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What are Small Groups

At Good Shepherd, Small Groups are more than just gatherings; they are hubs of discipleship. Rooted in the belief that spiritual growth is accelerated in the context of relationships, our Small Groups aim to cultivate an environment where individuals can dig deep into God’s Word, challenge and support one another, and grow together as His disciples. By fostering a family atmosphere, Small Groups serve as catalysts for transformation, helping us become more like Christ.

Joining a Small Group

Jumping into Small Groups means connection, support, and shared lives. Initially and over time, you will experience a real family who loves Jesus and you.

Leading a Small Group

Leading a Small Group at Good Shepherd is a way to make disciples. You don’t have to be perfect or have all the answers, but you must be willing to love others and live a Christ-like life. Your main responsibility with the group is to facilitate an environment where members can explore, grow, and experience God through community. As a leader, you’ll be equipped with tools and training to lead effectively, ensuring that every person has the opportunity to become and walk as Christ’s disciples.

If you would like to pursue being a Small Group leader.


The primary purpose is to foster meaningful relationships, allowing members to share life through community.

You can easily sign up for a Small Group through our website. We list all the Small Groups we have available for the current semester here.

Leading a Small Group is a rewarding experience. You must be a Good Shepherd member and complete the Pathway Foundation course. You can apply to lead a group and we’ll provide you with the necessary training and tools.

Absolutely! If you’re interested in providing a host home for a Small Group, you can fill out the host home interest form.

The frequency of meetings varies by group. Some might meet weekly, while others could be bi-weekly or monthly.

Small Group Leader Interest

GS Leadership Honor Code

As a valuable member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Leadership family, you have a responsibility to develop and demonstrate a Christ-centered lifestyle.

As a servant-leader at Good Shepherd, you commit to honor the Lord and His people in your appearance, attitude, words, and actions. Therefore, your daily life will include healthy disciplines in the Scriptures and in prayer.

At the same time, we ask that you keep away from harmful behaviors such as:

  • Profanity
  • Gambling
  • Indulging in much wine or alcoholic beverages
  • Dishonest gain
  • Illicit drugs
  • Pornography or Sexual Immorality (sexual activity outside of marriage)
  • All other behavior that would grieve the Holy Spirit and/or cause a brother or sister to stumble

Through a Christ-centered lifestyle, you will influence others to know Christ, become whole, find purpose, and make disciples. This is GODLY leadership! As elders, pastors, and staff, we will provide guidance, encouragement, and accountability for you to fulfill this commitment as a leader in the GS Family.

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