Spiritual Disciplines for Small Groups

Spiritual Disciplines for Small Groups

Take your group deeper by practicing together.

In order to see real spiritual growth, we must be intentional and disciplined. Help your small group take the next step together by incorporating spiritual disciplines into your group meeting. This resource will give you practical tools to get your group started with disciplines like lectio divina, fasting, confession, and attentive listening.

For a sample from this resource, read "Incorporate Confession in Your Small Group."

How to Use this Resource

Disciplines to Try

The Basics of Group Spiritual Disciplines
Are you open to something new in your small group?
By Trevor Lee

What Is Contemplative Prayer?
Understanding the practice and purpose of an ancient method of prayer
By Adele Calhoun

What Is Lectio Divina?
Discover the steps to this ancient Scripture reading practice.
By Adele Calhoun

Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer in Small Groups
How to incorporate these two countercultural disciplines
Interview with Adele Calhoun

Creative Ways to Praise God in Your Small Group
Worship together through prayer and song.
By Rick Lowry

The Discipline of Fasting
Spiritual guidelines for giving up things for a time
By Bob Coy

Incorporate Confession in Your Small Group
The effort and potential awkwardness are worth it.
By Andrew Wheeler

Community as a Discipline
You may be overlooking a spiritual discipline right in front of you.
By Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Discipline of Truly Listening
How to incorporate the discipline of attentive listening in your group
By Diana Curren Bennet

Get Started

Getting Started with Spiritual Disciplines
Introduce your group to the idea of group spiritual growth.
By M. Scott Boren

Overcome Common Obstacles of Spiritual Disciplines
Set the stage for success.
By Seth Widner


Total number of pages - 35

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your local church.

  • Acrobat PDF Document
  • SMG-BSG078-D