What the Leaders say after attending this course:

“I thought this was great from a spiritual, practical and administrative standpoint”

“Very Helpful”

“Group scenarios exercise is very practical”

“Great Teaching”

“It was great! I learned so much!”

“This course is Awesome and Inspiring”

“This training was a lot more practical than I had imagined, so it leaves me feeling a lot more prepared logistically”

“I found the information on communicating with various difficult personalities to be helpful”

“Receiving a tutorial on the Software Program was Terrific”

“This was really put together well”

“It was a great refresher. Great to be reminded of all these leadership stuff”

“I’m so glad I attended all 4 sessions! I learned so much about the magnitude of our ministry”

“I thought it was great … I wished I’d done it sooner”

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.

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.

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. This training will provide you with all the tools and tips you need to continue and grow a successful small group. 

Leaders Training

Training will be held: Feb 24 – March 2 – 9 – 16 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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.

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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