We Welcome New Growth Group Leaders

A Great Time to Start a New Group

Each September we launch a church-wide study for all our Growth Groups. This is a good time for you to join a group, but it is a great time for you to start a new group. This year our study is WHEN GOD’S SPIRIT MOVES.

Materials for this new study will be available for purchase on Solomon’s Porch Sunday’s:

  • September 8 – September 22

This 8 week video study series is a great way to launch a new group. You can simply join with some friends/family and become a new group using this new study for your initial curriculum. We recommend having your first meeting the 4th week of September. This study will allow you to finish up just as the holidays arrive.

After you’ve run this study, if you’d like to be added to our group finder, you can plan to take our Growth Group Leader Training that will run from Jan 13-Feb 3, 2020. This training will provide you with all the tools and tips you need to continue and grow a successful small group. 

Leaders Training

We want to equip you with leader­ship skills to set up a successful small group and facilitate a sermon based Bible study. All materials provided, bring your Bible.

Training will be held: Monday’s, Jan 13, 2020 thru Feb 3, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm.

To register email growthgroups@maranathachapel.org or call (858) 613-7800.

As Jesus said “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt 9:37-38

So if the Lord has been tugging at your heart and you are willing to host and lead a small group in your home we want to equip you.

For more information or to register please email growthgroups@maranathachapel.org or you can call Pastor Martin Sanders at the church at (858) 613.7800.

The Training will include:

  • Core Leadership Skills
  • Dealing with difficult people
  •  Learning to Facilitate a Sermon Based Bible Study
  • Setting up for a Successful Small group and using our In Fellowship system
  • All Materials provided, bring your Bible

Leading a Growth Group begins with some very simple steps.


>> Pray

Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance on this journey as you step out in faith to lead a group.

>> Attend our 4 part Leadership Workshop

This is a practical workshop on the why and how to conduct a group in your home.

Workshop topics will include: Maranatha Chapel’s Mission / Vision statements, core leadership skills & ingredients for a good leader, problem-solving, prayer, effective facilitating, group dynamics, dealing with different personality types, setting up your home for group time, our InFellowship program, Sermon-based curriculum, and more.

>> Plan your way Forward

After attending the workshop, you will meet with our Growth Group pastor, Martin Sanders to help plan your way forward as a Growth Group leader. We look forward to meeting you and joining with you on your journey to step out and share your faith with others.

Martin Sanders

Martin Sanders

Growth Group Pastor

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