We're glad you're interested in becoming a Life Group leader with Deer Creek Church!
Life Groups are an integral part of what we do as a church. We believe that sustained life change occurs as we are growing in a relationship with Christ. We believe this happens best when we are prioritizing relationships with others who are seeking this same goal. Life Groups provide people with the opportunity to Learn together, to Intercede in one another lives, to experience Fellowship together, and to Engage the world around us (L.I.F.E.). Our Life Group leaders create environments for others to develop and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Paul taught the Corinthians that some plant the seeds, others water them, but God makes them grow (1 Corinthians 3:6). Life Group leaders have the privilege of creating environments in which seeds of faith are planted and watered in the lives of those they lead, while trusting God with the growth. Our leaders play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ!
Since our Life Group leaders play such an important role, we take great care when enlisting them. Please read through the information below to better understand the role of a leader, qualifications, and expectations. If, after consideration, you are interested in pursuing Life Group leadership, please follow the instructions below to complete the Group Leader Application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for an interview. Should you have questions regarding any of the following information, please call us at 303-933-9300.
Role of a Life Group Leader
Life Group leaders are responsible for providing their groups with vision, direction, and support. Leaders are successful when they are personally growing in their intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders (Or UP, IN, and OUT as we always seek to live at DCC) and are leading their groups in such a way as to encourage the group members' growth in these three relationships as well. Life Group leaders are supported and resourced by the DCC staff.
-Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ (preferably for two years or more)
-Recognize the Bible as the authority for their lives
-Have Life Group experience (preferably)
-Have the time, emotional capacity, and moral/social discernment to lead a group
-Lead the group by facilitating the group meeting, monitoring its health and duration, and promoting participation among group members.
-Regularly pursue leading the group in rhythms of Learning about following Jesus, Interceding in Prayer, Fellowshipping with one another, and Engaging the surrounding community.
-Commit to engage in leadership development opportunities provided by the church.