Lead or host a group
Lead or Host
Because Community Groups and Collectives are where our congregants are most known and cared for in community, we are always seeking new leaders and hosts. If you are interested in leading but are not sure what to expect please see below for more information.
Requirements to lead
Community Group and Collective leaders should be regular Redeemer attenders who exhibit a passion for God, a compassion for people and a teachable spirit. While prior experience in leading a small group is helpful, it is not a prerequisite.
All leaders will need to attend New Leader Basics Training, a vision and skills training program. If you have taken the course in the past, you will not need to take it again.
If you'd like to lead a group long term, you'll be asked to pursue church membership.
While a co-leader is not required, it is strongly encouraged in order to share leadership responsibilities with. We’ve found that co-leaders generally work best together when there is already an existing relationship between them, so we ask that leaders find their own co-leaders. Some people you might want to consider co-leading with are significant others, friends or members of your current Community Group or Collective.
Curricula, members, and affiliation
Groups will use weekly study guides corresponding with the Sunday Scripture passages. These guides will be available for download prior to the Sunday that the sermon will be preached.
Your group will be affiliated with the congregation that you are affiliated with. A member of our Formation Team will be assigned to you as your support staff to provide pastoral care, pray for you and your group, and serve as a resource as you lead your group.
Hosts are key members of a Community Group or a Collective that provide a warm and inviting environment for groups to gather weekly.
We ask that leaders find their own hosts or that they host at their own locations. Some groups have been able to meet regularly at work offices and quiet public atriums.
New Leader Basics Training is offered twice a year and is required of all new leaders of Community Groups and Collectives. This class is also open to regular members of Community Groups and Collectives with interest in leading.
New Leader Basics begins with an orientation to the Redeemer Community Group and Collective vision: To grow as disciples of Jesus by cultivating our relationship with God and friendship with others and expectations of a group leader. Training then continues with an introduction to the five elements of a group meeting and practical techniques for leading inside the group time and outside of the group time. There will be time to get to know other rising leaders, actively learn and discuss questions.
Questions about this training can be directed to [email protected].
- Sunday, August 21, 2022, 11-12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m.