Who can lead a small group?

Who can lead a small group?  Who should lead a small group?  What does small group leadership look like at McLane Church?

At McLane, small groups are led by facilitators who are engaged in the 4 environments of:




Heart (personal prayer and Bible study)

A small group facilitator is a person who is growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ and seeking to live behind His leadership in their daily lives.

A small group leader possesses the character qualities of being:

  • Faithful:  committed, steadfast, trustworthy, dependable
  • Available:  able to give of time and energies, aligning life-commitments to pursuing Christ and serving others
  • Submitted:  yielded to Christ by pursuing His plan and purposes for my life, through scripture, fellow believers and the experiences of my life
  • Teachable:  learning and open, understanding that their leadership heart and skills need supported, informed and envisioned on a regular basis

Being a small group leader - or trying to become a small group leader - is a character forming endeavor.  These character traits are worth having and take effort to maintain.

Jesus knew that to "Go and make disciples of all nations" would form our character.  The mission of influencing a small group of people toward Christ grows our hearts, skills and priorities behind His lead.

This missional alignment behind Christ is what forms the heart of a small group leader.