Welcome Group Life Leaders

We 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

Discover information, resources, and development opportunities for you and your people below!

Leadership Training & Development

GroupLaunch | Coming April 24

Last January, Willow hosted its first ever GroupLaunch event. Hundreds of people showed up that night hoping to find a small group that would be a good fit for them. By the end of the evening, 600 people were connected with a group! 

GroupLaunch needs fantastic small group leaders! If you’d like to host a GroupLaunch small group, or if you have four or more open spots in your current group, we’d love to connect with you!  The first step is to fill out this Small Group Interest form and one of our pastors will contact you. Please fill the form out by April 12 or for questions, contact [email protected].


Support for Leaders

Are you considering becoming a Small Group Leader? Begin the process by clicking here. The following step is to register for the orientation workshop.
Are currently leading a small group but do not have a Small Group Coach to support you? Please email [email protected]
Do you have experience as a coach? Please email Cindy Blaski at [email protected] for information about small group coaching. 


E3 Workshops

Be encouraged, equipped and empowered by participating in a wide range of interactive and collaborative workshops.  Register for a workshop at any time.  Previous workshops are available through iTunes or Google Play Music.


Leadership Updates

The Loop

Sign up for the monthly newsletter for Small Group Leaders.  It contains new information, upcoming events and stimulating ideas.


Group Life Calendar

Use the calendar to keep up-to-date with Group Life events.


Small Group Curriculum and Experiences

Weekly Small Group Guides

Two different small group discussion guides are available every Monday.  

The first option is the Group Guide | Weekend Message. Explore how the weekend message can help each person to become more like Christ. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox.

The second option is the Group Guide | Bible Study. Examine the meaning and application of a passage from the week's Bible Reading Plan. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox.

This is part of a range of Discipleship Resources designed to help individuals and groups to grow.


Small Group Experiential Learning

Consider taking a break from your group's regular rhythm. Participate in a small group experience facilitated by a ministry from within Willow.

Road to Peace"We have faced major road bumps in our church this past year, and many people have experienced hardship in their personal lives," says Discipleship Director Rick Shurtz. "The Road to Peace will guide your group through a process of reflection, forgiveness, and confession, culminating with surrender at the cross." 

Difficult Conversations | Three evening sessions exploring how to navigate high stakes relationships.  Led by RELATE facilitators (Wednesday, March 6th, 13th and 20th). 

Spiritual Practices of Scripture Three practices that teach us to listen to the Holy Spirit as we read the Bible. Facilitated by The Practice (Wednesday, 13th March to Wednesday, April 24th).

Origins An evening workshop exploring how your past effects your relationships today. Led by RELATE facilitators (Wednesday, April 24th).