For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
How can a church of thousands care for one another? Small groups are the main way we support each other, grow in the Lord, and serve together. We urge everyone who considers Bethlehem home to get connected with a group.
Small Groups at a Glance
- 6-12 people who gather in one another's homes
- meet at least twice a month
- led by skilled leaders who receive ongoing support
- balance worship, Bible study, sharing, prayer, and service
- offer accountability and instruction; encourage personal evangelism & outreach
- commit to developing new leaders and groups through apprenticeship
How Do I Get Involved in a Group?
- Search for a group that fits your schedule, demographic interest, and/or location with our Small Group Finder.
For Help Sorting Through Your Options
Become a Small Group Leader
If you're interested in being trained as a new Small Group Leader please contact Robert Gangnon (612-746-2650 x650)
Our Small Groups Blog is devoted to providing ongoing inspiration, training, and resources for those caring for one another in small groups. Here we also highlight upcoming events, including shepherd meetings, leader training, and workshops.
Resources and Support for Small Group Leaders
- We encourage all small group leaders to attend the monthly meeting at their campus (typically the 2nd Sundays of the month).
- talk and pray with campus elders
- gain encouragement and ongoing instruction from pastors or other leaders
- share ideas, prayer, and camaraderie with fellow shepherd leaders
- The Bethlehem Bookstore offers suggestions and discounts on resources for shepherd leaders. Contact the Bookstore (612-455-3440) for more details.
- Small Group leaders, use the Small Group Tool to update your group roster, track attendance, communicate with your group, and respond to inquiries.