Lead a Connect Group


When & Where

Campus: 
College View
Room: 
East / West Fellowship
When we Meet: 

Born for Significance

When do Groups Meet?

Groups meet every day of the week and at various times to accommodate the group leader's schedule.

Leader Training

Tuesday, September 7 & 14, 6:30-8:00pm
OR Saturday, September 25, 9:00am-3:00pm

How do I say YES!

I'm interested in leading a Connect Group. Great! Click the link below to get started.

New Connect Group Series: Born for Significance - An 8-week church-wide discipleship experience.

AN INVITATION TO LEAD

We have never been in a more significant time in history to reveal the love of our perfect Father to each other and the world. The movement of the Spirit is calling us to deepen our “yes” to each other and we are confident that investing in one another is what God is pointing us to in this next season as we embrace a journey to significance.

In October, we will launch 70+ new connect groups, which will make room for over 1000 people who call Bethel their home to go deeper together in kingdom culture and community. We need YOU to help us make this possible. These small groups of 8-15 will meet in homes of those in our local church for connection, encouragement, and ministry. They will have the opportunity to meet around Bill’s new small group study, Born for Significance, and together will enjoy conversation and activation over the teaching each week.

Being a part of one of these new Connect Groups is an opportunity to take a step closer to each other. In doing so, we will experience a greater fullness of life that God promises as we practice loving each other and doing life together.

We are confident that us investing in each other is the way that God is pointing us to for this next season. The level of revival and reformation that we are hungry for requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another.

We are looking for those of you who love to create connection and enjoy having people in your home to say "yes" with us to leading one of these small groups and opening your heart and home for a small group (8-15 people) experience leading a new 8-week study by Bill Johnson "Born for Significance".

Connect Group Photo

WHAT DOES LEADING A GROUP LOOK LIKE

A Connect Group leader is someone who loves God and loves others. They will help to create and facilitate a space for connection, conversation, and encouragement, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and move freely.

  • Opening your home for 8 weeks (with comfortable seating for at least 8 people)
  • Create a welcoming space in your home and hosting a small group of local Bethel attenders each week
  • Facilitating connection and conversation to allow the people in your group to get to know each other
  • Having a TV that you can stream (by internet) the Born for Significance video series video by Bill Johnson
  • Leading the group in discussion questions (provided in the leader's guide) to personally engage with the teaching
  • Facilitating a time of ministry where the small group can encourage and pray and prophesy for each other

DON'T WORRY!

  • You don't have to have the gift of teaching (but we love it when you do!) and come up with a teaching (Bill will be joining you each week by video to walk through the study with you)
  • You don't have to be a pastor (but we love it when you are!) You just need to love God and care about people.
  • We will provide you with a leader's guide that will walk you through some recommended questions and activations. You are welcome to use our or tailor your own to fit you and your group. We encourage you to always be sensitive to the Spirit and if he leads you in a different direction - follow Him!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Leader Signups: Open Now (Click the Link BECOME A GROUP LEADER)
  • Group Member Signups: Start Aug 29
  • Groups Begin Meeting: The week of Oct 4th

HOW DO I SAY "YES"

We are so glad you asked!  The first step is to let us know of your interest by filling out the leader interest form by clicking on the "lead a group link".  After you fill out the interest form you will receive an email from our community life team about the next steps and attending the leader's training. 

CONNECT GROUP LEADER TRAINING

For those who are new to Bethel or have not led a small group at Bethel we ask that you attend one of our small group leader training events. We have two upcoming options for training.

Tuesday, September 7th & 14th, 6:30pm | This is a two-night training event being held in the East/West Fellowship. Nursery and Children's ministry are available for those with children during these evenings.

Saturday, September 25th, 9:00am-3:00pm | This is a one-day training event being held in the Hospitality Suite. No Nursery/Children's Ministry Available. Lunch will be provided.

A PERSONAL INVITATION FROM KRISTY TILLMAN Community Life Pastor

The inheritance of revival that we have received is built upon the covenant relationships of our senior leaders who chose to live life together and, by doing so, have created a legacy of revival that is impacting the nations. Look around - we are testimony of that fact.

Why are we here? We are the next generation to carry that breakthrough of revival. The covenant relationships of tomorrow, this vibrant family that we desire to build, is built upon the small yes’s that we choose to say to each other today.

I feel the movement of the Spirit calling us to deepen our ‘yes’ to each other. The release of revival and reformation that we are hungry for requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another. So I want to invite you to say yes to something. Being a part of a church-wide discipleship experience by opening your home to lead a group.

I'm not going to try and sell you on “easy.” Yes, we have tried to remove as many of the roadblocks as possible to make the "program and structure" of Connect Groups as smooth as possible. But we all know that relationships require sacrifice—they cost us something. I hope you are feeling the same stirring of the Spirit that I am, and that you are ready to say "yes" to that sacrifice.

I'm confident that us investing in each other is “the way” that God is pointing us to for this next season. It will be worth the inconvenience and the sacrifice of time, the moments of being awkward or uncomfortable, as you get to know new people, the hardness of loving people in their imperfections and brokenness. But the joy of connection, the exchange of life to each other, the encouragement given and received, serving one another, and feeling the strength of people standing with us...this is the fruit that will sustain life for eternity. This is the beauty of the body and the level of revival and reformation that we are hungry requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another.

Now don't get me wrong - I'm not saying that you meeting for 8 weeks with a group of people is going to turn into life-long covenant friendships. But it could. And if it doesn't, it still will produce the Fruit of the Spirit (we are actually promised this) in our lives and those we shared with.

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Born for Significance

When do Groups Meet?

Groups meet every day of the week and at various times to accommodate the group leader's schedule.

Leader Training

Tuesday, September 7 & 14, 6:30-8:00pm
OR Saturday, September 25, 9:00am-3:00pm

How do I say YES!

I'm interested in leading a Connect Group. Great! Click the link below to get started.

On Earth as it is in Heaven