Adult Small Group Leaders

Welcome, Small Group Leaders!

We believe that transformation happens best in small groups, and that's why your role as a small group leader is so important. We've designed this page to equip you to lead your group well. Take a moment to go through the information below, and feel free to contact us if you have questions!


3 Essentials of Small Group Leadership



Financial Peace University Small Groups

This January, we are launching an all-campus initiative to take steps towards financial freedom by going through Financial Peace University (FPU). To provide the space for as many people to go through FPU as possible at our campues, we are asking all small group leaders to participate for 9 weeks, during your regularly scheduled small group time. Leading your group through FPU is easy and will feel like facilitating a discussion around any other curriculum you’ve used! View some additional resources, below!

Lead An FPU Small Group

Additional Resources

Facilitator Role Description // Additional FAQs

Tips for How to Lead an FPU Small Group


Featured Small Group Studies

The Book of Ephesians

Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through the powerful words of Paul. In 9 sessions, J.D. digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.

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The Armor of God
Women's Study

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.

But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.


View More Studies In RightNow Media

RightNow Media is an online video library with more than 6,000 Bible-based resources from great leaders, teachers, and pastors—and it's free for you and your small group! Explore hundreds of great small group curriculum choices. If you have questions about which one to use, connect with your Pastor of Groups. They’ll be sure to help you out!


Meet the Pastors of Groups

The Pastors of Groups at your campus are your best resource for advice, prayer, and encouragement. No matter what kind of question you have (e.g., what to study next, how to handle a situation within the group, etc), they are there for you.

Leah Van Gorp
Anoka Campus

Dave Schussman
Blaine Campus

Adam Waldron
Blaine Campus

Brett Schmidt
Lino Lakes Campus

Kylie Erickson
Spring Lake Park Campus

Cory Gregory
Wayzata Campus

Mike Okonek
White Bear Lake Campus

Ken Vogel
Woodbury Campus

Nate Larson
Woodbury Campus


New Leaders Start Here

We are so excited to have you lead a group here at Eagle Brook!  By now, you should have gone through our Closer Look and Lead Well classes, which are designed to introduce you to Eagle Brook’s vision culture and give you the necessary tools to lead a small group. If you've completed these two steps, you should be ready to start your group! As you prepare to launch your group, here are a few additional resources to consider.

Additional Resources