Leading a Growth Group

Being a growth group leader is valuable in helping others grow personally and spiritually. Community is vital to our growth, and growth group leaders help facilitate and create safe spaces for friendship, community, and Jesus encounters.


Contact Salinda Weary at 717-755-0089 x 154
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Time Commitment
Most growth groups of 6 to 12 people meet two to four times per month in people’s homes. Leaders coordinate gatherings, group serving times, studies and curriculum by using Living Word’s wide variety of materials. On average, groups meet fall through spring and take a break during the summer.

Experience Required
We support and equip all growth group leaders through one-on-one mentoring and training. Attendance at Group Dynamix Training is required so that leaders will be equipped with helpful knowledge about leading discussion, resolving conflict, and growing a healthy community. Please contact us to begin the conversation if you are unsure if you are ready to lead a group.

Ned's Podcast: The Life Series

Week One Podcast
In the first podcast for the series, Ned shares insights into the lesson on receiving and sharing wisdom, along with some broader thoughts on Proverbs.

Week Two Podcast
In this week’s podcast, Ned explores the lesson details around the topic “Life as Worship.”

Week Three Podcast
In this week’s podcast, Ned shares some perspective on the book of Ecclesiastes, and the lesson highlights.

Week Four Podcast
In this week’s podcast, Ned explores the topic of suffering, and how to work through the lesson material on it.

Week Five Podcast
In this week’s podcast, Ned shares some insights to the lesson focusing on marital love from Song of Songs.

Week Six Podcast
In this week’s episode, Ned shares some thoughts on bad leadership, courageous women, and honoring moms.

Week Seven Podcast
Ned talks about the lesson on responding to the challenges around you with faith in Christ.

Week Eight Podcast
In this final episode of the series, Ned talks about hope, and the lesson material for the week.