Explore answers to some frequently asked questions about leading a group.

How do I start a small group?
Ask God for direction about what group to lead and what type it should be. Then be sure to register your group for that semester online, when it is available. Be sure you complete the steps it takes to become a leader. CLICK HERE

How do I invite people to my group?
A personal invitation is the best way to bring people into your group. Social media is another great way to spread the word.

Who should I invite to my group?
Don’t be afraid to invite the people already around you. Group members don’t have to attend Fallbrook Church.
  • Invite your friends and people you meet at weekend service.
  • Invite people you work with or your workout buddies.
  • Invite parents of children on your child’s sports team.
  • Invite people you volunteer with at church or in the community.

Where can I hold my small group?
We encourage our groups to meet outside the church building in the places where you like to spend your time. Some of the most common meet places are coffee shops, libraries, or a community clubhouse.

Does my group have to meet weekly?
We encourage meeting weekly each semester in order to build the relationships but most groups do meet biweekly or bimonthly.

Why do I need to report attendance?
Reporting isn’t numbers; it’s stewardship. It helps us track the engagement level of each person in your group. If someone misses a few group meetings, a need may have arisen in their life. Community is the first step toward healing and growth, and we want everyone to feel connected and supported.

How do I choose a curriculum?
Any Christian-base small group study, explore RightNowMedia or what is on our Fallbrook Groups webpage would be a good option. Remember, the goal for your group is to create a safe, welcoming place for people to grow together, no matter the curriculum or activity.

What should I do if someone asks a question I can’t answer?
It's okay to not have all the answers. Thankfully we can find guidance through prayer, God's Word and the Holy Spirit. Encourage them to spend time reading the Bible and praying. Also, let them know that you will do your best to get some information and get back with them.

What should I do if someone in my group shares something with me or the group that requires more attention beyond what I can provide?
If you encounter a difficult situation within your connect group or community mixer, please know that you are not alone. If a member is going through a crisis, you can rally the group around them. If you are unsure of what to do, don't hesitate to ask. You can call Fallbrook Church at 2 81-444-2733, if needed. You can contact your Group Leader and or the Group Director at connectgroups@fallbrookchurch.org