Small Groups & Home Groups

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Summary: Small group, cell group and home fellowship group leadership. How to set up, lead, facilitate and evaluate small groups and small group Bible studies. Books and free online Bible studies provide information, suggestions, and advice. For small group leaders, facilitators, pastors, counselors, and teachers.

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Small Groups Bible Studies

How to Lead Small Groups

Step-by-step meeting plan — Seven-step meeting plan for small groups and cell groups

Guard your heart when leading small groups — Avoid unhealthy emotional or sexual relationships

Listen to group members to deeply understand — “Listen” to their emotions, not just their words

Encourage one another — The power of encouraging words

Prevent small group disasters — Two key steps that can help you avoid common small group problems

Evaluate your small group leadership skills — Look for ways to improve as a leader or facilitator

Counseling, mentoring, or helping friends: Part 1 — Prepare your heart before you help

Counseling, mentoring, or helping friends: Part 2 — Listen carefully to others

Counseling, mentoring, or helping friends: Part 3 — Help people make their own decisions

Counseling, mentoring, or helping friends: Part 4 — Stay balanced


How to Generate Great Small Group Discussions

Icebreakers for small groups — Sample icebreaker questions for small groups, cell groups, and church classes

Ten personal application questions — Ten “open-ended” questions to ask your small group regardless of what you are studying

Questions you can ask at any Bible study  — Questions to ask in your small group or cell group Bible study

Benefits of small groups, cell groups, and home fellowship groups — Reasons to have small groups

Bible studies for small group studies — Topics include marriage, anger, parenting, depression and temptation

How to start a “Marriage by the Book” small group — Help create strong marriages centered in Christ


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Personal Growth
Small Groups

More Information

Looking for practical, Bible-based advice and study materials for small groups or cell groups? These free printable online Bible studies and books offer practical, scriptural help for small group facilitators, leaders, pastors, counselors, mentors and others who are interested in small groups and home fellowship groups. Check this page (as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”) from time to time, since more studies are added periodically.

Feel free to print or download these Bible studies for personal use. (Please read our reprint policy.)


Bible verses about small groups cell groups, and home fellowship groups

The importance of small groups

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47)

In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)


Guidelines for small group leaders

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

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