What is groupleaders.org?
We designed groupleaders.org to help you to lead a group well. We want to equip you to become a source of encouragement and hospitality for your group members as they become a source of accountability, belonging, and care for one another. And that means groupleaders.org is focused on supporting your growth as a leader and follower of Jesus.
First, groupleaders.org is a leader training site. We’re continually creating training resources that provide you with the nuts and bolts of group leadership. The trainings are specifically designed to show you what you can do to lead well, while also explaining why those actions are important.
Best of all, the training is always there when you need it. You can explore the content on your own, with a church staff member, or with other group leaders.
Second, groupleaders.org provides you with a variety of studies and other resources that help you answer one of the most challenging questions group leaders face: What should my group study next?
And those studies and resources aren’t just a collection of discussion materials. Jumping from one Bible study to the next isn’t the best way to help your group members grow. Instead, it’s important to mix study with opportunities to connect relationally and just have fun. Groupleaders.org includes resources for creating a rhythm to your group meetings that emphasizes relational connection and spiritual growth because that’s the best way to help your group members take the next best step in their spiritual journey.
Finally, groupleaders.org offers monthly articles with seasonally approprite ideas for things you can do and think about in order to create opportunities for you and your group members to grow.
So, welcome to groupleaders.org! Feel free to explore what’s available to you. If you’re new to group leadership, we recommend you begin by selecting “I’m New” at the top right of this page.
Statement of Faith
To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
To create environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
What We Believe
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.