Hello! Thank you for exploring Group Leadership as the next step on your spiritual journey. Leading a group is a fulfilling and fruitful experience! There is joy in passing on to others what we have received. By helping others grow from where they are into disciples who are ready to impact their world, you are advancing the kingdom of God!
Please note that if you are interested in leading a group, you can go ahead and apply and start leading, and then attend the Basic Leader Training.
Basic Leader Training, a 4-week class, is designed for those who are exploring leadership and those who have decided it’s time to humbly step into a leadership role. Instruction is tailored for discipleship group leaders, but topics and skill training are easily transferred to table leaders and team leaders.
In the Basic Leader Training, you will learn the purpose for groups at MBC and the role of a leader. You will develop practical skills like preparing for group time, building a healthy group environment, helping people grow, resolving conflict and equipping others to serve.
During the 4-weeks of the Basic Leader Training, we will use a discipleship training manual with weekly reading alongside a practical group leadership booklet that includes mini-lessons, group exercises and resources.
Basic Leader Training is required for all those who lead a discipleship group, but it is not required that you lead a group if you attend the class. (An application and interview with staff contact are also required for discipleship leader confirmation, either before the training, or upon completion).
Basic Leader Training will be held Sundays at MBC Tysons from February 26-March 19, 9-10:15 am in Room 1610. Attendance at 3 of the 4 weeks is necessary for completion of this training. (Registration is required and a fee of $10 is requested to cover the cost of the training manual and materials.)
Things you will want to know as you consider serving in this ministry role:
- Consider the Ministry Description for a Group Leader
- Read the MBC What We Teach Statement
- Read the Leader Guidelines
- Register for Basic Leader Training (Registration open February 10 - March 2)
Thank you so much for taking the time to explore and pursue leadership. We are looking forward to walking alongside as you take the next step on your spiritual journey.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to this power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21