Everyone’s role

Show Up
Group meetings are important because group MEMBERS are important. Communicate value to your fellow group members by prioritizing group meetings.

Join In
Contribute to discussions, the group experience, and the lives of others in your group. Your influence matters, and the group experience is less than when you wait on the sidelines.

Be Real
Leave the mask at the door. Vulnerability creates trust and safety in a group - so don’t fake fine. Bring your real self, so others can feel safe to bring their real selves too.

Be Curious
Listen well, ask great questions, and value other people’s stories, experiences, and points of view.

Group Leader

A Group Leader is not the boss of the group - but he/she does help keep the group on track. Everyone needs to take ownership of the group experience - but a Leader takes responsibility over the spiritual health and trajectory of the group as well.

Groups don’t always start with a leader, and that’s okay! Leaders are interviewed, installed, and trained by Mission’s Groups Team so that they are equipped and ready to serve their group.

Key Characteristics
Humble, Teachable, Curious, Intentional

  • Prioritize your own spiritual growth
    You can’t lead where you haven’t gone. Group Leaders have displayed a history of growing faith marked by a growing Godly character and wisdom.

  • Protect the safety and predictability of the group environment
    Safety and predictability lead to authenticity and trust, and while that is everyone’s job to create, a Leader is charged with protecting it.

  • Encourage engagement with God, the group, and the Church
    Leaders look for ways to personally encourage others’ next faithful step in following Jesus.

  • Continually gauge the health of your group
    A Leader keeps a pulse on group health and helps resolve conflict or disagreement.

  • Stay connected with your Group Coach
    A Leader helps the group stay connected to the vision of Mission and leans into the support and accountability of their group’s coach.


1-2 per group

Key Characteristics
Curious, Compassionate

  • Prepare beforehand with discussion direction ideas and, more importantly, personal responses to the content

  • Ask great follow-up questions when possible

  • Promote discussion participation from all members

  • Stay connected with your Group Coach


1-2 per group

Key Characteristics
Hospitable, Intentional

  • Provide a clean, comfortable home environment.

  • Create a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stay connected with your Group Coach


1-2 per group

Key Characteristics
Detail-Oriented, Consistent

  • Send around group information, prayer requests, etc.

  • Take weekly attendance


3-6 per group

Key Characteristics
Creative, Hospitable

  • Organize and/or provide snacks/food/beverages for group meetings and other events

party planner

Key Characteristics
Fun, Friendly

  • Think of and organize social events/outings for your group and/or your group’s families/friends

ServICE project Planner

Key Characteristics
Thorough, Intentional

  • Search out and plan ways to serve together through the church, with an organization, or in each other’s neighborhoods