Become a Community Group Leader

Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Group Leader.
Below you will find the steps to becoming a CG Leader at Redeemer as well as the resources to take those steps. If you have any questions along the way, be sure to contact Andy Fletcher at

5 Simple Steps to becoming a Community Group Leader

  1. DOWNLOAD and read the Redeemer Community Group Leader Job Description here
  2. PRAY for God's direction and begin to IDENTIFY a core group and a willing co-leader for your group. Remember: your co-leader will also need to complete this process.
  3. If you are NOT already in leadership or a form of community at Redeemer, we would ask that you join one for at least 1 semester prior to becoming a leader. Let your CG leader know about your desire to lead a group and ask for opportunities to lead discussion, host groups and organize events. 
  4. COMPLETE the Community Group Application. This is part of the process that allows us to know you better and help us guide you through the process. Brand new CG leaders may take a little bit longer than leaders who have had experience with small groups.
  5. If you haven't, we recommend reading Hope Shifting by Jim Applegate and Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. These are both quick reads. Prodigal God, probably more than any book besides the Bible, has shaped our understanding of the gospel. Hope Shifting applies that gospel message to everyday life. Both of these books will help you as you disciple others in community.

Optional Preparation:  

  • Attend any Community Group Leader trainings and events that are scheduled.

What Comes Next?  

At this point, if you are not paired with a coach we will pair you with a Community Group Coach and begin working with you to launch your group successfully! Based on experience, some groups will launch immediately and others may require the coaches to help you develop your group prior to launching.

Again, If you have any questions along the way, be sure to contact Andy Fletcher at