How to Train Online Small Group Leaders

As your church moves to accept online small groups as equal to in-person small groups, there will come a time when you need to train your new crop of online leaders. While you should still take them through your standardized small group leader training material, it is essential that you contextualize training for the online-only format. While principles of leadership and missional alignment may be equal, how an online small group leader approaches their meeting and their meeting members is vastly different than what may happen in-person.

  • Use the available assets to guide your online small group leadership through their next context.
  • Train them on what to do before, during, and after a meeting.
  • Lay out the necessary foundation for online small groups as an essential component of your church's mission.

The below gallery is the current PDF Meeting Guide and Apple Keynote File. As a course member, you can download and present from the guide or use the Keynote file to edit and make it your own.