Small Groups are essential to accomplish the mission and vision of Jesus for His church. Jesus created a small group as a primary method of transformation and multiplication for His first twelve disciples. The Early Church continued that model. At Brook Hills, we believe Jesus established a small group as the best method by which His disciples are transformed into His Image and the best method by which His message of redemption is to be carried to the nations. We encourage every adult to join or form a Small Group where you can actively make disciples of all nations together.
At Brook Hills, we have both open and closed adult groups. Open Groups are listed on our On-Campus and Off-Campus Directories. Anyone is welcome to visit an open group anytime. Closed Groups are groups that have closed for intentional disciple-making training as they prepare to multiply their group. After they multiply, they become open again are listed on the appropriate directory. Both open and closed groups are usually formed around similar seasons of life. Check out the directories below to find a group that best fits your needs. If you need help finding a group, you can contact us at .
Types of Small Groups
On-Campus small groups are always open for guests. Just pick out a group that best fits your season of life or need, and visit around until you find one that feels like home. Then begin attending that group regularly. There are on-campus options on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, Tuesday mornings and evenings, and Wednesday mornings and evenings. On-Campus Groups that meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings will also have programming opportunities for all ages of your children. Sunday morning on-campus groups are always open.
Off-Campus small groups that are listed in our directory are open for anyone to visit at anytime. You’ll want to identify a group that fits your season of life and needs, and then call the leader listed on the directory for directions to their group. Some groups rotate who will host the group each week so it’s always best to call weekly if you’re visiting around to find the right group for you. They’ll be glad to explain any childcare options for their group to you and let you know what they’re currently studying.
Women's Small Groups
We have over 25 Small Groups designed for just women. For more information about Small Groups for women, contact Ashley Chesnut at .
Locate a Small Group
To find an On-campus or Off-campus Small Group, please click HERE or visit our Adult Small Group Kiosk in the Church lobby. For assistance in finding a Small Group contact Ashley Chesnut at .
Start Your Own Group
We encourage attendees at Brook Hills to consider forming their own Small Group around friendships that already exist, or by inviting neighbors, co-workers, or people you meet at Brook Hills to join your Small Group. If you do want to form your own group, we’ve provided some step-by-step advice to help you succeed and would love to come alongside you and coach you through the process and help you intentionally make disciples together. You can access the “Practical Steps to Starting Your Own Group” guide below. You can contact our local disciple-making staff for personal coaching at . If you would like for us to list your Small Group on our Small Group Directory as an open group, there’s a simple process that we’ll want to walk you through to do so.
Practical Steps to Starting Your Own Group
- Answer the question: “Is leading a Small Group the best way for me to make disciples in my current life-stage and situation?”
- Pray for God to bring people together to be in your group. Ask Him to bring people in your path to disciple
- Identify people that you are currently walking through life with; your friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, etc…
- Determine a meeting time, location, and type of group you feel led to lead (single, married, men, women, etc...)
- Begin seeking out resources that will help equip you in discipling others – the Adult Local Disciple-Making staff is committed to walking alongside you in this process
- Pick a starting date
- Invite people to become a part of your Small Group
- Download and use “Small Group First Week Guide” in our Leadership Resources section to help you facilitate your first group meeting.
- Consider using the Message Discussion Guides that are written weekly to complement David’s Sunday Teachings for your curriculum as you begin your group. The guides are accessible on our website. They are posted every Sunday afternoon, usually around 3:00 PM.
- As your group gets started, contact the adult local disciple-making office () to get on our e-mail group list and for any personal coaching you desire. Let us know if you’d like to be listed on our Small Group Directory and to learn how to use the Small Group Leaders Toolbox to keep up with your group and to contact your group.