LifeGroup Leader Resources


LifeGroup Leader Resources


Thank you for serving as an intentional leader of a LifeGroup!

Equipping opportunities

Multiply training for new LifeGroup Leaders and your helpers are held a few times each year. Contact Tina Picard or read on for details.


Through Chapel Hill Connect, you can easily message your entire LifeGroup—and respond!—in conjunction with your own email. When you log into CHC, you can see your entire message history and track conversations. What’s more, you can set up a calendar tailored to your LifeGroup meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities. You can also share study guides and notes as well as post and respond to needs within your group—that could be anything from requesting help moving to deciding who’s responsible for dessert! Chapel Hill Connect is your all-in-one tool for communicating with and organizing your LifeGroup, so make sure to get all of your members logged on and exploring!


What is CHPC looking for in a LifeGroup leader?
LifeGroup leaders are intentional leaders who are personally invested in the way that those individuals in their group are walking out their faith in Jesus. Here’s a good job description

What does a disciple-making LifeGroup look like?
We use language borrowed from Real Life Ministries (a church in Post Falls, Idaho) when we talk about how to make disciples within a LifeGroup. It includes three elements: First, disciple-making doesn’t happen without an intentional leader. An intentional leader is someone who is strategic and intentional about walking with others in their journey with Christ. Secondly, disciple-making happens in relational environments. A relational environment is a place where people feel safe to be themselves, and also accountable to be like Jesus. This most often is a small group. Third, disciple-makers need to be equipped with a reproducible process. In other words, they must recognize that people can be in different stages of their spiritual journey, and then be able to point them towards the steps they can take to grow in their journey. An intentional leader, relational environment, and reproducible process all comes together best in a LifeGroup. Thus, disciple-making happens best in LifeGroups. And ultimately, our mission as a church is fulfilled best in LifeGroups.

How can I start a LifeGroup?
Coming to the next Multiply seminar is a great place to start. Register by emailing Tina Picard. Also, contact our LifeGroup Coordinator Intern Rachel White. We would love to talk with you! 

What’s the difference between a Cove Group and a LifeGroup?
Both “Cove Group” and “LifeGroup” is language CHPC has used for its small group ministries through the years. The main distinction is that Cove Groups were our first iteration of small groups and are predominantly defined by what they do when they’re together— typically share a meal, prayer, and time in scripture. Our Cove Groups tend to be larger, co-ed groups that meet monthly. Our LifeGroups are defined by why they exist— to make disciples. What they do when they are together might be similar and will include reflection on scripture and prayer. They tend to meet more regularly and can be men’s, women’s, or co-ed groups. We encourage Cove Groups to adopt the purpose to make disciples and consider themselves CHPC LifeGroups.

How can I grow as an intentional LifeGroup leader?
Consider taking a Multiply seminar. These one day learning experiences could revolutionize your LifeGroup. Contact Tina Picard or call the church office at 253.851.7779 to sign up for the next seminar.

How can I update my group’s information on the website?
Contact Tina Picard.

How can I be a part of the new coaching structure for LifeGroup leaders?
Begin by attending a Multiply seminar. If you already have attended, contact our LifeGroup Coordinator Intern Rachel White for more information.