Lead A Small Group

Impacting secular Washington, DC with the message of Jesus Christ is at the heart of our purpose at McLean Bible Church, and it permeates our teaching, our structure, and our culture. This vision is also at the heart of the mission of Small Groups—to inspire group members to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our small group leaders accept the responsibility of shaping the church community and inspiring their members to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, connect in Biblical community, serve in their God-given ministry, and share the Gospel Message. Are you interested in leading a small group? Consider the following to determine your fit for small group leadership:


  • Assess - Take a moment and read through the Leader Position Description. Please also study our expectations regarding living a life that is Above Reproach.
  • Pray - Please pray through your decision to become a small group leader. Are you called to lead a small group?
  • Study our Statement of Faith - Agreement both in belief and in practice with our Statement of Faith is required. If you have questions about or disagreements with our Statement of Faith, please let us know.
  • Apply - Complete the online Leadership Application.
  • Meet - During the approval process, a staff member or coach will contact you about setting up an in-person interview.
  • Join - Within 6 months of your conditional approval to lead a small group, you should attend the McLean Bible Church Membership Orientation and complete the membership application. All small group leaders must be members of McLean Bible Church.
  • Train - To be better equipped to lead a small group, attend Group Leadership Training, held six times per year at the Tysons campus of McLean Bible Church. In addition, all newly approved leaders must meet monthly with a Small Group Coach (to be assigned) for the first 6 months of leadership.