Small Groups

Nothing is better than community, especially during increased times of isolation when safe spaces to process, grow, and learn are hard to come by! We believe the intentional relationships you find in a small group are the ideal place to truly belong, celebrate the joys of life, weather the storms together, and become who God made you to be.

Here's how to get started!

Lead a Group

Do you want to create a space for people to connect and grow? Consider leading a small group for a season! We'll provide all the tips, training, and support you need.

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New Small-Group Leader Training

Welcome! We’re so glad that you’re interested in becoming a Small Group Leader! Groups exist to foster Christ-centered communities, where every person of Willow Creek can belong to a small group and be supported as a follower of Jesus. The Groups team is committed to helping your small group thrive as you live out what we call “The 4 C’s”. We believe a healthy, Christ-centered Small Group thrives when it displays a combination of these 4 components:


Once you’ve filled out the Small Group Leader Interest Form and heard back from your Groups Pastor, you can watch these 5 short videos which will equip you to lead a Small Group.

Want to hear more?

You may also listen to this Group Life Podcast called “An Introduction to the 4 C’s of Small Group Leadership” Click here to dig in.