What if Lent were more than fish fries and giving up chocolate?

What if you could elevate your relationships and boost your prayer?

This year, lead a small group for BIG impact with your friends and neighbors.

This year, live lent together.

Encounter Series

The Encounter Series are guides for small groups to pray together with Scripture (lectio divina). They rely on Jesus to do the heavy lifting of leading the group, and aim for transformation of heart (not just transfer of information). Your small group can include friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even your children and their friends.

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Gather Study

Encounter Study

Mission Study

Mercy Study

“I myself will gather the remnant of my flock...they shall be fruitful and multiply.” Jeremiah 23:3

For anyone who wants to reflect more deeply on the four habits of prayer, compassion, friendship, and invitation. (3 weeks)

Leader Guide & Participant Book

Guía para Líderes Libro para los Participantes

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

For anyone who wants to to learn more about Jesus and his core message. (6 weeks)

Leader Guide Participant Book

Guía para Líderes

“Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Luke 10:4

For anyone who wants to share their faith in Jesus with others. (6 weeks)

Leader Guide Participant Book

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

For anyone who wants a greater experience of God's mercy. (6 weeks)

Leader Guide Participant Book

FAQs

Can I only use the Gather study if I went the 2021 Pastoral Conference?

No, anyone is welcome to use the Gather study to dive deeper into the four habits of a disciple.

Do I have to go through the Gather study to lead a small group during lent?

No, anyone who desires to lead a small group during lent is welcome to attend the training.

Who is the training for?

The training is for people who desire to lead a small group during Lent.

Do I have to go to the training to be a small group leader?

No, however, we highly recommend the training if you have never lead a Live Lent Together small group before. If you have lead a Live Lent Together small group, we highly recommend you invite a friend to lead with you and attend the training together.

What should I do if I've already attended the training and lead a small group?

If you have attended the training and lead a Live Lent Together small group in the past, we highly encourage you to use this year as an opportunity to invite another person to co-lead a small group with you and attend the the training together.

Small Group Leader Training

The video below is a training for small group leaders as a part of the Live Lent Together small group initiative.

Tips for Starting and Leading a Small Group

Four videos to help you start your small group.

The Power of Small Groups

Small groups give us the opportunity to enter into life with individuals and to form relationships. They allow us to...