Small Groups || Starter Application
Thank you for considering Leading a Small Group with Water of Life! We are excited about your potential ministry with us. Please pray before you start this application -- we are praying for you.
I have read these documents and agree to abide by them.
Before filling out this application, please take the time to read the Small Group Leader Ministry Description, Honor Code & Values and Statement of Faith located on the wolgroups.com web page. Click on the "Prospective Leaders" button to access these documents.
Please provide the approximate date/s of any classes which you've completed or which you're already registered for. If you haven't taken the class yet and are not registered, please leave the space blank.
Discovering Water of Life (DWOL):
Leader Training 1:
Ministry and Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
School of Ministry Tracks completed:
6 (graduated SOM)
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Do we have permission to text you occasional small groups updates at this number?
not a mobile number
Work Phone number:
(If applicable) name and age of spouse:
Names and ages of children living at home:
CHURCH HISTORY AND PERSONAL BELIEFS
How long have you regularly attended WOL?
Previous church attended:
How long did you attend there?
Are you a born again Christian?
For how long?
Please check the statements that apply to you. I believe...
In the virgin birth and deity of Jesus Christ.
That Jesus is God's Son and only sacrifice for sin.
That a person must be born again to receive eternal life.
In the infallibility of the Bible in its original language.
In the eternal separation from God for those who die in their sins.
MINISTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE
Please list ministry positions you've held, and the approximate dates you served:
In addition to being a Small Group Leader, would you also like to help the Small Group Ministry in any of these areas?
Small Group Coach
Social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Connecting people to Groups
Please list your top 3 Spiritual Gifts (if you know them):
Briefly explain why you would like to be a Small Group Leader:
Has anyone ever brought or threatened to bring a civil or criminal claim against you alleging physical or sexual abuse or sexual harassment?
Have you ever been charged, arrested or convicted of a felony?
Have you ever been terminated or has your employer ever reprimanded you for reasons relating to allegations of physical or sexual abuse or sexual harassment by you?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the last three questions, please give a brief explanation:
Is there anything in your past that might come up as a questionable issue?
If yes, please explain:
Please provide the name of two personal references (excluding family members) and one pastoral or ministry supervisor reference whom you have personally served with, that we can contact during the daytime.
1. Personal reference name, relationship and email:
2. 2nd personal reference name, relationship and email:
3. Pastoral or ministry supervisor name, job title and email:
By inputting my name below, I certify that the information contained in this application is complete, accurate, and not misleading in any way. I authorize Water of Life Church and its leadership to contact references provided, as well as church staff, ministry leaders and records in order to obtain information regarding my character and fitness for Small Group Leadership. Should my application be accepted, I agree to submit to the policies and procedures of Water of Life Church Small Group Ministries and to refrain from unscriptural conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of Water of Life Church.
SMALL GROUP MINISTRY LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT
*Sincere, worthy of respect and of a good reputation
*Have a genuine desire to serve and minister to other people
*Able to lead, motivate and teach other people
*Able to create positive group dynamics and resolve conflict within the group
*Reasonably healthy home life
*Member of Water of Life
I believe that I meet the qualifications for serving as a Small Group Leader and I have read and agree to the following (please put a check by each statement, if you are in agreement):
To fulfill the responsibilities outlined on the Ministry Description.
To abide by the Water of Life Church Small Group Leader Honor Code and Value Statement.
To embrace and teach Christian principles as stated in the Water of Life Church Statement of Faith.
SMALL GROUP DIRECTORY FORM
Names of all Group Leaders:
Major cross streets where you will meet:
Address where Group will be meeting:
Apartment or Unit #:
Can we provide the meeting address to those interested in joining your group?
If you have an Assistant Leader, please indicate his/her name:
What type of Group will this be?
By putting a number in this box, I consent to having my street name only publicized on the church web site.
Description of your Group:
Book or other materials you plan to use:
What age group or life stage (if any) will your group target:
Group meeting day/time:
Our Group will meet:
Every other week
If you marked "other" for group meeting, please specify:
Will your Group provide child care?
Age range of children permitted:
How many members does your group already have?
Is your Group currently open to accepting more members?
If your group is currently accepting new members, how many would you accept?
DATA CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
The data (name, address, commitments, etc.) that we have recorded for the members and attendees of our Small Groups are some of our most valuable resources. In order to value and protect that resource, access to and use of Water of Life's data is granted based upon the following agreement:
1. I will protect this data by:
*Not giving it out to others
2. I will protect our integrity as a church by:
*Using the data for Small Group purposes only.
*Not using or permitting others to use the data for personal fund raising or commercial purposes.
3. I will protect the privacy of each individual in our Small Group database.
4. I will take ownership for the accuracy of the data in our database by:
*Correcting inaccurate data.
*Entering only data that I know to be accurate.
By inputting my name here, I agree to abide by Water of Life's data integrity agreement.
REVIEW AND SUBMISSION
Once you've fully completed this form, take a moment to re-check the application to make sure you have filled out and signed all of the items.
PLEASE NOTE: A background check is required for all Water of Life Small Group Leaders. We will connect with you soon to schedule an appointment for your Live Scan. If any questions or issues arise as you fill out or submit the application, please contact us, 909-463-0103 x4149, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help.