Small Groups Team

Learn more about the 3 Small Group leadership roles…

We love our Small Group team, and we celebrate when someone new meets the criteria to join in a leadership capacity! 

Complete the application form for the position that tugs at you, or call 209.835.4673x105 to speak with Chris Martinez, Small Groups Pastor, or email .

Small Group Facilitators (SGF)

We do expect that:
  • they feel led by the Holy Spirit to facilitate a group
  • they have served as a facilitator or a facilitator assistant in a previous group
  • they are a member of Southwinds Church
  • they are comfortable to sign off on our Minimum Guidelines and Values for Small Group Facilitators
We do not:
  • expect our facilitators to be seminary taught
  • expect them to preach
  • expect them to have certified public speaking skills

Apply to be a Facilitator

Small Group Facilitator Assistants (SGFA)

This position fully supports our SGF’s and the role is shaped by each group’s unique needs.  These folks may offer up their home to host a group and will step up to assist the SGF with group administration tasks such as:

  • being a liaison to the Small Groups Ministry to help identify curriculum
  • tracking and submitting group attendance
  • keeping the group roster accurate
  • filling in for the SGF to lead and facilitate group meetings as necessary
  • other tasks that the SGF and SGFA identify for their group


Home Hosts

This position provides our groups a place to meet.  These leaders are:

  • happy to offer up their home to provide a comfortable and inviting environment
  • love hospitality and lovingly present a clean home
  • provides or coordinates the supply of delicious treats that group members and guests will enjoy and even come back for

Apply to be a Home Host


Resources for active small group facilitators

Log in to the SWCurrent to take advantage of these resources:

Small Group Covenant

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