Best Church Practices: Small-Group Covenants

Best Church Practices: Small-Group Covenants

Use these sample forms or adapt them for the specific needs of your group.

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Small-group covenants are an important part of community ministry. They help group members understand exactly what will happen in the life of a group, and they provide a tangible symbol of commitment to the group's core values and standards of behavior.

But they can be annoying to write up. That's why we've assembled eight different sample covenants in this Best Church Practices resource. As a group leader, you can choose the one that best fits your group and adapt it to your specific needs. And if you're a pastor or small-groups ministry director, you can give that opportunity to every group leader in your church.

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By Sam O'Neal

Small-Group Covenants

Basic Covenant (Fill in the blank)
Source: Sheila Ely

Basic Covenant #2
Source: Mark Ingmire

Basic Covenant with Church Logo
Source: Hope Church, Mason, OH

Basic Covenant with Border
Source: Diana Bennett

Group Covenant as Curriculum Insert
Source: LifeWay Resources

Specialty Group Covenant
Source: Diana Bennett

House Church Covenant
Source: Eddy Hall

Small-Group Agreement
Source: Freedom Church, Lebanon, IN

  • Word Document
  • SMG-BSG048-D