Coaching Small-Group Leaders

Coaching Small-Group Leaders

Practical advice for those who train, support, and encourage small-group leaders

Small-group leaders play a vital role in the discipleship process of many churches by teaching, supporting, and even confronting the members of their groups. But who teaches, supports, and confronts the group leaders? That is largely the role of small-group coaches. This downloadable resource can help focus and strengthen your church's coaching ministry. And if your church doesn't support small-group leaders with coaches yet, this resource can help you get started today.

Why Coaching?
Supporting and equipping leaders is part of God's dream and purpose for the church.
Ephesians 4:11–12

Introduction to a Coaching Model
An overview of a coach's four areas of responsibility.
1 Peter 5:1–4

Six Coaching Questions
Get to know this practical structure for effective coaching conversations
1 Timothy 4:15–16

Coaching Basics

Building Relationships with Group Leaders
Exploring your most important role as a small-groups coach.
Romans 12:9–13

Equipping Small-Group Leaders
Three questions that will help you provide what leaders really need.
Hebrews 13:20–21

Serving Small-Group Leaders
Learn the difference between "helping" and "doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Recruiting New Small-Group Leaders
The secrets to finding the right people, making the ask, and closing the deal.
1 Corinthians 12:27

Going Deeper

The Coach's Spiritual Journey
Helping others grow spiritually starts at your own relationship with God.
Philippians 3:12–14

Checking a Leader's RPMS
Assisting your leaders' relational, physical, mental, and spiritual development.
Luke 2:52

How to Lead a Meeting of Group Leaders
Practical advice for training and supporting your leadership team.
Ecclesiastes 4:9–12

Guidelines for Speaking the Truth in Love
Practical advice for your most difficult conversations.
Ephesians 4:14–16

Resources - Further Exploration

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Four Things Small Groups Can Learn from House Churches
Four Things Small Groups Can Learn from House Churches
What exactly is the difference between a house church and a small group?
Group Discipleship Strategies
Group Discipleship Strategies
Holistic discipleship in small groups is possible.
Unlock Spiritual Gifts
Unlock Spiritual Gifts
Help your group members discover and use their spiritual gifts.
Call Out the Spiritual Gifts in Your Group Members
Call Out the Spiritual Gifts in Your Group Members
Recognize your group members' gifts in both direct and indirect ways
Shepherd New Believers
Shepherd New Believers
Learn what you can do to steer new believers in your group toward growth.
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.