Sometimes serving our church and pointing others toward Christ can be intimidating. Being a Small Group Leader is a particularly challenging role of service. Outside of the extra time commitment, effort, and sacrifice required of you as you serve our students, you also face the tough questions, hard choices, difficult conversations, and needs of your students day in and day out. It’s a unique role—one that certainly calls you to serve far beyond Sundays.

In the moments that feel particularly challenging, remember that you’re not alone. Not only do you have Christ with you; you have the support of other leaders serving right alongside you as well. For so many others serving God in the past, that simple support of others was enough to change lives.

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.

—Acts 4:13 (NRSV)

Just like Peter and John did in the days of the early church, you can lean on your fellow leaders for support, encouragement, and courage as you serve your students. You never know whose life might be changed when you work together to make a difference in the name of Jesus.

Find one other Small Group Leader in your ministry who you can offer some encouragement to this week. Send them a text or stop them for a quick conversation to let them know that you’re grateful to be serving students alongside them.


Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller