Group LEADERS

Small Groups Leadership Guide

• What materials/curriculum are available to Small Group leaders?
There are a huge variety of small group materials, and that can be overwhelming.  Your Team Life leader will be happy to assist you with selecting and acquiring the materials you need, and when you complete the Small Group Leader form, you may request help with ordering your materials.  You may also pick from a huge variety of small group media on Right Now Media.

• How do I promote my group or get people to join?

People love to be personally invited to a small group, and it's by far the most effective way to get people to attend your group. We encourage you to personally invite anyone that God puts on your mind or heart that you believe would enjoy the experience.  In addition to this, each Small Group will be listed on our Small Groups website to help make sure that your group is discoverable online.

• How do I list my small group with Heritage?
The easiest way is to text the word LEAD to 229-252-7950.  This will get you started with everything you need.

• Where do I host my group?
Small Groups are welcome to meet on the church campus or off campus, but space is limited.  Hosting at your home is a great way to put some people at ease, while others prefer a more structured location.  If you'd like to meet on campus, you may request a location by filling out the Small Group Leader form.

• Is Childcare available for my group?
Childcare is available by request on Sunday evenings and Wednesdays evenings from
5:30pm to 8:00pm.  When you complete the Small Group Leader form, you may request childcare for your group at one of these designated times.

• What training do I need?
Good news!  Pastor Brad is offering Small Group training during his messages for the entire month of January. You can access his sermons here.  In addition to this, each small group leader will be sent a leader guide.

• How do I need to report small group attendance?
Alicia Horkan will be in touch with you to assist with keeping up with attendance.

• Where do I turn for help if I need it?
We have Small Group resources available to you on the website. Specifically, we recommend you be familiar with the Care Guide.  But as far as a contact, your Team Life leader would love to help you.  You can also reach out to us via text at any time and a leader will respond to you promptly. Text us at 229-252-7950.

• What should I do in a crisis?
You're not alone in this!  A Team Life leader would love to help you and make sure you feel supported.  Please also consider reaching out to us via text at any time and a leader will respond to you promptly. Text us at 229-252-7950.

• How should I end our group?
We encourage each group member to evaluate where they are in their relationship with God and to identify where God is leading them as their next step. This form will help you walk each person through finding that next step.  Additionally, we recommend that each person attend Discover Heritage if they haven't already done so.