Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

During my time as a small group leader in my church, my experiences were unique. They were unique because not only was I a small group leader, but because my husband and I were also the youth pastors. We would switch off leading the large group sessions before...
Unexpected Accountability

Unexpected Accountability

“I’m only 21. What can I really teach them? I’m still figuring life out myself in a lot of ways,” I thought as I waited to meet a group of 6th grade girls that would soon call me their small group leader. I was nervous. I was doubting myself. I was doubting God. Now,...
The Balance of Real and Weird

The Balance of Real and Weird

As a small group leader, you’re probably encouraged to be open and honest with your students about your own life. After all, being open and honest paves the way to relational trust, which is crucial when you’re leading students. But one question many new leaders ask...

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