shared by the group leader based on the sermon or sermon series that is taught on Sundays. After the brief devotional, the leader will show the video and then use the provided questions to encourage thoughtful discussion on the material. The group concludes with a brief prayer and lasts about 60-90 minutes.
How Will People Join My Small Group?
The best way to build a group is to invite people you know to be a part of it. That’s why it will be important to have a date, time, and location set for your first meeting as soon as you apply to lead a Small Group, so that when prospective members approach you, you can give them your meeting information. We will also list your group information on www.col.tv so that people who may not know anyone in the church can find a group based on meeting time, location, and stage of life.
Requirements to Lead a Small Group
- Maintain active membership on the Dream Team by serving in a ministry at City of Life
- Meet with your group weekly for 8 weeks.
- Follow the leader's guide as you lead each session.
- Use the group management website to report attendance and communicate with your group members.