Group leaders are essential to the life of the church. Below you will find a number of resources that can help you on your leadership journey.
Group Leader Training Modules
Next Steps at Parkview
Parkview Group Systems.
Group Update Form
Fill this out to register your new group or make changes to your existing group information.
This is an interactive tool that allows users to select from among all open small groups and visit the group that meets their needs.
This church database gives you access to your group’s roster and contact information (see Rock Leader Instructions in Group Leader Training Guide).
Group Leader FAQ’s
How big should my group be?
For most small groups 8-12 regular attenders is the sweet spot between big enough for community and small enough that everyone has a voice. The exception would be certain types of interest groups.
Where and when should my group meet?
Homes are usually the best as long as the atmosphere is able to be welcoming and accommodating. When that is not possible to meet in a home, consider an alternate place in the community (i.e. park, coffee shop, bar).
Can my group meet at church?
Homes and the community are the preferred meeting spot, but there may be spaces at our campuses during Find Your People initiatives. Speak to your coach or Groups Pastor.
What should we do about kids?
There are several creative ways to handle childcare for your small group. Some groups share the expense of a sitter each week. Other groups will assign a designated “point person” within the group to be the go to person for kids.
Consider hosting an online group to alleviate some of the burden of childcare. Affordable childcare may be offered for on campus groups during “Find Your People” initiatives.
How can I decide what content to discuss with my group?
Spend some time getting to know your people and what they are interested in, along with what struggles they’re facing. Dig into RighNow Media or ask your coach for recommendations that align with those interests.