Women's Small Group Leader Training
Reaching the hearts and lives of women for Christ

Thank you for being willing to serve the ladies at Faith Church!  The following resources are made available to train and prepare Small Group leaders to lead their Small Groups effectively.

Small Group Leader Qualifications

Small Group Leaders for Faith Church Women's Ministry must be:

  • A member of Faith Church who has served faithfully under a Key Leader for at least a year with a recommendation of the Key Leader in their current area of service
  • A mature believer who has demonstrated consistent growth and is not a novice in the faith
  • Committed to the sufficiency and authority of Scripture and the application of Biblical Counseling philosophy
  • Willing / able to lead a small group of women weekly / bi-weekly
  • Willing to give and provide accountability for simple weekly group assignments
  • Able to demonstrate humility under authority
  • Able to lead a group with humility and propriety
  • Able to solve or diffuse conflict within the group in a way that leads to greater effectiveness and stability
  • Able to agree with and sign Faith Church "Leadership Standards" document
  • Nominated by Faith Church Women's Key Leadership Team
  • Able to secure a written recommendation from a current Key Leader in a ministry where she has been serving for at least a year
  • Approved by Faith Church pastoral team
Policies and Procedures

Please read through the following documents to learn how Women's Small Groups work at Faith Church:

Leader Training

Each Small Group Leader should have completed the following assignments before beginning to lead a group:

Register Your Group!

If you're ready to get your group going, register here!

Starting Out Strong

Starting out strong is essential with each new group. As you receive registrations (via email) from the Small Group Coordinator please respond within 2-3 days to each new member with the following three pieces of information:

  • First of all, members need to know where and when their group is officially meeting.  The address of each small group is never shared online for the safety and security of everyone involved.  
  • Secondly, they need to have instructions about what resources they'll need to buy before their group starts and where they are most likely to be able to find them.
  • Thirdly, they need to know what to expect from their new group.  Members need to know that they can trust the other women in their small group, and that their discussions will remain confidential with all group members. In order to share the expectations of participating in your group, please email a copy of the following two documents to each new group member.

Small Group Member Expectations  (This document may be adjusted if needed.) Each member should read this, sign a copy of this document, and hand it in at your first session. Leaders may keep them or turn them in to the Small Group Coordinator.

Gossip Handout Each member should read through this on her own before your first group session. 

(A portion of your first small group session should be set aside to review a very short summary of these two documents together, and each member should be willing to agree to both documents.  If there is a member who feels unable to meet expectations of the group, please review the situation with the Small Group Coordinator.)

Important 2017-2018 Small Group Dates

Fall 2017 Small Groups:

  • Leaders may register Fall Small Groups beginning June 1, 2017
  • Fall Small Groups are announced at the Ice Cream Social on July 16, 2017.
  • Advertising for Fall Small Groups begins August 1, 2017.
  • Fall Small Groups begin the week of August 27, 2017
  • Fall Small Groups end the week of November 12, 2017

Spring 2018 Small Groups:

  • Leaders may register Spring Small Groups beginning October 1, 2017.
  • Spring Small Groups are announced at The Taste of Christmas on Nov 29, 2017.
  • Advertising for Spring Small Groups begins February 11, 2018.
  • Spring Small Groups begin the week of February 25, 2018.
  • Spring Small Groups end the week of May 13, 2018.

Summer 2018 Small Groups:

  • Leaders may register Summer Small Groups beginning April 1, 2018.
  • Summer Small Groups are announced the week of May 13, 2018.
  • Advertising for Summer Spring Groups begins May 13, 2018.
  • Summer Small Groups begin the week of June 10, 2018.
  • Summer Small Groups end the week of July 29, 2018.

Jocelyn Wallace

Jocelyn counsels, teaches, and coordinates small groups for Faith Church.

"I was challenged to dig deeper into God's Word. I loved the fellowship and accountability with each other."
- Lynette Wanner

"Leading a small group encourages my own growth and gives me the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with such a great variety of women!"
- Janet Aucoin